Prix de West exhibit open at the Cowboy through Sept. 13
This week we also blogged about not missing the OKCMOA’s Schnitzer pop art exhibit before it closes Sept. 13. But there’s another area art exhibit you shouldn’t miss that also goes away Sept. 13 we wanted to highlight as well as an entrée to visit another one of OKC’s most prized institutions.
Oklahoma City proudly calls the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum its own, and its annual Prix de West is well-known as the nation’s premier Western art exhibition and sale. Westerns artists from across the globe send their art to the sale each year.
This year, though the exhibit is open to museum guests like usual, the sale will be handled by proxy bid. The entire collection is on sale save the Purchase Award Winner (Bill Anton’s “Makeshift Ambulance”). Interested but not sure about the whole going-out-in-public thing? You can also see the exhibition virtually! But if you go in-person you can not only see the rest of the museum’s collection of art and artifacts, you can also see their other current exhibitions, Storytellers and Sellers: Artist Illustrators (great for people interested in design, marketing, history and more) and Girls of the Golden West, which focuses on what life was like for women in the American West.
Even if you’re an “art isn’t my thing” type, there are still plenty of reasons to visit The Cowboy. We previously blogged about the outdoor Liichokoshkomo’ kids outdoor STEAM activity center. If you’re a fan of stuff like Western movies, American history and artifacts or even social media celebrities, The Cowboy is right up your alley. So get out there and check it out!