CABALLEROS Y VAQUEROS: THE ORIGIN OF WESTERN HORSE CULTURES
On display through Jan. 5, 2020
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
The iconic Western cowboy actually can trace its roots to north and west Africa, up through Spain and then over to the New World. The Caballeros y Vaqueros exhibition, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, tells this story using the decorative traditions of New World husbandry as they developed in New Spain and Colonial Mexico from a fusion of Native American, European, African and Islamic traditions. The exhibition focuses on working objects as sculptural art, allowing visitors to see and learn how global traditions manifested into a unique Western visual tradition.
EXPERIENCING THE DUST BOWL
Woody Guthrie Center
102 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
The Woody Guthrie Center has a new ongoing exhibit, sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, that allows visitors to truly experience the power of a Dust Bowl storm through virtual reality technology. Step back in time through this multi-sensory experience to fully understand events that affected those living in the region. Since this was a man-made disaster, it also provides an opportunity to explore the way people affect the environment.