American Farmer features 45 iconic images by photographer Paul Mobley. These images are the portraits of America’s real farming communities. They tell the story of agriculture and the spirit of the people who keep it going. This is a traveling ExhibitsUSA exhibit.
Long-term exhibit up now through December 2018, featuring the real cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, and farmers who contributed to the Chisholm Trail. Visit our Facebook events page for complete details.
Oct. 20 – Jan. 6, 2019
The show will officially open Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
Mark your calendar for the reception! It’s going to be a great party!
Meet the Artists Reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
Tiger Art, The Legacy Lives On will feature the artwork of Dana Tiger and her adult children, Christie Tiger and Coleman Tiger Blair – the daughter and grandchildren of Oklahoma artist, Jerome Tiger (1941-1967). Jerome Tiger’s work is part of the Garis Gallery of the American West collection. Art is available to purchase.
This exhibit is covered in regular admission.
We will be closed Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in recognition of Christmas Day holiday. We are open 363 days of weather. Call ahead in case of inclement weather.
Join us 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 for a reception celebrating young writers and the spirit of creativity at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West.
Saddle Up & Write is a creative writing experience hosted by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council and CTHC members. It is taught by Dr. Nathan Brown, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate.
Now in its ninth year, exceptional sixth grade writers from Duncan, Empire and Marlow use the Garis Gallery of the American West, CTHC temporary exhibits and their own lives as inspiration to create poetry or prose. Students select their favorite works which are then compiled into an award-winning mini-magazine.
Readings and refreshments – all are welcome to attend.
Each student receives a published booklet of their selection.
Guests should arrive before the reception begins at 1:30.
Please see our NOTES blog on Facebook for the complete article and names of students who participated.
Our creative writing program was made possible through funding by the Oklahoma Arts Council and Chisholm Trail Heritage Center members. If you aren’t a member but would like to become one, please give us a call today! 580-252-6692
Inspired by the designs of pottery and blankets of the southwest, Sandy Magrath paints “happy dog art!” Large canvases and bright acrylic paints provide her with the tools she needs to create these works of fun art. Dogs with goofy personalities are the inspiration for Magrath, a Norman, Oklahoma artist. Exhibit is open daily May 1 to June 30, 2019. A meet the artist reception is 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.