April 2022

Friendly Encounter by Fred Darge

Fred Darge Paints the Big Bend and Beyond

April 22–June 4

German-born Dallas artist, Fred Darge (1900-1978), traveled and painted extensively throughout West Texas and New Mexico.

June 2022

Qahatika Girl, c. 1907
Edward S. Curtis

Photographs by Edward S. Curtis

June 17–September 3

Between 1900 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis traveled deep into Indian territories and lived among dozens of Native tribes. He captured the ways of life of over 80 Native cultures, producing over 40,000 glass plate negatives, 10,000 wax cylinder recordings, 4,000 pages of anthropological text, and a feature-length film. His dedication culminated in the production of The North American Indian, the most extensive and expensive photographic project ever undertaken. Using the Museum’s Collections, thirty photogravures by Curtis and original maps from this time period will be on exhibit. Both collections were gifted to the Museum by Yana and Marty Davis.

September 2022

36th Annual Trappings of Texas

Opening Weekend: September 15-17

Exhibit & Sale of Contemporary Western Art & Custom Cowboy Gear

Thursday, September 15
Evening Preview Party

Friday, September 16
Daytime artist demos on the Museum’s front porch
Evening Grand Opening Reception and Sale

Saturday, September 17
Daytime artist demos on the Museum’s front porch
Evening Ranch Roundup Party