October 2020

The New Blanket by Tony Eubanks

A Feeling of Humanity: The Ken Ratner Collection
October 9-December 23

Works by contemporary American Western artists

Tom Lea and J. Frank Dobie

Culture & Cocktails
Amistad: Tom Lea, J. Frank Dobie & a Cowboy Poet
October 15, 7:00-10:00 PM, Free

Online event via YouTube Live broadcast from the Museum of the Big Bend

The Museum of the Big Bend has partnered with the Tom Lea Institute to participate in the Annual Tom Lea Month series of celebrations. During the Institute’s Cocktails and Culture hour, the Museum will present a film featuring Don Cadden, Alpine Cowboy Poet, as he performs a selection of cowboy songs and talks about how the vaquero and cowboy cultures are intertwined. Susan Pittman, researcher from Grapevine and Fort Davis, follows with the story of the friendship between J. Frank Dobie and Tom Lea and how their broken relationship was restored by their wives.

Cozy up on your couch as we talk culture over cocktails.