The exhibition contains photographs and documents that chronicle women's roles in all things Western since the nineteenth century, from ranching, cattle and stock associations to rodeo. (Women bull-riders did everything their male counterparts did, only wearing Victorian petticoats and button-up boots.) The show, which is timed to coincide with the centennial of the National Western Stock Show, also presents contemporary women who have stuck with the rural, ranching lifestyle, and explores the cowgirl as a pop-culture icon.
We've known for a while that cowgirls get the blues. Now they might also get their due. For information, call 303-866-3682.
Dec. 16-31, 2005