Saddles, Spurs, and Quirts: The Art of Leatherworking

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Oct 31 2015 - Jun 26 2016

In a display of highly decorated saddles, bridles, quirts, and spurs, this exhibition demonstrates how everyday items of cowboy culture become an impetus for complex design, ornamentation, and collaboration between artists. With this selection of embellished equestrian objects borrowed from a regional private collection, makers from Mexico to Oregon bridge the divide between art and function, showcasing the creativity of contemporary cowboy culture in North America.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Decorative Arts
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Western
  • Group show

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