America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum presents the evolving history and cultures of the American West. The holdings extend across fine art, pop culture, and firearms to Native American objects and historical cowboy gear. The exceptional collection of classic and contemporary Western art includes paintings, sculptures, illustrations and graphic art, by artists including Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, and features sculptor James Earle Fraser’s magnificent work, The End of the Trail.
The Museum hosts the annual Prix de West invitational exhibition of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists. Each year the Museum acquires the Prix de West Award winner for the permanent collection for display in a dedicated Prix de West gallery of paintings and sculpture.
Additionally, he exhibition wing houses a turn-of-the-century town and interactive history galleries that focus on the American cowboy, rodeos, Native American culture, Victorian firearms, frontier military and Western performers. Outside, beautifully landscaped gardens flank the Children’s Cowboy Corral, and interactive children’s space.