Past Museum Exhibitions: 2017: Cowboys & Vaqueros

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West

January 14 – February 26, 2017

Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the

American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. This journey through our region’s history explores the culture of the West and honors Cowboy, Native American, and Mexican traditions.

Special Events

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Curator’s Talk

Mehl Lawson, artist, braider, rider and curator, will lead a talk about his journey as an artist and his vision for this grand exhibition.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Western Day

Expanding upon the Center’s 2nd Saturday art activities, Western Day will be a rip-roarin’ good time for the whole family with themed art activities, demonstrations by Vaquero and Charro clubs, the Bandy Blacksmith Guild, Escondido History Center, and the African-American Museum of San Diego.

Happy Trails Closing Event & Fundraiser

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Join Cowboy Balladeer, Tom Hiatt, and his three piece band, singing originals and classics under the stars. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a last look blue-ribbon exhibition before it moseys on down the road.


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