What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 12, 2012: See “National Geographic’s Greatest Photographs of the American West” at the National Cowboy Museum
Today’s featured event:
See the special exhibition “National Geographic’s Greatest Photographs of the American West,” on view through Jan. 6 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63.
Presented in 10 locations across America, the exhibit includes powerful images from the National Geographic Image Collection. The exhibit 75 photos from more than 50 photographers in “National Geographic’s Greatest Photographs of the American West” exhibition. National Geographic magazine has a 125-year history, reports The Oklahoman’s Bryan Painter.
Mike Leslie, assistant director at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, has not only studied the exhibit, but listened to some of the reactions since it opened in late October.
“I heard one gentleman say ‘Basically this has been our vacation for the last 30 years or so because I’ve been to here, to here and to here,’” Leslie told Bryan. “My daughter, who is a college student, knew immediately the photographer in a photo down here. She told me the photographer was Jimmy Chin and she told me about the climber who was standing there without ropes on a granite sliver at Yosemite’s Half Dome.
“When you’re talking about the West, I don’t know of any other region in the United States that has had such a draw and such a dynamic kind of response by people, and so this is a fun exhibit. It has a little bit of everything.”
To read more of Bryan’s excellent feature on the exhibit, click here.
For more information, go to www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.
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