National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum showcases the early comics, caricatures and doodles of Tom Ryan.
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“We have a Prix de West committee that listens to the curatorial staff and judges the show,” Patterson said.
“We wanted to make it so that it could be fun and educational and social,” Wolins said, “which is what museums are all about these days.”
These museums offer glimpses into history often not found at larger museums in the state.
“There are folks who are accustomed to the Western lifestyle — it’s what they live and breathe — but there are a lot of families that we’re their first taste of it,” Jeane said.
The photography exhibition on loan from John Wayne Enterprises and the John R. Hamilton Collection is on display through May 14 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.