"100 Years of Plein Air Painting in West Texas"
The lure of the Wild West in Texas has inspired artists for 100 years to journey across Texas and beyond, painting the vast open lands and rivers. 'Plein Air' is the French term for painting outdoors, in the open air.
Our speaker is Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture & Curator of Cowboy Collections & Western Art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Grauer has curated over 150 exhibitions on Western art, culture, and history and authored 65 publications, including the Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1700-1945, Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man, and Making a Hand: The Art of H. D. Bugbee, which received the Western History Association Wrangler Award for Best Western Art Book for 2020.
Mr. Grauer lectures on art, history, and culture across the American West. He does a living history cowboy presentation called “Cowboy Mike.”
Michael Grauer's talk will be free and open to the public.