New photography exhibit at Fort Worth museum

July 17, 2012 by  

From now until October 28, ‘Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women’ will be on exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. This event runs between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

This exhibition outlines the effect that the cowgirl had on forging the identity and pushing the wild frontiers forward. Guests will view historical literature, science, sports, business, music, art, civil rights, and education documents and presentations. The main focus of this exhibit is works by Van Cleve, who is renowned for her photographs of rodeos, ranchers, the western ranges, cattle women, and cowboys.

Van Cleve grew up having firsthand knowledge and experience of what a cowgirl’s life was like, after having been raised on The Lazy K Bar, a working family ranch. This ranch, located in Montana’s Crazy Mountains region, was founded in 1880. At the age of 11, her parents gifted her with a kit to develop her pictures at home, as well as new camera, and this proved to be her route towards becoming a notable photographer. Through this exhibition, the audience will come to understand the considerable impact that women had on the development of the West.

To generate awareness, it is possible that poster printing and brochure printing has been used to promote this event, which is wheelchair accessible and is open to everyone. Admission is $8 per adult, $7 for seniors and students, and children aged 3 – 12 are free. For more information, please visit the National Cowgirl Museum’s website or call the office at 817-336-4475.