“End of the Trail” Centennial Celebration

frasereot25-end-of-trail-exhibit-blogWhether you are a first time visitor or a regular at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you have stood in awe of James Earle Fraser’s End of the Trail sculpture, which has graced the entrance of the museum since 1993.  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fraser sculpture, the museum begins a new exhibition “End of the Trail: A Centennial Celebration” on Friday August 14, 2015. The iconic sculpture was created for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. After the exposition, Fraser’s End of the Trail was a signature piece of public art in the Mooney Grove Park in Visalia, California, before it was moved to Oklahoma City and into the museum’s Payne-Kirkpatrick Memorial Building in 1968. The exhibition, which will remain in place until October 25, 2015, honors and celebrates the history of Fraser’s signature sculpture, and draws from the archives of the museum’s Dickinson Research Center. For more on the “End of the Trail” exhibition and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Heritage Center, visit the museum’s website at: NationalCowboyMuseum.org.

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