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Cuero Celebrates Warhol at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Oct 11, 2019 10:31PM ● By Kayla Mayer
"As a heritage museum, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum connects us to the everyday lives of our pioneer ancestors, and brings this era in American history vividly to life through interpretive exhibits, research, and educational programs.
In early 2000, The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum was established to preserve the ranching and agricultural heritage of DeWitt County and surrounding areas in South Texas, with its roots in the great cattle drives of the late 19th century, when the cowboy became an American icon, and the Longhorn steer a legend."

Jeanne Means McGlothlin-
"Great informative displays. Interactive displays. Very well done. Friendly staff."

David Castillo-
"The museum and building are very clean and in excellent condition. There is a 12 minute film that details the history of the Chisholm Trail Ride’s beginnings that’s a must see. It’s very easy to follow from the oldest to youngest Cowboy or Cowgirl. I was told by the museum staff, who are very courteous and friendly, that the film was produced by the same writers of the Lonesome Dove series.

Overall all the museum is a must see when you’re passing through or visiting Cuero."

Linda Lopez de Roman-
"Wonderful museum well worth the drive. Highly recommend it to Texas history lovers."

Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum
302 North Esplanade
Cuero, Texas 77954

"The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of CUERO CELEBRATES WARHOL, an exclusive exhibition featuring works from Andy Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series which he created just before his death in 1987. This exciting exhibition represents ideals of the American West which continue today with contemporary representations of historic figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and General George Armstrong Custer.

Although Warhol will be the featured artist, this unique exhibition will also include works in the genre by five other prominent artists: Bob Wade, John Nieto, John Moyers, Billy Schenck and Ira Yeager, all eminent in their own right and whose work has been inspired by Native American and Western cultures significant in our nation’s history.

Andy Warhol is the quintessential master of pop art. Warhol’s work in his Cowboys and Indians series creates a commentary on mass media and the way in which contrived imagery can affect how we understand history.

Bob Wade glamorized the West with his color-enhanced Buffalo Bill with Cowgirls and helped shape the Texas Cosmic Cowboy counter culture in 1970’s Austin.

John Nieto held an international reputation and continues to be widely regarded as one of America’s most accomplished contemporary artists. Using intense primary colors with bold strokes, Nieto created both dimension and character on the canvas.

John Moyers, the son of acclaimed artist William Moyers, was destined to be a Western artist. He captures the essential qualities of a scene with precise color representation, authentic props and historical accuracy.

Billy Schenck worked with Warhol in New York City at his studio, often referred to as “The Factory.” Schenck’s expressions of attitude, romance and irreverence were viewed as revolutionary contributions and eagerly embraced by the Pop Art Movement.

Ira Yeager has been painting striking portraits of American Indian chiefs for nearly 50 years, which honor the history and nobility of Native People. These are often compared to the photographic portraits of Edward S. Curtis.

Cuero Celebrates Warhol Exhibition Preview Party | Thursday, Oct 10 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
We will be saying “Thank You” to our members as they will be the first to view this exhibition. They will also have the opportunity to meet several of the artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Members are advised to RSVP by October 3. Please call 361.277.2866 to make reservations or for additional information.

Special Warhol Exhibition Hours
October 11 – November 17, Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday 12pm – 4:30pm"

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