Fall Exhibition Opening Celebration

28Oct5:00 pm8:00 pmFall Exhibition Opening CelebrationCommunity Event

Composite image of Buck Dunton's painting

Event Details

oin us for the opening reception for our two fall exhibitions and celebrate a richer story of the American cowboy. Cowboy attire is strongly encouraged! This is a free community event.

In partnership with Revolt Gallery, the Harwood will host folk singer, songwriter, and Taos local Garry Blackchild and alt/indie rock band Desert Prose. Blackchild will bring his blend of reggae, rock, soul, bluegrass, old country, electronic music, and hip-hop to the Harwood Backyard, while Desert Prose will serenade us with dreamy sounds of Laurel canyon country drenched in pedal steel.
Garry Blackchild, a dark skinned man with dradlocks and stubble, stands in a field wearing a leather jacket and hat.      Black and white image of a rock band with female lead guitar and vocalist.

Did you know that historians estimate that one in four ranch hands in the golden age of American cattle ranging (late 1800s to early 1900s) were of African ancestry? Outriders: Legacy of the Black Cowboy expands our idea of what constitutes an American icon and legacy, thus complicating a narrative woven deep into our popular culture.

And in celebration of the Taos Society of Artists’ resident ‘cowboy painter, William Herbert “Buck” Dunton: A Mainer Goes West features work that romanticizes the geography and cultures of the Southwest, creating a mythology of the West.

These exhibitions are made possible in part by Montaner Charitable Trust; Rosamaria Ellis Clark Estate; Harwood Museum Alliance; New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California; Various Small Fires; Kasmin Gallery; ROSEGALLERY; Monique Meloche Gallery; Spaghetti Western; Private Collection, LA.

Image Credits: (left) Ivan B. McClellan, Kortnee Solomon, Hempstead, Texas (detail), n.d., photographic print, 38 x 29 in. Courtesy of the artist. (right) W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton, Ginger, c. 1932, oil on canvas, 50 13/16 x 33 7/8 in. Gift of Vivian Dunton, Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico.



(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux Street