On display May 15, 2010 - Oct 24, 2010
Sole Mates: Cowboy Boot and Art celebrates images of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life. The exhibition presents more than 130 examples of contemporary and historic art, including paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course cowboy boots. These images investigate changing aspects of the West by addressing freedom, loneliness, gender, fashion, allure and youth culture.
(top) Finished boots at Deana McGuffin's Shop, 2009. Photo by Blair Clark.
Visitors to the show were invited to "Show Us Your Boots!" 112 visitors to the opening on May 15 share their boots and boot stories. View visitors' boots>
Images from the Exhibition
Storm, Highway 41, New Mexico
Greg Mac Gregor
A Bucking Bronco
Martin Cary Horowitz
The Lonely Vigil
W. Herbert Dunton