National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West

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Saturday, Oct. 27

National Geographic magazine is famous for its stellar photography and startling images from around the world. Through its pages, we’ve seen fascinating creatures from the frigid ocean depths, the intimate details of nomadic existence on Tibet’s grassy plains and other snapshots of living from around the world both familiar and mysterious. Nothing against good reporting and writing, but a photo is worth a thousand blurbs, particularly a photo from a National Geographic assignment photographer.
Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Road, Tulsa, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, are two of a handful of museums across the country opening an exhibit of pictures of the American West this Saturday. The photos are taken from across 125 years of the magazine’s publication and include a shot of the Oklahoma land grab at the opening of the Cherokee Outlet.
Go to the Gilcrease (gilcrease.utulsa.edu) and Hall of Fame (www.nationalcowboymuseum.org) for museum hours and admission information. National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West continues in Oklahoma City through Jan. 6 and in Tulsa through Feb. 3.

 

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