Black Cowboy
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Mention the word 'cowboy,' and the image that most often comes to mind--from American paintings, vintage films and television shows--is a lone ranger astride a noble white horse overlooking the plains of the Wild West. The exhibition 'Black Cowboy' is a contribution toward overcoming the historical omission of African-American communities with long histories of keeping and training horses, and toward demonstrating that their tradition is alive and well today. Visitors to the exhibition will find cowboys in unexpected locations--riding down a busy city avenue, for example--or in complex situations, such as a rodeo held within the confines of a state prison. The images will show that African-American children and women, too, can take on the aura of this figure, who symbolizes our country's independence and stoic pride. 'Black Cowboy' expands our idea of what constitutes an American icon and legacy, and complicates a narrative that has been tightly woven into our popular culture.
November 17, 2016 - March 5, 2017
Normal Venue Hours:Thursday - Friday 12pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Normal Venue Hours: Thu.-Fri. noon-9 pm; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. noon-6 pm
144 W. 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Nearest Subways
A,B,C,D at 125 St
B,C at 116 St
B,C at 135 St
2,3 at Central Park North (110 St)
B,C at Cathedral Pkwy (110 St)