Briscoe Western Art Museum presents "Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western"

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John Wayne in True Grit
John Wayne in True Grit Photo courtesy of Briscoe Western Art Museum

"Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western" tells the dramatic story of the Hollywood Western of the late 1960s to the 1980s. Against a historical backdrop of social unrest, political turmoil, economic uncertainty, and generational change, competing cinematic visions of the Old West vied for Americans’ attention within the popular culture of the day. And as they did so, the Western remained as rich and entertaining as at any time in its history.

From an actual red carpet, velvet ropes, and the unmistakable smell of popcorn to film clips rolling throughout the exhibition, the Briscoe will transform into a 1960s movie theater featuring almost 60 vintage original movie posters, as well as movie costumes and dozens of authentic lobby cards. Display screens throughout the exhibition will feature film clips illustrating representative moments of the genre, and costumes worn by John Wayne in the movies Chisum, The Cowboys, and The Undefeated will be on display.

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The Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

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Free with museum admission.