National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents Barbara Van Cleve: Pure Quill
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame will be presenting a temporary exhibit by 1995 National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Barbara Van Cleve titled Pure Quill: Photographs by Barbara Van Cleve.
Many people are familiar with Van Cleve’s work from her 1995 book, Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women, which was also an exhibition at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 2012 and 2014. In the Pure Quill exhibit, visitors will experience the other themes she addresses, including her Rodeo as Dance series, her striking portraits using the moon and stars as a light source, and her documentation of the Spanish Mission Trail in Baja, California, which she has recorded over more than two decades. Van Cleve has chosen to tell her stories in the exhibit through black-and-white photographs whose subtle values speak to the mind, heart, and soul.
Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display through May 7.