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Legends of the West

February 1, 2003 to July 5, 2003

The spirit of the West brought a young George Bush to Midland, Texas in 1948. The same spirit captured America's imagination when President Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark into the unknown. The same spirit called settlers in wagon trains along the Oregon Trail and to California in search of gold. The spirit of the West would forever change our history and our culture as a nation. The Museum at the George Bush Library is exploring the art and culture of our nation's Western heritage through American art, history and cultural artifacts.

Classic western works by artists such as Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Peter Hurd, Frank Reaugh, Tom Lea and Thomas Moran; are represented in this extraordinary exhibit. Fabulous and fun boots from across the country including a special collection by Texas boot artisans are on display. A 1940 vintage Indian motorcycle is corralled with its modern cousin against striking 19th century black and white photographs of proud Native Americans.

Legends of the West brings together original fine art, photographs, and popular boot art from across the country. This exhibit is an eclectic mix of some of the finest Western art spiced with a playful dash of popular culture. Everyone will find something to their liking. Don't miss the magnificent sculpture, paintings and artifacts of Legends of the West on exhibit February 1 - July 5, 2003.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091