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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

ranch gates

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  • Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014

    This event wil include a guest lecture by photographers Daniel Olsen and Henk Van Assen.


     

  • Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2018

    The ranch gate is one of the most recognizable cultural artifacts of Americana, representing the people and landscapes, history and folklore of the American West. As ranches are consolidated and ranching becomes industrialized, the number of ranches is dwindling and the handcrafted gate is becoming a thing of the past. This exhibit, based on the book “Ranch Gates of the Southwest: Manifestation of Individualism” by Daniel M Olsen and Henk Van Assen, features selected photographs of custom ranch gates from across the Southwest that highlight the folklore and lifestyles of ranchers from this region and explore the design, landscape, and cultural history of ranching in the Southwest.