Back at the Ranch - An Artful Life

BAck at the Ranch Installation  January through December, 2005
Western Folklife Center
Exhibition Gallery
501 Railroad Street
Elko Nevada

This exhibition draws on one of the main areas of study of the Western Folklife Center - the expressive culture of the ranching community. Visitors to our exhibit gallery in Elko can see the Western Folklife Center’s collection of contemporary handcrafted horse gear, listen to some of the favorite poems and songs from ranch country on our digital jukebox, watch short videos on the “Art of Gearmaking,” and enjoy our 16-minute high definition film, Why the Cowboy Sings, in our Black Box Theater.

Back at the Ranch Gear & VideoBack at the Ranch is also a virtual on-line exhibition; we regret that it is temporarily offline. When available, you can read about the artists and see their work, listen to some of the favorite poems and songs from ranch country and watch films of gearmakers in action, explaining their craft. 

Leather & ChromeBack at the Ranch Jukebox






Special thanks to our exhibition supporters and partners:

National Endowment for the Arts
Fund for Folk Culture
Anne Pattee
Wallace Foundation
Ford Foundation
William Matthews’ Contemporary Gear Fund & Collection
Standard Wholesale Supply
Wes Dixon/Sudix Foundation