January 19 to April 13, 2004
Drawing upon a long and successful history of pastoral cultural exchanges, the Western Folklife Center researched the culture of the Mongolian horseman with the goal of creating a cultural exchange between ranchers and cowboys in the West and the Mongolian horsemen of the East.
The Mongolian Horseman exhibit was developed as a result of fieldwork and research by Western Folklife Center staff. Through everyday objects, furniture, nomadic architecture, and photographs that depict a herdsman’s daily life, exhibition visitors step inside the world of a Mongolian family and learn about their beliefs, customs, homes, and the land that provides their livelihood.
The Mongolian Horseman was curated by the Western Folklife Center, hosted by the Northeastern Nevada Museum, and developed as a collaborative project between these two organizations.
This exhibit was made possible through generous contributions from The Asian Cultural Council, International Game Technology, The Trust for Mutual Understanding and the Joanne and Art Hall Foundation.