“Vaqueros: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception
Hosted by the Office of International Affairs. Featuring the photographs of Bill Wittliff.
Companion Exhibit: National Ranching Heritage Center’s “The History of Beef Cattle Breeds”
Opening receptions for both exhibits: January 22, 2019
National Ranching Heritage Center: 5:00 – 6:30
Short Lecture by Dr. Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D. – TTU Department of Animal and Food Science
Refreshments from Red Raider Meats
International Cultural Center: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Desserts from south of the border
In the early 1970s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered photographer Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. This exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and The CH Foundation.
For more information go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/.