High Desert Museum has a new exhibit celebrating black rodeo culture and history. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Black cowboys have long been an integral part of the American West. Thousands of Black cowboys, for instance, rode in the Western cattle drives of the 1860s. Their stories are largely untold in popular narratives, but modern-day Black rodeos keep their traditions alive. A new, original High Desert Museum exhibit celebrates this thriving culture.
In the Arena: Photographs from America’s Only Touring Black Rodeo opens at the Museum on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Through the lens of San Francisco Bay Area photographer Gabriela Hasbun, this exhibit documents the exhilarating atmosphere of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo—the only touring Black rodeo in the country—and the…