Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women
to 5 PM
1720 Gendy Street , Fort Worth, TX
$8 - $10
Start date: Thursday, May 17, 2012
End Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is pleased to present “Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women,” an exhibit by Master Photographer Barbara Van Cleve, a 1995 Honoree.
Van Cleve is nationally known for her photographs of the western range, ranchers, rodeos, cowboys and cattle women. Van Cleve’s own heritage is rich with firsthand experience of the cowgirl life. She grew up on her family’s ranch, the Lazy K Bar, founded in 1880 in the Crazy Mountains of Montana. Her parents gave her a camera and home developing kit when she was 11.
“Hard Twist” refers to the old Manila-hemp, tightly twisted lariat rope = hard twisted. The term can also refer to a small, compact, physically strong person with resilience, rather like rawhide, which expands and stretches when wet or shrinks and tightens up when dry but rarely breaks. The ranch women in the photographs of Barbara Van Cleve are the embodiment of “Hard Twist” — tough and resilient, but above all an integral part of ranch life.
Van Cleve captures their strength with stunning beauty and simplicity in the more than 60 black and white photographs.
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