The Lingo of Our Calling: The Legacy of Cowboy Poetry
offers a glimpse into the ranching world through the lens of cowboy poetry and related art forms. This exhibit invites you to hear firsthand from working cowboys and to explore the enduring beauty and spirit of their culture, presenting cowboy poetry, music and gear, paintings, photography, posters, and quilting. Recordings of recitations of the poems appearing in the exhibit bring them to life. Short films featuring the art and work of contemporary ranchers offer insight into the culture from the perspective of those working day-to-day on the land. A small, traveling library of selected volumes provides an opportunity to delve further into cowboy poetry.