Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY-"I" Incredible Sculpture

"THE END OF THE TRAIL"


Standing 18 feet tall and weighing approximately four tons, James Earle Fraser's magnificent and powerful sculpture creates a dramatic first impression when you enter the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  Plan to spend one whole day there to visit the outdoor gardens and to see the collection of paintings, pottery, firearms and Native American art as well as exhibits that illustrate the history and culture of the American West.

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27 comments:

  1. Oh wow Kate, that really is a fabulous sculpture, and they've picked the perfect spot to display it in front of that beautiful window.

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  2. cette statue est magnifique, sur la première photo elle est impressionnante

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  3. Wow Kate that really is incredible.

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  4. Wow, that certainly is impressive! And beautiful. I wonder if there's a reason the Indian is bent over, almost in sadness?

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  5. WOW! It's fantastic and the top shot is just great!

    Regarding the yesterday post:
    It's children illustrations: one artist per table, an illustration in every drawer. I've added the information on the post as I realised it was not quite clear. Thank you.

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  6. This is a breathtaking sculpture. It would certainly stop one in his tracks.

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  7. It's a beauty and is located in a wonderful spot with super lighting.

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  8. I've been there so many times, that I don't enjoy it the same way a person with fresh eyes does. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots from here. The statue is impressive!

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  9. Incredible sculpture

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  10. Wow, this is really spectacular. It does have a sadness about it.

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  11. Beautiful shot Kate!
    So glad you stopped and visited the museum. So many nice exhibits and information to be found there.

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  12. Wow again Kate. Fabulous sculpture. Your top photo rally captures the beauty of the setting as well as the work.

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  13. I love this museum. There is so much to see and do and so many things to photograph. This has to be one of my all time favorite sculptures.

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  14. I had no idea of the scale of this sculpture, which I've seen over the years in - obviously - reduced versions. What sadness it conveys. This is a beautiful setting.

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  15. A beautiful work of art, but the subject matter does sadden my heart. It is magnificent.

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  16. That sculpture always makes me so sad...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  17. Wow - incredible!

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  18. That is amazing and big.

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  19. Your top photograph is great, Kate.

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  20. AMAZING! Its size reminds me of when I saw David in Florence!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  21. What a sight to see! Thanks, Kate.

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  22. Wow that is pretty amazing work of art.

    ABC Wed

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  23. What a strikng sculpture!!!It looks awsome where it stands. I must put that on my bucket list.
    Ann

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  24. Did you stop here to/from Santa Fe?

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  25. I spent much time at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in my younger years. It is a fantastic place and this piece takes your breath away when you first see it. I also enjoyed your tribute to the OKC massacre.

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