A traveling photography exhibit from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth that showcases the strength and resilience of ranch women in the Rocky Mountain West is visiting the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis.
Renowned photographer Barbara Van Cleve's "Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women" opens on Jan. 30 and runs through April 25.
Part of the Eiteljorg’s 2020-21 theme of Honoring Women, the exhibit encompasses 62 visually dramatic photos of ranch women who work with cattle and horses or compete in rodeos.
“After a year when everyone’s normal routines of life and work were disrupted, it is refreshing to experience Barbara Van Cleve’s documentary-style photographs depicting strong women who work outdoors in the elements year-round, manage their ranches, raise their families and express their individuality. The photographs beautifully capture the realities of ranch life, the stories of the ranch women are inspiring and the Hard Twist exhibit celebrates the theme of honoring women,” Eiteljorg Vice President and Chief Curatorial Officer Elisa Phelps said.
Van Cleve was a Montana rancher who took up photography after a career in academics. She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and taught English literature and photography at DePaul University where she served as dean of women. Seeking to rectify a lack of published photographs of women ranchers and counter the stereotype that all ranchers are men, she traveled the Rocky Mountain West on horseback during the last 1980s and early 1990s to shoot the women of the West at rodeos, ranches and out on the range.
She published her work in the book "Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women."
The exhibit of her photography showcases nearly 30 ranch women, including the world champion bareback bronc and bull rider Jan Youren.
The exhibit is included with regular admission to the museum at 500 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis.
For more information, visit eiteljorg.org or call 317-636-9378.
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
2020 has been a hard year for restaurants in the Region with the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns and restrictions that followed. Here's a look at the restaurants, brewpubs and chain eateries Northwest Indiana lost in one of the toughest years in recent memory:
The reason why Bakers Square abruptly shuttered its restaurants in Lansing and Merrillville over the weekend has come to light.
3 Floyds told investors it is permanently closing its landmark brewpub in Munster, which has been a major draw to Northwest Indiana.
The owner of the Schererville and Merrillville Golden Corrals faces a murder charge in a cold case killing of a Missouri teen who was found in a drainage ditch with two gunshot wounds to the head.
There's no more going back for seconds or thirds at the Old Country Buffet in Highland.
Figure Eight Brewing, a staple of downtown Valparaiso for a decade, plans to close in two weeks.
Yats Creole and Cajun restaurant geaux out of business after after six years in Valparaiso.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another permanent closure of a Region restaurant.
The authentic southern-style barbecue restaurant, one of the first to deliver food to local hospitals and first responders during the pandemic, is temporarily closing its locations in Dyer, Mokena, Milwaukee and Madison.
Four Winds Casino New Buffalo will replace The Hard Rock Cafe with Kankakee Grille, which will feature live music and modern comfort food.
Aspen Cafe closes after 30 years in St. John, the Pancake Club closes in Schererville, Pita Stop coming to Dyer
The Stacked Pickle restaurant chain that former Indianapolis Colts player Gary Brackett was trying to expand to Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
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