Lonesome Dove

Two Cowboys on Horseback

July through September 25, 2020
Concho Resources Inc. Galleries

Bill Wittliff. 
Gus and Call on the Mesa, ©.
On loan.

Made possible by Rosalind Redfern Grover, Nancy Gibson, Kay B. Bird, The Piedra Companies, EOG Resources Inc. and by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry’s epic novel of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to found the first ranch there—captured the public imagination and has never let it go. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience.

Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition presents fifty-fived framed classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history.

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Lonesome Dove, an exhibition produced by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Where To Find Us

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701