Living Large: Bob Wade’s Cowgirls at The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

cowgirl exhibit

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is excited to welcome the new exhibition Living Large: Bob Wade’s Cowgirls in the Anne W. Marion Gallery — open now through July 31.

The exhibition focuses largely on his cowgirl lineups, the works that catapulted him into the mainstream. Bob “Daddy-O” Wade’s cowgirls are the result of decades of experimentation with large-scale photography and color tinting of black-and-white vintage photographs and postcards.

The exhibition is anchored by Thirteen Cowgirls, the first work of cowgirls that Wade undertook. With an introduction composed by Dr. Jason Mellard, Wade friend and director for Texas Music History at Texas State University, the exhibition hosts 11 works, many which are paired with the original postcard.

13 cowgirls_photo credit Bob Wade
photo credit Bob Wade


The exhibition was curated with Wade’s wife, Lisa and daughter Rachel in honor of Wade’s legacy.

The museum is located at: 1720 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107.