New Perspectives: Open Range


August 30, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Story of Texas is always changing, discover the best new perspectives through conversations with the state's interesting characters. 

Program Details

Although rodeo has grown into a worldwide attraction, the real life of the working cowboy that inspired the sport remains a mystery to most. Few are even aware if the range riding cowboys of legend still exist in the 21st century. Join us for a fascinating multi-media presentation by two Austinites uniquely qualified to reveal the life of the modern-day working cowboy.

John Langmore, who grew up cowboying and spent the last six years photographing “big-outfit” cowboys for an upcoming book, will show his photography and discuss the life of the modern-day working cowboy. Bud Force, an accomplished local filmmaker, who partnered with John to form 1922 Films, will join us to show a teaser and discuss their upcoming documentary film, COWBOYS, set for release this winter.

Join us afterwards for a reception and a chance to tour Rodeo! The Exhibition

Please note: RSVPs to this event are currently at capacity. There will be a standby line at the door and if space becomes available, guests in standby will be seated on a first come first served basis.

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About the Presenters

Bud Force is a former professional rodeo competitor and current award-winning filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. Bud has been involved in the agriculture industry most of his life. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he has spent the past decade directing and producing commercials, brand films, and documentary shorts.

John Langmore is a former working cowboy who spent five years photographing cowboys on twelve of the country's largest ranches for his book "Open Range - America's Big Outfit Cowboy". Langmore is based in Austin, Texas and grew up in a family of photographers. His work has been widely published, exhibited and collected. John was a founding member of the Austin Center for Photography and in addition to "Open Range" has completed long-term projects on East Austin and Oaxaca, Mexico.  

Sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Hall Fund.

Additional support provided by Dudley Bros. Ranch Family           

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is owned and operated by the State of Texas through the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.