Cowboy happenings

The weekend

The crowds will be at the malls and department stores in droves Friday. It’s a great time to view spectacular Western art at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St., Oklahoma City. The annual Small Works, Great Wonders exhibit, which opened last week, continues through Jan. 6 with its collection of portraits, landscapes, sculpture and fine art by Prix de West invitational artists. The work is also for sale, and proceeds go to the museum. While there, check out two other exhibits, both closing Sunday, Nov. 25. This is the last weekend to see more than 100 new paintings, drawings and sculptures in the 47th Cowboy Artists of America Show. Faces of Bettina Steinke also concludes its showing of works by the portrait artist behind one of the museum’s most popular works, Father and Daughter at the Crow Fair. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission is $5.75 (ages 4-12 years)-$12.40 (adults). For more, visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org online.