641 E Madison St
Brownsville, TX 78520
In the early 1970’s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—to visit a ranch in nothern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horses’s back. Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy features photographs that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. Come visit the exhibit and learn more about the Texas Cowboy! This program is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.