Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Witliff


March 06, 2021 to July 10, 2021


Irving Arts Center View map
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.,
Irving, TX, 75062

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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—truly captured public imagination. 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 classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history.

Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff is created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas.

Timed-entry admission to the gallery is free and can be be reserved online or at the box office. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Masks/face coverings: All visitors over 2 years old must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose. No exceptions.