Live the West: Photographs by Janell Kleberg captures the fleeting moments of strength, beauty and grace of the annual roundup on King Ranch from the 1970s to the 2000s. Live the West is open at the Witte Museum in the Russell Hill Rogers Texas Art Gallery and is included with museum admission.
Transport yourself through the lens of photographer and conservation ambassador Janell Kleberg to the dusty coastal savanna in the heat of August during the time when the cattle grazing over thousands of acres are brought together. Horse and rider work together as the calf crop is harvested, the dry cows are culled and the results of years of selective breeding are judged. Where Los Kineños, the descendants of the original families from Mexico hired by Captain Richard King in the 1850s still work the herd.
Live the West: Photographs by Janell Kleberg corresponds with a small exhibition in the Laura & Sam Dawson Gallery of Partners in Land Stewardship, providing an understanding of the ongoing work in land stewardship through powerful partnerships that include the Witte Museum, the East Foundation and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. These powerful partnerships work with the land and the resources that come from the land, through science and education with and for future generations to come.
Live the West: Photographs by Janell Kleberg and Partners in Land Stewardship will be on view through June 6th and is included with museum admission. Tickets are available at www.WitteMuseum.org or at the Sally and Ganahl Walker Admissions Desk.
Live the West: Photographs of Janell Kleberg is generously supported by Julianna Hawn Holt, the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.