ABQ Museum hosts Bolo Tie exhibit

June 9th, 2014 at 10:01 am by under Latest Posts

The Albuquerque Museum celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the bolo tie with a distinctive exhibit, Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Modern Artistry, traveled by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Worn in New Mexico for decades, the act making the bolo tie New Mexico’s official neckwear passed here in 2007. The exhibition will be open June 28 through September 21, 2014.

Having evolved from a tradition of Victorian neckwear and scarf slides, the bolo tie as we know it today originated in the Southwest. Emerging as a form of men’s neckwear in the 1940s, its popularity quickly spread via television and movie personalities throughout the West and other parts of the country. Bolo ties, New Mexico’s answer to the formality of neckties and bow ties, convey to the world that we are fashionable and interesting; professional but relaxed. American Indian jewelers and silversmiths bring individuality and creativity to the bolo tie, offering a broad range of unique and artistic options.

www.cabq.gov/museum.

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