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Calendar of Cultural Events

Don't miss the ongoing events listed below the calendar! Scroll each month to find OHC-sponsored programming in your area. Reading groups, lectures, exhibits, cultural events—whatever you’re looking for, you’ll get the news right here.

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WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource exhibit opening -- Ada
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION -- Perkins
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: CRIME AND COMEDY -- Healdton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MANY TRAILS, MANY TRIBES -- Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Grove

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Duncan

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Weatherford
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Rentiesville Blues Festival: Blues "Informances" by Dr. Harold Aldridge -- Rentiesville
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: FRIENDSHIP -- Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MANY TRAILS, MANY TRIBES -- Sulphur
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MUCH DEPENDS ON DINNER -- Hugo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Woodward

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Weatherford

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE -- Hooker
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Hometown Teams: Exhibition Opening -- Weatherford
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Ponca City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: CRIME AND COMEDY -- Healdton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION -- Tishomingo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION -- Perkins

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MYTH AND LITERATURE -- Broken Arrow
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE -- Muskogee

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MANY TRAILS, MANY TRIBES -- Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Atoka

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Weatherford
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West African Drumming and Dance Workshop -- Norman
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West African Drumming and Dance Workshop -- Norman
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West African Drumming and Dance Workshop -- Norman

The Legacy of the CCC and WPA in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge -- Indiahoma

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Okeene
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE PLAINS -- Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: FRIENDSHIP -- Waurika
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE JOURNEY INWARD: WOMEN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MANY TRAILS, MANY TRIBES -- Sulphur

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Woodward

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE -- Hooker
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PIECING THE QUILT, STIRRING THE STEW -- El Reno
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: FROM WILDERNESS TO METROPOLIS -- Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: CRIME AND COMEDY -- Healdton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Davis

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP -- Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION -- Perkins
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WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource exhibit opening -- Ardmore

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Grove

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Atoka

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES -- Duncan
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS OF THE PLAINS -- Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MYTH AND LITERATURE -- Broken Arrow
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE -- Muskogee

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE JOURNEY INWARD: WOMEN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION -- Tishomingo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: MUCH DEPENDS ON DINNER -- Hugo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS -- Woodward

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: THE GILDED AGE -- Hooker
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: PLAY BALL -- Ponca City

Ongoing Grant Events

Faberge: Jeweler to the Tsars

June 20, 2015 -- September 27, 2015

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
Information: 405/236-3100

Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars features 231 exquisite items created by the workshops of the Russian master, Peter Carl Fabergé. This collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is considered to be the finest assemblage of Fabergé objects outside Russia. The exhibit explores themes of luxury, innovation, entrepreneurship, and imperial patronage, and it provides insights into Faberge's life, business, and legacy.

Peter Carl Fabergé was the last official imperial jeweler of the Tsars in the waning days of the Russian Empire. Known internationally as an extraordinary artist and gift-maker to the world's nobility, Fabergé was famed for his creations' extravagance, intricacy, and luxury. The exhibit includes four eggs created for the imperial Romanov family as well as an array of enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases, parasol handles, precious stone animals, flowers in rock crystal vases, Byzantine-influenced icons, and jewel-encrusted brooches and boxes.

www.okcmoa.com/see/exhibitions/faberge/

  

WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource

August 1, 2015 -- August 31, 2015

Anadarko Public Library
215 W. Broadway
Anadarko, OK 73005
Information: 405/247-7351

This free, interactive exhibit portrays the challenges of water management and conservation in Oklahoma and examines the Congressional policy-making process. The exhibit features educational items on the effects of national policies on Oklahoma's water resources and information about how to engage with the state's policy makers.  The exhibit is presented by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and will travel to eleven libraries and museums across Oklahoma through November 2016.

www.ou.edu/carlalbertcenter/congressional-collection/exhibits/waterexhibit.html

 

Legacy of the CCC and WPA in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

August 16, 2015 -- September 30, 2015

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center
Intersection of State Highways 115 and 49
Indiahoma, OK 73552
Information: 580/429-3222

Thanks to a grant from OHC, the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge will host an exhibit highlighting the extraordinary work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration in the Refuge. Vintage photographs and stories are being collected by researchers documenting the history of these projects in the 1930s and 40s, including 40 lakes, three dozen buildings, dams, roads, and some of the best hiking trails in America. The exhibit will be on display in the Refuge Visitor Center starting this Sunday, Aug. 16, through September.

www.fws.gov/refuge/Wichita_Mountains/