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Calendar of Cultural Events

Don't miss the ongoing events listed below the calendar! Scroll each month to find Oklahoma Humanities-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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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: American Icons - Hobart
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Beethoven Winter Festival - Tulsa

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Hope Amidst Hardship - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NOT FOR CHILDREN ONLY-- Broken Arrow
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Gilded Age - Tishomingo
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - El Reno
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Cowboy - Enid
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - Miami
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The Art of Asian Languages exhibition opening reception -- Stillwater
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Conversations with Poet Simon Armitage - Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Coming and Going In Oklahoma Indian Country - Perkins

Conversations with Poet Simon Armitage - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Sovereign Worlds - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Working to Survive - Broken Arrow
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"The Way We Worked" Film Screening: "Fly Girls" -- Grove
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - Miami
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah

The Art of Asian Languages, Artist & Curator Talk -- Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Sovereign Worlds - McAlester
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah
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Symposium on the American Indian -- Tahlequah

RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE: RENAMING CADDO POTTERY TYPES

TALKING CIRCLE - CULTURAL & HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE IN BLOOD BOUNDARY
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Hope Amidst Hardship - Guthrie

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - Miami
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: NOT FOR CHILDREN ONLY-- Broken Arrow
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Coming and Going In Oklahoma Indian Country - Perkins
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - Pauls Valley

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Working to Survive - Grove
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"The Way We Worked" Film Screening: "Rising from the Rails" -- Grove
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - Miami
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience - El Reno
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Coming and Going In Oklahoma Indian Country - Perkins
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Working to Survive - Broken Arrow

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Working to Survive - Grove
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"The Way We Worked" Film Screening: "Swing Shift" -- Grove

Ongoing Grant Events

THE ART OF ASIAN LANGUAGES

April 4, 2017 -- June 10, 2017

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 S. Husband St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
Information: 405/744-2780
http://museum.okstate.edu/exhibitions/art-asian-languages

The Art of Asian Languages exhibition will present selected artworks by Asian artists from the United States and several Asian countries. This juried exhibition will provide opportunities to examine the diversity and creativity found in contemporary Asian art and is organized by the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in collaboration with the East Asia Library of Stanford University.

POWER AND PRESTIGE: HEADDRESSES OF THE AMERICAN PLAINS

August 26, 2016 -- May 14, 2017

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
Information: 405/478-2250
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

War bonnets are an iconic image of the American West, but the truth behind these emblematic items is more complex than the name indicates. For centuries, feather headdresses have played a formalized role in both war and ritual with variants in style, use, and design. This exhibition explores the history and development of headdresses of the North American Great Plains tribal nations. Headdresses, ledger art, and photographs from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum permanent collection along with headdresses from the Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma History Center will be on display.

THE WAY WE WORKED

March 25, 2017 -- May 12, 2017

Har-ber Village Museum
440 W 20th St.
Grove, OK  74344
Information: 918/786-6446

The Way We Worked explores how work became a central element in American culture. The exhibit traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The Way We Worked uses videos, photos, interactive materials, and artifacts to tell the story of the impact of work on American culture. 

The Way We Worked has been adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives. The five Oklahoma host sites for this exhibit will also feature complementary programs and exhibits that highlight the history of work in their own hometowns. Following the exhibit's debut in Perry, it will travel to Grove, Broken Arrow, Waurika, and Poteau through November 2017. The exhibit is free and open to all ages.

A CENTURY OF MEDICINE IN LEFLORE COUNTY

November 2016 -- March 2017

LeFlore County Museum at the Hotel Lowrey
303 Dewey Ave.
Poteau, OK  74953
Information: 918/647-9330

This exhibit traces the history of medical care in LeFlore County over the last century. The exhibit shows the impact of health care in a rural Oklahoma community by chronicling the evolution of medical care, including home remedies, Native American medicine, antique instruments and medical texts, hometown doctors, and the development of a local hospital. Part of the exhibit will also profile the community's recent grassroots efforts to save the local hospital from closing. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and arrangements can be made for special tours for student groups.