The following events are funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about New Harmonies and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit http://www.museumonmainstreet.org.
November 16, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Graceful Arts Gallery
523 Barnes Street, Alva
Allan Houser and His Students
August 30, 2013 - May 11, 2014
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd, Oklahoma City
In celebration of artist Allan Houser's 100th birthday, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is honoring his memory with this exhibition. It presents a look at Houser as teacher and mentor. Through his years of instruction, Houser passed his perspective on to his students, and elements of his influence can be seen in their work. Activities surrounding the exhibit include a blessing of the exhibition, ceremonial dance, youth activities, and curator led tours and discussions about the exhibit. Activities and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Across the Divide
January 9 - February 6, 2014
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
Kick off the new year by participating in this exhibition presenting a selected body of artworks created by a group of Chinese artists who are currently teaching studio art in universities across the United States. This exhibit will allow visitors to consider the role art has played in representing cultural identities, history, memory, trauma, and politics. Additional programs are as follows:
- January 21, 2014
Lecture, 11am - Noon
Presenter: Mr. Yu Ji
SOWSU's Art Gallery
- January 22, 2014
Panel Discussion, 10am - Noon
Panelists: Mr. Yu Ji and Dr. Shaoqian Zhang
SWOSU's Art Building, Room 405
The exhibition and additional programs are free and open to the public.
Diligwa: 300 Years in the Making
June 1, 2014 - August 20, 2014
Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill
Diligwa is an exhibit exploring the history, architecture, archaeology, and culture of an early 1700's Eastern Woodlands Cherokee village; how trade with Europeans changed Cherokee life and culture; and how such a village has been reconstructed into a living history exhibit. Villagers will give guided tours and portray life as it likely was in the American Southeast.
Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
June 21, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City
Gods and Heroes is an exhibition co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. This rich overview of masterpieces from the original school of fine arts in Paris, and a repository for work by Europe's most renowned artists since the 17th century, includes 142 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 17th through 19th centuries.