THE ART OF ASIAN LANGUAGES
April 4, 2017 -- June 10, 2017
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 S. Husband St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
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
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
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
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.