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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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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - Norman
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Conversations with Poet Tracy K. Smith
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Free Movie Event: True Grit - Cinema Center 8 Theatre
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Identity & Innovation: Creativity in 20th Century Native American Art
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian

Poetry Workshop featuring Nathan Brown
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Being Ethnic, Becoming American - Guymon

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience: From Wilderness to Metropolis - Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - Purcell
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Gilded Age - Perkins
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Native American Writers of the Plains - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Ardmore

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - Newcastle

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - Shawnee
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian
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2014 Symposium on the American Indian

Norman's 89er Day Parade

True Grit Family Fun Fair

True Grit: Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations - Muskogee

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Experience: The Thirties - Grove

Third Thursday Lecture Series: Nathan Brown

Treat Yourself to a Movie: True Grit
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Being Ethnic, Becoming American - Guymon
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Gilded Age - Perkins

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - OKC
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Native American Writers of the Plains - McAlester
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66 - El Reno
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Worst Hard Time Revisited - OKC

Ralph Ellison Understood Through Charlie Christian
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Gilded Age - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Being Ethnic, Becoming American - Guymon

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: True Grit - Reagan
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Gilded Age - Perkins
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Ongoing Grant Events

The following events are funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

Allan Houser and His Students

August 30, 2013 - May 11, 2014
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd, Oklahoma City
Info: 405-478-2250

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.

Diligwa: 300 Years in the Making

June 1, 2014 - August 20, 2014
Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill
Information: 918/207-3510

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
Information: 405/236-3100

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.