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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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"Native Oklahoma" special episode premiere: Native American Vietnam Veterans -- OETA
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Money, Morality and Modernity: Perspectives from Enlightenment France -- Norman
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Conversations with Poet Richard Blanco - Oklahoma City

Zack Rogow Poetry Reading -- Norman

Jackie Robinson: Baseball and the Road to Integration, Panel Discussion -- Oklahoma City
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Translating Colette: A Writer for Every Stage of Life -- Norman

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66 -- Grove

"Native Oklahoma" special episode: Native American Vietnam Veterans -- OETA
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Wild Caddo Delicacies! Indigenous Foods of the Caddo -- Oklahoma City
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"Native Oklahoma" special episode: Native American Vietnam Veterans -- OETA

Muslim Voices -- Norman
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Worst Hard Time Revisited -- Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Worst Hard Time Revisited -- Enid

Taxes in Early Mesopotamia -- Stillwater
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Myth and Literature -- Perkins
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Jackie Robinson: Baseball and the Road to Integration, Panel Discussion -- Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Individual Rights and Community in America -- McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Not for Children Only -- Ardmore

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Play Ball -- Miami
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Jackie Robinson: Baseball and the Road to Integration, Panel Discussion -- Oklahoma City
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Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Play Ball -- Oklahoma City
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Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah
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Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Play Ball -- Muskogee
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Big Pasture Reading Series: Oklahoma Poet Laureate Ben Myers -- Lawton

Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah
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Symposium on the American Indian - Tahlequah
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Muslim Voices -- Norman

Bringing the Spirit of Aldo Leopold to Oklahoma -- Oklahoma City
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Bringing the Spirit of Aldo Leopold to Oklahoma -- Stillwater
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Myth and Literature -- Perkins
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Contextualizing Political Cartoons Exhibit Opening -- Edmond

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Individual Rights and Community in America -- McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Play Ball -- Miami
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Hometown Teams: Exhibit Opening -- Miami

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Private Investigations -- El Reno
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"Native Oklahoma" special episode: Native American Vietnam Veterans -- OETA

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Coming of Age in America -- Oklahoma City

Bringing the Spirit of Aldo Leopold to Oklahoma -- Tulsa
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Mysterious Fears and Ghastly Longings -- Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Worst Hard Time Revisited -- Waurika

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Worst Hard Time Revisted -- Lawton
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Myth and Literature -- Perkins
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Get Your Reading Kicks on Route 66 -- Grove

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: Play Ball -- Miami
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Ongoing Grant Events

Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West

February 13, 2015 -- May 10, 2015

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

This exhibit features more than 100 works from the late 19th century through the present representing women in the American West. While artists in the 1800s often depicted women as victims, passive observers, or passengers in the settlement of the west, subsequent portrayals show women in more active roles. Through the 20th century, women were portrayed as performers in Wild West shows and rodeos, as workers on farms and ranches, and as brave and heroic "pioneer mother" figures. The exhibit features paintings and sculptures that show these complex portrayals of women and honors the sacrifices of the "Madonnas of the Prairie" who endured the countless hardships of life in the American West.   

http://www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/events/event.aspx?ID=934

 

Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World

February 14, 2015 -- May 10, 2015

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

This groundbreaking exhibition spotlights more than 60 works by some of the world's most notorious con artists, illuminating their dubious legacies and examining how their talents, charm, and audacity beguiled the art world of the 20th century through the present day. Several ingenious forgers during this time are profiled in this exhibition representing some of the most infamous scandals of our times. Included in each forger’s profile are their original works, personal effects and ephemera, photographs, film clips, and representations of the material and techniques used to create these convincing artworks. Also included are original works of art by modern masters such as Charles Courtney Curran, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Paul Signac, and others, shown alongside several of the world’s most accomplished art forgers to test perceptions of authenticity.

http://www.okcmoa.com/see/exhibitions/intent-to-deceive/  

 

Contextualizing Political Cartoons

April 23, 2015 -- June 23, 2015 

University of Central Oklahoma
Melton Gallery
Art & Design Building
100 N. University Dr., Edmond
Information: 405/974-3752

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design has collected 51 original political cartoons from the first half of the 20th century, including works by seven Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrators and other notable editorial cartoonists. The collection includes local, regional, and national geopolitical themes from a variety of political viewpoints. Audio and visual guides with historical and biographical information accompany the exhibit.

www.uco.edu/cfad/melton-gallery/


Notorious Payne County

September 18, 2014 -- June 30, 2015

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History
702 S. Duncan St.
Stillwater, OK  74074
405/377-0359

The "Notorious Payne County" exhibit examines the outlaw history of Payne County prior to Oklahoma statehood. In the absence of sufficient law enforcement and personal restraint, outlaws prospered in Payne County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In an era of infamous outlaws and noted gangs, Payne County became a center of lawless activity in Oklahoma Territory as lawmen and bandits passed through the region and at times fought each other for survival. The exhibit presents photographs, archives, and artifacts illustrating this history and its significance in Oklahoma.

http://www.sheerarmuseum.org/