Oklahoma City, OK -- The Oklahoma Humanities Council is excited to announce our brand new name, logo, and location: We are now Oklahoma Humanities!
As we move into a new headquarters office in downtown Oklahoma City this month, we have adopted an updated name and logo to emphasize the important role of the humanities in our state.
Executive Director Ann Thompson remarked, “Oklahoma Humanities will be a leader in shaping Oklahoma’s future. We have supported libraries, museums, schools, tribes and many other nonprofits across the state with critically needed funding for humanities programs since our founding in 1971. With our new name, graphic identity, and location in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, we will continue our commitment to being a prominent and influential leader in the cultural life of Oklahoma."
The new Oklahoma Humanities logo represents an inclusive circle of community, cultures and perspectives. The central "H" symbolizes the integral role of the humanities -- including disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, and ethics -- in learning about the human experience, understanding new perspectives, and participating knowledgeably in civic life.
The brand new Oklahoma Humanities headquarters office is located on the ground floor of the mixed-use Arts District parking garage at 424 Colcord Drive. The building’s designers, TAP Architecture, recently won top honors in an international design competition for the beautiful Art Deco-inspired structure. Its design reflects the style of our neighboring downtown buildings, including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Civic Center Music Hall, the Oklahoma County Courthouse, and the City Hall of Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Humanities Board of Trustees and staff members look forward to using our new identity and logo from our new headquarters while maintaining the high level of support for public humanities in Oklahoma for which we have been known for over 45 years.
Posted on July 6, 2016
by Chris Carroll