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Gilcrease Magazine – Spring 2017

In this Issue Essence of Place National park’s artist-in-residence David Halpern’s distinctive photographs are on display through December 2017. NEH Supports Gilcrease National Endowment for the Humanities provided key funding for the museum’s chief conservator position. Campaign for Gilcrease Windgate Charitable Foundation makes commitment toward the Campaign for Gilcrease and the future of museum education

Gilcrease Magazine – Winter 2017

In this Issue Textured Portraits Photojournalist Ken Blackbird’s work to complement an exhibition on Plains Indian artists. Plains Indian Art The exhibition Plains Indian Art will highlight the artists behind the artistry. Kravis Discovery Center Renovation A newly revamped Kravis Discovery Center is expected to launch in summer 2017. Adding to the Collection The museum

Gilcrease Museum Magazine - Fall 2016

Gilcrease Magazine – Fall 2016

In this Issue Campaign for Gilcrease Learn more about the campaign to raise money for the museum’s operations after expansion, and meet the inaugural donors. Modern Southwest Explore the bold colors, reduced shapes, geometric patterns and flat picture planes that reveal modernist influences in art of the Southwest in this new exhibition. Chocolate Explore the

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens Oct. 9

A unique tree in a lush tropical environment. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A heavenly craving and a sublime pleasure.  Chocolate is all this … and much more. Explore the relationship between human culture and this rainforest treasure in Chocolate: The Exhibition, Oct. 9,

Frida Kahlo

The Iconic Frida Kahlo Comes to Gilcrease this Summer

Gilcrease Museum presents Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition of photographs of Frida Kahlo, on view beginning July 10 through September 11, 2016. This exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her longtime friend and lover, Nickolas Muray.

Gilcrease Magazine - Summer 2016

Gilcrease Magazine – Summer 2016

In this Issue Frida Kahlo This special photographic exhibit takes a look at Mexico’s iconic female artist, Frida Kahlo, through the lens of her longtime lover, Nickolas Muray. Cherokee Symposium The latest symposium offered by the Helmerich Center for American Research examined the Cherokee Nation, from removal to its rebirth in Indian Territory. Bob Dylan

West Mexico: Ritual and Identity

West Mexico: Ritual and Identity Opens June 26

Strong, exotic and enigmatic describe the solid and hollow ceramic figures from West Mexico. West Mexico: Ritual and Identity presents an innovative archaeology exhibition that also includes perspectives from contemporary art, art history, anthropology and various materials testing sciences. The exhibition, set to open June 26 at Gilcrease Museum, sheds new light on one of

James Pepper Henry

James Pepper Henry is Named to AAM Board

Three leading museum professionals have been elected to the board of directors of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), serving three-year terms. The incoming board members are: Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix James Pepper Henry, executive director, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK Kelly McKinley, director, OMCA Lab, Oakland Museum of California AAM’s

Gilcrease Magazine - Spring 2016

Gilcrease Magazine – Spring 2016

In this Issue Ritual and Identity A new exhibition organized by Gilcrease Museum sheds new light on the ancient cultures of West Mexico. Cherokee Symposium Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, is a special guest speaker at the upcoming Helmerich Center symposium. Alfredo Zalce The work of Mexican artist Zalce is highlighted in the

Showing the Hand of the Artist: The Sketches of William R. Leigh

America’s Sagebrush Rembrandt: Gilcrease Museum Plans Show on Leigh Sketches

William R. Leigh was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia in 1866. Deciding upon a career in art quite early, Leigh enrolled in classes at the Maryland Institute, Baltimore, in 1880, spending three years there before moving to Munich shortly before his 17th birthday. He studied at the Royal Academy for more than a decade,