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Opening to the public on the evening of Thursday, November 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, The Art of Oklahoma celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and diverse collection of art created by or about Oklahomans—and the cities and landscapes they call home.
Banjo lovers, rejoice! Banjo Fest, presented by the American Banjo Museum, is coming to Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy four Hall of Fame banjo players playing genres from bluegrass to jazz. Tickets start at $20.
Ring in the holiday season with the Christmas Celebration & Holiday Art Market at the Chickasaw Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 8. Enjoy a variety of activities like Christmas movies, visits with Santa and more! This event is free and open to the public.
All aboard the holiday express! The Oklahoma Railway Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Train on December 8, 15, and 22. Drink hot cocoa and enjoy the reading of classic Christmas stories. You'll get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, too! Tickets start at $15.00.
In one of the most significant events in the world of fine art, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum hosts two outstanding exhibitions: the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) and the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA). The CAA exhibition is on display Oct. 4-Nov. 25, 2018, and the TCAA exhibition can be seen from Oct. 4, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019. Don’t miss this fine art event for art connoisseurs and cowboy fans alike! Both the CAA and TCAA exhibits are open to the general public with regular museum admission.
Come experience the excitement of meeting Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. This famous train will be pulling into the Oklahoma Railway Museum starting September 28 and ending October 7. Tickets start at $14 to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure.
Celebrate the coming of fall at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn about Chickasaw heritage in traditions, all while participating in fun activities. This event is free and open to the public.
Halloween just got more fun with the Halloween Train ride from the Oklahoma Railway Museum on October 27. This family event delivers the fun on rails, with a train ride and loads of incredible activities. Come in costume! Tickets start at $12.
Ikbi: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our History and Culture Through Art showcases the talent and rich cultural history of two Native American nations. The exhibit features works in a variety of mediums and is held at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum until September 22, 2018.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s latest exhibition highlights the innovative work of artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. The artist fashions together detailed pieces of artwork entirely out of paper for a one-of-a-kind museum experience. Check it out until September 9, 2018.
Make this upcoming Labor Day weekend your best yet! Saturday and Sunday, spend Labor Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center learning about the history and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation. This event is free and open to the public.
At 60 feet long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived. The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History tells this remarkable story with a full-scale sculpture and a deep dive into the evolution, biology and misconceptions of giant prehistoric sharks.
Celebrate Native American cultures at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Multi-Tribal Day on Saturday, Nov. 3. This annual gathering will feature multiple indigenous tribes and invite people to learn about their cultures. This event is free and open to the public.
This cross-cultural exhibit celebrates stylistic and cultural diversity within Native pottery making. Admission is free to the exhibit, which ends Sept. 2, 2018.
Seeds of Being at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is an exhibit curated by Native American Art & Museum Studies students that examines how exposure to cultural art has an impact on the indigenous groups that create it. The exhibit is open until December 30, and admission is free.
For more than 35 years, Carol Beesley Hennagin has collected works by many of the best-known photographers of the 20th century and, in 1988, Beesley and her late husband, Michael Hennagin, began donating portions of their collection to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. “Still Looking” offers an interesting survey of Beesley’s collecting practices.
Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Admission is free to the exhibit, which ends Sept. 2, 2018.
Come give thanks at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Thanksgiving Celebration. This annual gathering will feature traditional Chickasaw stomp-dancing demonstrations, ornament decoration and many other festivities to give thanks for. The event is free and open to the public.
Science has never been as fun as it is at Science Museum Oklahoma's second annual Tinkerfest, a day of tinkering and creativity on Saturday, September 29 starting at 9:00 a.m. through 4 p.m. This free event is open to the public.
“Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art” offers celebratory and mysterious, thought-provoking, and critical two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, including abstract and experimental contemporary Chickasaw art. This traveling exhibition offers an opportunity to view recent works by leading and emerging artists of the Chickasaw Nation.
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