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Maps and Compasses »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Join Scout Master Ron Hart and a select group of scouts from Boy Scout Troop I - First Presbyterian Church, as they lead visitors in age-appropriate map and compass skills and games. They will offer an indoor orientation about maps and compasses, two outdoor activities, plus some "extra credit" activities for children who want to learn more. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Hourly.

After the Conquest of Mexico: The Collection of Cortés Documents at the Gilcrease »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Randall Loudamy, Ph.D., will discuss the contents of the Cortés Papers section of the museum's Hispanic Documents Collection, placing their importance in a broader study of Hernán Cortés and early Spanish Mexico. Findings of his past research as well as the potential for future research inform his remarks.

Fall Reflection Tree »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Join in the fun of creating a giant tree "leaf by leaf" inside Gilcrease Museum. Families can create, carve and cut out brilliant copper leaves to attach to a fall tree in Helmerich Hall to add their artistic mark to the museum.

Art Hunt »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Explore the galleries and gardens of Gilcrease Museum and test your observation skills and knowledge as you hunt for answers to clues and questions. Saturday's hunt will take place in the "Focus on Favorites" exhibition. On Sunday, visitors will hunt through the new exhibition, "Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary – Paintings and Works on Paper." Or, enjoy the museum's gardens with a Garden Scavenger Hunt that will lead visitors through Stuart Park.

Art Projects »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Families can learn the art of calligraphy.

America in the Gilcrease Museum Archive »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Jane Ackerman, associate professor of religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion at TU, will discuss how Thomas Gilcrease built an archive to tell stories of America to museum visitors. Gilcrease often used features of his ancestry and upbringing as lenses through which to look at our continent. What he saw of America very often affected what he chose for the trove in the Gilcrease Museum Archive.

Guatemalan Wishing Kites »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Wishing kites are flown to send wishes up into the sky, to connect with loved ones who have passed. They are also flown as part of festivals to celebrate and encourage cultural peace and compassion. Make and fly your own wishing kite to celebrate a wonderful weekend of memories at Gilcrease Museum.

Coffee Rituals Throughout History »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Ian Picco, director of coffee at Topeca Coffee, Tulsa’s only seed-to-cup coffee enterprise, will talk about the evolution of coffee in the Western Hemisphere and the various ways coffee is prepared and consumed. Picco will demonstrate Topeca Coffee preparation for participants to enjoy.

Cartooning with Joe "Toons" I »

September 06 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kids can learn to cartoon from Joe Jahraus, professional cartoonist and Gilcrease docent, at these sessions for ages 6 to 12. Using step-by-step instruction/examples, they will create a cartoon (cowboy or cowgirl or horse or buffalo) to take home with them. Noon, 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

The 66 »

September 06 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Enjoy country, red dirt, and Americana music from this local group.