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Tattoos: Social and Sacred Art Form »

September 06 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Eric Singleton, assistant curator of anthropology for Gilcrease Museum, will discuss how for thousands of years, Native Americans used tattoos to express sacred knowledge, rites of passage, and social identity.

Storytime in the Galleries: "The Horse and the Plains Indians" I »

September 06 at 01:30 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Dorothy Patent will read from her book, "The Horse and the Plains Indians: A Powerful Partnership" and incorporate items on display in the museum's Enduring Spirit gallery to help children understand how the bonds between humans and animals have endured over time. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.

Houston Area Information Reception »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

An information session for Houston-area families.

Charles M. Russell: The Artist and His Archive in the Digital Age »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration During an informal conversation, noted Russell scholar B. Byron Price, who is director of the Charles Russell Center and OU Press; and Diana Folsom, head of collection digitization at Gilcrease Museum, will compare and contrast two forms of preservation – Russell's art and his literary and photographic archive – at the Helmerich Center.

American Girl Story Time I »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 02:30 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Children can imagine living the stories of some of their favorite American Girl dolls – Felicity, Josephina, and Kaya – by listening to their adventures, then taking a story home. (Books are available for purchase in the museum store.) Kids are invited to bring their own American Girl Doll. 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Sequoyah's Talking Leaves »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Ross, who works in the Translation Department, Education Services for the Cherokee Nation, will discuss the Cherokee Syllabary. He will discuss how Sequoyah decided to create the Syllabary in 1809, despite the skepticism of his wife and the Cherokee people. After 12 years, Sequoyah completed the Syllabary in 1821, making the Cherokee Nation literate overnight.

Oklahoma is 'Native America' (just like it says on our license plates): Finding Oklahoma Indian History in Gilcrease »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History, Department of History at TU, will discuss the deep and complex histories of migrations and tribal influences upon the history of Oklahoma.

Reading Photographs: The Ghost Dance In a New Light »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Marc Carlson, librarian of Special Collections and University Archives at TU's McFarlin Library, will explore what can be learned by examining a photograph. He will talk about how there is more to a photograph than meets the eye and demonstrate how to "read" a photo using a compelling image from the Gilcrease.

Cartooning with Joe "Toons" II »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 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.

Roy Clark, Jana Jae and the Tulsa Playboys »

September 06 at 02:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Music legend Roy Clark will be joined by the first lady of country fiddle, Jana Jae, and the Tulsa Playboys. Clark is well known as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and star of "Hee Haw." Clark and Jae are generously donating their time to provide this free performance to friends of Gilcrease. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!