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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.

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!

Image, Artifact, Archive: Teaching and Learning in the Helmerich Center for American Research and Gilcrease Museum »

September 06 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Three TU professors — Stephanie Schmidt, assistant professor of Spanish and comparative literature; Bruce Willis, professor of Spanish and comparative literature; and Laura Stevens, associate professor of English — will discuss how they incorporate Gilcrease Museum and its collection into their classroom lessons.

Lemonade and Cookies »

September 06 at 03:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Join Thomas Gilcrease, portrayed by Doug Watson, on the porch of his house for lemonade and cookies.

American Girl Doll Bingo II »

September 06 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kids will play a new kind of Bingo with an American Girl Doll twist, shouting out "AmGirl" instead of "bingo." Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each game. 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.

The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell and the Britzman Collection »

September 06 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Jodie Utter, M.S., conservator of works on paper at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, reveals her findings from a technical study of Charles M. Russell's watercolors. Russell's pigments, brushes, unfinished watercolor paintings, sketch books and photographs in the Britzman Collection at Gilcrease Museum provide great insight into Russell's working process and illuminate the types of materials artists used at the turn of the century.

The Smithsonian and Gilcrease: Understanding the American Experience »

September 06 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Michelle Delany, director, Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, and senior program officer, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution will share her thoughts on the Gilcrease collection and what it can tell us about ourselves as research commences at the Helmerich Center for American Research.