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Free Art Expression »

September 06 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Visitors of all ages may drop-in and explore their own creativity by making art from a variety of materials. Supplies will be set up for sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and textile explorations for self-directed art making. Visitors can work at their own speed creating works of art to take home.

Summer Art Camp Exhibition »

September 06 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration The Summer Art Camp Exhibition showcases a sampling of works that campers from the museum's art camps (held at the museum and the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education) created. Ages range from 5 to 12. Campers used a variety of media to create their works of art: drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, glass, found objects and more.

Drums, Music and Dancers »

September 06 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kricket Rhoads (Kiowa), Kevin Connywerdy (Kiowa/Comanche), and John Hamilton (Kiowa) will offer a Native American program of music, fancy and shawl dances, and cultural interpretation.

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.

Illustrating Indian Lives: Stereotypes and Differences in the Drawings of W. M. Cary »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Coward, associate professor of communication at TU will discuss the ways that Native Americans were portrayed in William de la Montagne Cary’s illustrations and how those depictions influenced popular perceptions.

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.

Art Projects »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Come create a variety of art projects with us! Projects will be varied throughout the day.

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.

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.

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.