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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cherokee National Youth Choir »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Enjoy a performance of traditional songs in the Cherokee language. The choir is composed of middle and high school youth, grades 6-12, from northeastern Oklahoma communities. It is funded solely by the Cherokee Nation. CDs of their performances will be available for purchase.