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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

September 06 at 03:30 pm to 04:00 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.

American Girl Story Time II »

September 06 at 04:00 pm to 04:30 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.

Retracing Fictional Footsteps: A View of the American West through the Eyes of Writer Karl May »

September 06 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Thomas Thorisch, reference and instruction librarian at Oklahoma State University – Tulsa, will explore how Karl May (1842 – 1912), often called the Zane Grey of Germany, was a product of his times.

Shoot 'Em-Ups on the Little Screen: The Rise and Fall of the Television Western »

September 06 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Sara Jane Richter, Ph.D., dean of Liberal Arts, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, tells the tale of select TV cowboys and what happened to shows such as "Lancer," "The High Chaparral," "The Rebel," "Alias Smith and Jones," "Rawhide," and "Bonanza." From the 1950s to the early 1970s, the western was a well-respected and well-represented genre on television; but times changed, and the western rode off into the sunset.

Thirty Years of Writing America's Archeological History »

September 06 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have made a successful career of writing fictional stories based in real-world locations of archeological significance. Free and open to the public.