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Guatemalan Wishing Kites »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 04:00 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.

Indian Law in the 21st Century: Worcester Sovereignty Project »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Walter R. Echo-Hawk Jr. is a lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist, whose legal experience includes cases on Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and reburial/repatriation rights. He will discuss his work with The University of Tulsa College of Law's Worcester Sovereignty Project (WSP), designed to protect and advance tribal sovereignty.

Art Projects »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Families can learn the art of calligraphy.

Sunday Draws »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Inspired by the paintings in the Southwest and Mexican galleries, participants will do a variety of sketching activities. Drawing artists will have the chance to hone their observations skills and learn drawing techniques by sketching a live model who will be dressed in authentic Pueblo attire. All supplies are provided, including sketchbooks and pencils to keep. For ages 8 and up.

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

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 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.

Nuestra Herencia y Orgullo: El Arte de las Américas en Gilcrease (Our Heritage and Pride: Gilcrease Art of the Americas) »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Tour the museum with a Spanish-speaking guide as he highlights important Hispanic art, archival and anthropological works.

American Girl Doll Bingo I »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 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.

Sue Straw »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Oklahoma Native American flautist.

Cartooning with Joe "Toons" I »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 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.

After Appomattox: War, Trauma, and Discovery in the American West »

September 07 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Presented by Randall Fuller, Chapman Professor of English, The University of Tulsa. Fuller's professional focus is in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, and Native American literature.