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Reading Photographs: The Ghost Dance In a New Light »

September 07 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.

Tattoos: Social and Sacred Art Form »

September 07 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 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.

Drop-In Family Art Day @ Zarrow »

September 07 at 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Enjoy live music and fun art activities for children during the free outdoor concert series, Tulsa Roots Rocks the Green.

American Girl Doll Bingo II »

September 07 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.

Lemonade and Cookies »

September 07 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.

Reconstructing American Narratives: Richard LaBarre Goodwin’s "The Cobbler" »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Paintings are rich in detail, and Goodwin’s "The Cobbler" provides an interesting glimpse of the historical and social context of the time it was painted. Join Kirsten Olds, assistant professor of art history at TU, for an enlightening discussion of this work, and learn how an artist’s canvas can tell a one-of-a-kind story. Afterwards, visit and examine "The Cobbler" in the gallery.

Oklahoma is 'Native America' (just like it says on our license plates): Finding Oklahoma Indian History in Gilcrease »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History, Department of History at TU, will discuss the deep and complex histories of migrations and tribal influences upon the history of Oklahoma.

Cartooning with Joe "Toons" II »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 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.

Coffee Rituals Throughout History »

September 07 at 03:00 pm to 04:00 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.

The Smithsonian and Gilcrease: Understanding the American Experience »

September 07 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.