University Events Calendar

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Reading Photographs: The Ghost Dance In a New Light »

September 06 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.

Sequoyah's Talking Leaves »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Ross, who works in the Translation Department, Education Services for the Cherokee Nation, will discuss the Cherokee Syllabary. He will discuss how Sequoyah decided to create the Syllabary in 1809, despite the skepticism of his wife and the Cherokee people. After 12 years, Sequoyah completed the Syllabary in 1821, making the Cherokee Nation literate overnight.

American Girl Story Time »

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 02:30 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.

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

September 06 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 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.

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.