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Summer Art Camp Exhibition »

September 07 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration The Summer Art Camp Exhibition showcases a sampling of works that campers from the museum's art camps (held at the museum and the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education) created. Ages range from 5 to 12. Campers used a variety of media to create their works of art: drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, glass, found objects and more.

Maya Ruins Dig Site »

September 07 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kids can experience the mystique of the Mayan culture. Learn the process of archaeology and how to use special tools to search for evidence of the ancient Maya. "Unearth" artifacts by digging in the ruins of a pyramid. Discover the meaning of the Mayan language by matching hieroglyphics on the Glyphs Wall. See Maya artifacts from the Gilcrease collection, enjoy interactive computer games and have fun at the coloring station and artifacts cart.

Free Art Expression »

September 07 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Visitors of all ages may drop-in and explore their own creativity by making art from a variety of materials. Supplies will be set up for sculpture, painting, drawing, collage and textile explorations for self-directed art making. Visitors can work at their own speed creating works of art to take home.

Art Projects »

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

Art Hunt »

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

Maps and Compasses »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 03:00 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. Noon – 3:00 p.m., Hourly.

Dinosaur Stomping Ground, Outlaw Hideout, and Nature Preserve: Oklahoma's Black Mesa »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Through words and images, Sara Jane Richter, Ph.D., dean of Liberal Arts, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, offers information about Oklahoma's Black Mesa country in the far western corner of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Once home to dinosaurs, ancient man, and Old West outlaws, Black Mesa attracts geologists, outdoorsmen, hikers, historians, and tourists because of the area's beautiful natural wonders, its history, and its unique eco-system.

Fall Reflection Tree »

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

The History of Chocolate »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration The renowned chef Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa) will explore the history of chocolate. Frank, a culinary anthropologist, has spent more than 20 years documenting foods and lifeways of Native American tribes from the Southwest.

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

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