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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.

Demonstration: Care and Conservation of the John Ross Papers »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Deborah Baker, conservator of books, photographs and archives, conducted the condition survey of the Ross papers and is currently working to complete conservation treatments on the documents to affect their safe handling and continued preservation. In this demonstration, visitors can view the meticulous work she is doing. Baker will be joined by Natalie Panther, history instructor at OSU-Tulsa, a member of the Cherokee Nation and part of the Ross papers preservation team. Panther will provide information on the Ross papers as Baker works, answer questions about the documents, the conservation project, and importance of Ross to the Cherokee people. Baker will also provide an overview of the work that she is doing and take time to answer questions.

Baile Tierra Mestiza »

September 07 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Enjoy traditional dances of Latin America, full of color and emotion.

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.