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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.

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.

A Conversation with Thomas Gilcrease »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Doug Watson portrays Thomas Gilcrease in a Chautauqua-style dialogue. He will discuss the creation of the museum's permanent collection including Gilcrease's patronage of Acee Blue Eagle, Willard Stone, and Woody Crumbo; the purchase of the Philip Cole and Joseph Sharp collections; and anecdotes about Gilcrease's life.

Oklahoma is 'Native America' (just like is 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.

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.

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.

Thirty Years of Writing America's Archeological History »

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

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have made a successful career of writing fictional stories based in real-world locations of archeological significance. Free and open to the public.

Storytime in the Galleries: "The Horse and the Plains Indians" II »

September 07 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.

American Girl Story Time II »

September 07 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 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.

Art Explorations »

September 09 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and their care partners are invited for a gallery discussion of specific art pieces followed by a related hands-on art activity.