University Events Calendar

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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.

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.

Red Dirt Rangers »

September 07 at 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Enjoy a free concert from Oklahoma’s favorite Red Dirt band featuring members Ben Han, Brad Piccolo and John Cooper.

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.

Kids Dig Books - Imagine Yourself »

September 11 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us as we listen to stories about children who use their imaginations to create characters and environments from a world full of inspiration. Afterwards, participants will create works of art based on their flights of fancy. Free with museum admission.

Mini Masters - Art Parts: The Building Blocks of Art »

September 12 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Explore the basic building blocks of art and how their variations help to create unlimited artistic possibilities. Participants will learn about line, shape, form, texture, color, value and space as they observe and discuss different works of art in the various galleries of the museum. Afterwards, they will create an art object that relates to what they just studied. Free with museum admission.

Open Studio for Adult Artists @ Zarrow »

September 16 at 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Local artists are invited to attend an open session facilitated by our consulting artist Louise Higgs.