University Events Calendar

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Open Studio for Adult Artists @ Zarrow »

September 02 at 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

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

First Friday Art Crawl on Brady »

September 05 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Enjoy the Brady Arts District, and visit new exciting exhibitions each month.

Summer Art Camp Exhibition »

September 06 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.

Free Art Expression »

September 06 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.

Maya Ruins Dig Site »

September 06 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.

Drums, Music and Dancers »

September 06 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Kricket Rhoads (Kiowa), Kevin Connywerdy (Kiowa/Comanche), and John Hamilton (Kiowa) will offer a Native American program of music, fancy and shawl dances, and cultural interpretation.

Illustrating Indian Lives: Stereotypes and Differences in the Drawings of W. M. Cary »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration John Coward, associate professor of communication at TU will discuss the ways that Native Americans were portrayed in William de la Montagne Cary’s illustrations and how those depictions influenced popular perceptions.

Maps and Compasses »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 04:00 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. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Hourly.

After the Conquest of Mexico: The Collection of Cortés Documents at the Gilcrease »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration Randall Loudamy, Ph.D., will discuss the contents of the Cortés Papers section of the museum's Hispanic Documents Collection, placing their importance in a broader study of Hernán Cortés and early Spanish Mexico. Findings of his past research as well as the potential for future research inform his remarks.

Fall Reflection Tree »

September 06 at 11:00 am to 05:00 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.