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Calendar of Cultural Events

Ongoing Events

Don't miss the ongoing events listed below the calendar! Scroll each month to find Oklahoma Humanities-sponsored programming in your area. Reading groups, lectures, exhibits, cultural events—whatever you’re looking for, you’ll get the news right here.

50 STATES: OKLAHOMA, COLORADO, TEXAS, AND WYOMING - STILLWATER
February 12 - June 29, 2019

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 S. Husband Street
Stillwater, OK 74074

405/744-2780

Nick Vaughn and Jake Margolin explore the connections between LGBTQIA+ histories and contemporary queer experiences in the United States in this OH-sponsored exhibit. 50 States is an ongoing series of installations made in response to little-known LGBTQIA+ histories from each state predating the 1969 Stonewall riot that launched the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. This multi-decade endeavor engages critically with perceptions of history and community in a time where our culture's views of gender and sexuality progress at an astonishing pace while provoking deeply troubling social and legislative backlashes. Their research draws from recent groundbreaking academic work, the artists' archival research and significant time spent learning from and collaborating with local LGBTQIA+ community members.

EXPERIENCING THE DUST BOWL - TULSA
Ongoing Exhibit

Woody Guthrie Center
102 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
Information: 918/574-2710

The Woody Guthrie Center has a new ongoing exhibit that allows visitors to truly experience the power of a Dust Bowl storm through virtual reality technology. Step back in time through this multi-sensory experience to fully understand events that affected those living in the region. Since this was a man-made disaster, it also provides an opportunity to explore the way people affect the environment. 


EARTH SHAKERS: THE INFLUENCE OF CHEROKEE WOMEN - TAHLEQUAH
Ongoing Exhibit

Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S Keeler Drive 
Park Hill, OK 74451
www.cherokeeheritage.org/
May 11, 2019 - August 3, 2019

This OH-sponsored exhibit with interpret the influence of Cherokee women on Cherokee culture through time. Cherokee culture and history will be shared with the public through written narratives, art, audio visual media and artifacts.

MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET - WATER/WAYS SMITHSONIAN TOUR SCHEDULE
June 29, 2019 - April 12, 2020 


Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. 

2019-2020 Tour Schedule

June 29, 2019 - August 18, 2019 hosted by Pioneer Library System Foundation - located at Norman Public Library East

August 26, 2019 - October 13, 2019 hosted by and located at Ada Public Library
   

October 21, 2019 - December 8, 2019 hosted by Locust Grove Arts Alliance - located at Ingram's Custom Rods

December 16, 2019 - February 9, 2020 hosted by Friends of Heavener Runestone Park - located at Heavener Runestone Park

February 17, 2020 - April 12, 2020  hosted by Western Trail Historical Society - located at Museum of the Western Prairie