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Calendar of Cultural Events

AugustSeptember 2019October
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Wilson

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - Guthrie
27
Museum on Main Street - Water/Ways - Ada

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: FROM WILDERNESS TO METROPOLIS - Davis
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WHAT AMERICA READS: MYTH MAKING IN POPULAR FICTION - Yukon

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: RE-VISIONS - Enid

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Marietta
3031
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Oklahoma City
4567
Tutu the Mummy Exhibit Unveiling and Historical Lecture - Shawnee
8910
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: FROM WILDERNESS TO METROPOLIS - Davis

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - Wilburton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - FRIENDSHIP - Mustang

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma-PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS: HARD-BOILED AND SOFT-HEARTED HEROES-Hugo
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WHAT AMERICA READS: MYTH MAKING IN POPULAR FICTION - Yukon

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Marietta

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Broken Arrow

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Miami

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Tishomingo
1314
Caballeros y Vaqueros -- Origin of Western Horse Cultures - Oklahoma City

Charlie Adams Day: Charlie's Storytellers - Newkirk
1516
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Wilson
17
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WADE IN THE WATER - Ada

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKS ON ROUTE 66 - Weatherford
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE WORST HARD TIME REVISITED - Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: RE-VISIONS - Enid

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKS ON ROUTE 66 - Pauls Valley
2021
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - Guthrie

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WORKING TO SURVIVE: SURVIVING TO WORK - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: FROM WILDERNESS TO METROPOLIS - Davis

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - Wilburton

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma-PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS: HARD-BOILED AND SOFT-HEARTED HEROES-Hugo
25
Joy Harjo Lecture and Reading - Tahlequah
26
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WHAT AMERICA READS: MYTH MAKING IN POPULAR FICTION - Yukon

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - MYTH AND LITERATURE - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - Atoka
2728
American Indians in Major League Baseball: The First Fifty Years - Park Hill
29301
Museum on Main Street | Water/Ways - Poetry Reading with Dr. Ken Hada - Ada

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Oklahoma City
23
Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - Wilburton
4
African Drumming and Dance Workshop - Norman
5
African Drumming and Dance Workshop - Norman

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.

VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS EXHIBIT - OKLAHOMA CITY 
June 22, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Oklahoma City Museum of Art 
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
www.okcmoa.com
405-236-3100
Please contact the museum for information about admission fees.  

Over 70 works by French and European masters including Manet, Rousseau and Picasso will be on display at this OH-sponsored exhibition this summer at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The exhibition celebrates Paul and Rachel “Bunny” Mellon’s extraordinary gift of 19th and early 20th-century art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The blockbuster exhibition will be on view from June 22 through Sept. 22, 2019.

Credit: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Daisies, Arles, 1888. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Photo: Travis Fullerton. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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 27, 2019 - October 12, 2019 hosted by and located at Ada Public Library
   

October 21, 2019 - December 8, 2019 hosted by Locust Grove Arts Alliance - located at Locust Grove VFW Post 3573

December 17, 2019 - February 8, 2020 hosted by Fort Towson Historic Site  - located at Fort Towson Historic Site

February 18, 2020 - April 11, 2020  hosted by Western Trail Historical Society - located at Museum of the Western Prairie


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.

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.