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Calendar of Cultural Events

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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION: TO LAUGH OR CRY OR BOTH - Guthrie
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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ: The Outsiders - Blanchard

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING OF AGE IN AMERICA - Hugo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - LIVING WITH LIMITS - Wilburton
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: RE-VISIONS - Blackwell

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WAR, NOT WAR, AND PEACE - Woodward
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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ: The Outsiders - Oklahoma City

Tournées Spring 2019: A French Film Festival: - Norman
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Placemaking through Storytelling: History and Stories - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN - Hobart
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Most Endangered Places Traveling Exhibit - Statewide

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WAR, NOT-WAR, AND PEACE - Miami

Tournées Spring 2019: A French Film Festival - Norman
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WADE IN THE WATER - Oklahoma City
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Tournées Spring 2019: A French Film Festival - Norman
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Perspectives on an American Icon: Bold & Beautiful Bison in the West -- Oklahoma City

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKS ON ROUTE 66 - Stillwater

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE COWBOY - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUTRY - Tishomingo

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE OKLAHOMA EXPERIENCE: THE THIRTIES - Broken Arrow
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Tournées Spring 2019: A French Film Festival - Norman
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Placemaking through Storytelling: History and Stories - OKC
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - Ada

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

A Story Worth Telling: "Ain't I a Woman!" - Bethany

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - LIVING WITH LIMITS - Wilburton
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Perspectives on an American Icon: Bold & Beautiful Bison in the West

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

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WAR, NOT WAR, AND PEACE - Woodward
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Placemaking through Storytelling - Oral History Booth - OKC

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - HOPE AMIDST HARDSHIP - Ponca City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Hobart
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WADE IN THE WATER - Oklahoma City
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Placemaking with Humanities in NE Oklahoma City- Digital Storytelling Workshop - OKC

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - FRIENDSHIP - Warr Acres

Perspectives on an American Icon: Bold & Beautiful Bison in the West

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE COWBOY - McAlester

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WAR, NOT WAR, AND PEACE - Woodward
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Placemaking with Humanities in NE Oklahoma City- Digital Storytelling Workshop - OKC
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Placemaking with Humanities in NE Oklahoma City - Digital Storytelling Workshop - OKC
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE DYNAMICS OF DYSFUNCTION: TO LAUGH OR CRY OR BOTH - Guthrie
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - LIVING WITH LIMITS - Wilburton

Sacred Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala and Lecture/Ritual Series - Norman
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Sacred Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala and Lecture/Ritual Series - Norman
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Sacred Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala and Lecture/Ritual Series - Norman

Perspectives on an American Icon: Bold & Beautiful Bison in the West

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

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - GET YOUR READING KICKS ON ROUTE 66 - Stillwater

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

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - COMING AND GOING IN OKLAHOMA INDIAN COUNTRY - Tishomingo
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Sacred Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala and Lecture/Ritual Series - Norman

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - CRIME AND COMEDY - El Reno
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Sacred Arts of Tibet: Sand Mandala and Lecture/Ritual Series - Norman

Placemaking through Storytelling - Placemaking Lecture - OKC

Archaelogical Workshop & 2019 Most Endangered Places Exhibit - Alva
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - WAR, NOT-WAR, AND PEACE - Miami
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Conversations with Poet Alberto Rios - Oklahoma City
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Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma - THE COWBOY - McAlester
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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. 


THE CHEROKEE KID: A WILL ROGERS EXHIBIT - PARK HILL
September 29, 2018, through March 30, 2019


Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S. Keeler Drive
Park Hill, OK  74451
Information: 918/456-6007

This OH-sponsored exhibit highlights Will Rogers' ties to his Cherokee family, culture, and communities. The exhibit illustrates Rogers' family history from the removal from their homelands in the east and their settlement in Indian Territory as "Old Settlers" to accounts of his life growing up in the Cherokee Nation. Rogers' entry into adulthood coincides with the Curtis Act, allotment, and statehood. The Cherokee Kid illuminates how these events shaped him as a man in the Cherokee Nation and as an American icon.



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