In Tulsa, Philbrook presents Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists from Oct. 7-Jan. 3. The show shines a light on female Native American creators, who are often defined as the driving force behind Native art. This exhibition honors over 100 of these artists from the U.S. and Canada.

At Gilcrease, the spotlight on Native American artists continues with Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn, which runs Oct. 9-March 28. Shan Goshorn, internationally recognized for weaving archival documents and photographs into baskets, used traditional Cherokee techniques to create commentary on the era’s social issues. Also at Gilcrease through Feb. 21, Landscapes on Fire: Paintings by Michael Scott explores the power of fire to both create and destroy. 

The OKCMOA presents Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography from Oct. 17-Jan. 10. This collection of photographs showcases everyday life, historical events and conflicts around the world. 

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature from Oct. 2-Jan. 3. This retrospective highlights works throughout Smith’s career. From Oct. 17-Dec. 13, the museum welcomes West: The American Cowboy, which captures life in ranching and small rodeo communities around the country.