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Exhibitions Abound

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Jewelry, photography and sculptures are part of this month’s art exhibitions in Oklahoma. Jewelry created from construction materials are featured in Building on the Body through Sept. 22 at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary. At Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Dorthea Lange’s America, a photography exhibition about the Great Depression, debuts Sept. 13. It showcases images by many talented photographers of the era. The...

Museum Exhibitions

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State museums and galleries have an array of exhibitions, with subjects ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. The Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Gilcrease Museum present Recall/Respond, a multi-phased contemporary exhibition in a variety of media that continues through Oct. 13. Exploring 1,200 years of artistic creation, Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place at the Philbrook Museum...

At the Museums

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When he’s not performing, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan spends his time sketching, drawing and painting. Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, in conjunction with the Bob Dylan Center, presents Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond through Sept. 15. The exhibit showcases writings, drawings and personal effects from the performer. Visit gilcrease.org for details. The Philbrook Museum in Tulsa commissioned Jason Lee (photographer, actor and...

Pulling the Strings

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Be it cotton, wool or paint, the art from Sullystring has bright colors and eye-catching patterns and begs the observer to touch it – or cuddle, in the case of soft pillows. The story behind this Tulsa brand – the woman who runs the show – is even more compelling and inviting than the soft textiles and friendly murals...

Photos That Move You

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A comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs comes to Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa from March 29 to July 14. The exhibition presents images of every prize-winning entry since the award’s inception in 1942 – ranging from moments of political unrest (Protest in Ferguson, 2015) and global tragedy (Oklahoma City Bombing, 1996) to childhood innocence (Journey of Hope, 2003). The...

Hitting the Trail Once Again

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In 1950, heroes featuring African-Americans were few and far between; black comic strip heroes were even more scarce. Trailblazing and in full color, The Chisholm Kid was the exception. Running in the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s prominent African-American newspapers, The Chisholm Kid championed a positive image, namely a heroic cowboy on par with his white comic strip contemporaries,...