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Natalie Shirley

Selected as the president and CEO of OKC’s National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2017, Natalie Shirley is the first female leader in the museum’s history. Before taking the helm, Shirley served as president of Oklahoma State University’s OKC location, and as Gov. Mary Fallin’s Secretary of Education and Workforce Development. She was also in Gov. Brad Henry’s...

Exhibitions Abound

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...

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Neon, Streets and Passports

Through July 21, Roadside Neon at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary features the work of neon artist Todd Sanders, who depicts the Route 66 landscape with stunning signage. In Oklahoma City on July 19, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum debuts the Passport exhibition, taking the viewer into the expansive worlds of several Western artists. Also at the National Cowboy Museum,...