Editor's Choices for the Week.
For Whom the Bells Toll. Even though Bell's Amusement Park won't be a part of the Tulsa State Fair this year (since our oh-so-civic-minded county commissioners took it upon themselves to turn the beloved midtown family attraction into a super-swell parking lot... fun stuff!) the big ol' annual shindig is still worth checking out. You'll get to see the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (as covered by The Food Network), as well a pro rodeo and concerts from Air Supply, Jo Dee Messina, Saliva, Blake Shelton, and Switchfoot... among many local and national acts. And don't forget all the decadent fair food, carnival rides, Disney on Ice, a petting zoo and our yearly giant butter sculpture. That's right... butter. (We still want Bell's back.) It's all happening Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Visit www.tulsastatefair.com for details and schedules.
All's Fair in Tulsa
Thursday, September 27
There's nothing quite like the sight of ice skaters in sparkly costumes--dressed as famous Disney princesses and fairies--to make most little girls start bouncing uncontrollably. From joy. That's why your little girl will think you're the greatest person to walk the planet (next to Hannah Montana, obviously) if you take her to see Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes tonight at Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 21st and Yale. Snow White, Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Ariel... yeah, they'll all be there. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Friday, September 28
If you're looking for a late night of entertainment that's completely removed from the Disney fare of the previous entry (see above), head over to Nightingale Theater this evening, 1416 E. 4th St., for the Crispy Family Carnival. Sideshow weirdness, fire dancing, strange magic and eye-popping dance moves from the likes of Boobzilla and her compatriots at Eye Candy Burlesque will get you in the Halloween mood a little early this season. 10pm. Call 633-8666 for reservations.
Saturday, September 29
Always wanted to learn how to salsa?
Never thought you'd get the chance? Take a flying leap into the world of Latin dance tonight during the South Beach Salsa at Sunset party at the Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main, benefiting OK Mozart. Group lessons start at 5pm... then the music gets cranked up with the Salsa Rhythm Project at 6pm for a night of sassy dancing. Visit okmozart.com
for more details.
Sunday, September 30
Western swing fans won't want to miss Riders in the Sky in concert today as they help celebrate the 100th birthday of the original singin' cowboy, Gene Autry, (as well as the 100th birthday of the state he's from) with a concert at the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams. Curtain rises at 2pm. Visit www.bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com for more info.
Monday, October 1
You may not realize it, but you're probably quite familiar with the accomplishments of a 99-year-old surgeon. His name is Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and he's personally responsible for helping to found the US military's famous MASH units, as well as the VA Hospital system and Medicaid. He also created the roller pump... an instrument that helped usher in the modern age of adult heart surgery. This evening the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, will show DeBakey, a compelling documentary about this man's life. Call 592-3456 for showtimes.
Tuesday, October 2
Got the ol' beginning-of-the-workweek blues? Need a good kick in the posterior to get you all charged up for an exciting tomorrow morning? Modern rock faves Sum 41 will blow into Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, for a scorching performance tonight that should keep you buzzing all week long. Openers Amber Pacific and Monty Are I will kick off the show. Doors open at 7pm.
Wednesday, October 3
The guys in Hanson have certainly come a long way since they first burst onto the international music scene in the late '90s. Their latest self-produced CD, The Walk, features this talented multi-instrumental trio of Tulsa songwriters stretching out stylistically and lyrically, with impressive results. See 'em live at Cain's Ballroom tonight, 423 N. Main. Opening acts include Locksley and 2AM.
Thursday, October 4
Go local today, artistically speaking. Head over to Pierson Gallery, 1307-1311 E. 15th St., for their new exhibit, "Oklahoma Artists: A Centennial Celebration." Featuring a sizeable collection of works from renowned Oklahoma artists Charles Banks Wilson and Alexandre Hogue (including 6 pieces from Hogue's '70s graphic period) this showcase will only run until Nov. 10. Don't miss out! Gallery hours are 9:30am-5:30pm.
The Freaks Come Out at Night
Freakiness is Sure to Ensue. In a dimly lit theatre crackling with excitement, the Crispy Family Carnival brings you devilish delights from the realm of vaudeville. The act is complete with magic, fire dancing and sideshow freakiness--and that's just for the kiddos. The late-night show adds an adult twist with Eye Candy Burlesque and other wondrous acts of human agility from Boobzilla and other talents. The early show starts at 6pm and the late night show at 10pm on Fri. at Nightingale Theatre, 1416 E. 4th St. Tickets are $10. Call 633-8666 for reservations.
Step Right Up! The Carnies are coming to Tulsa for the annual Tulsa State Fair, Sept. 27-Oct. 7. This year the Fair hosts four new rides with Viper, Genesis, Wave Swinger and Extreme, a creative arts exhibit, an 11-foot tall tree man--yes, that tree is actually following you--as well as exhibitors from all 77 counties in Oklahoma, lots of fair food and other goodies. Gates are open from 8am-9pm, and tickets are $8, but there are promotions every day that'll save you a buck or two. Check out www.exposquare.com/fair, or go to the Expo Square box office, at 21st and Yale, for more information.
SuperOVUM to the Rescue. Tulsa's all-lady improv group, SuperOVUM, lives by the old adage, "Laughter is the best medicine." The Tulsa troupe is getting together on Sat., Sept. 29, with Parallelogramophonograph (Pgraph for short) and Girls Girls Girls, from Texas (don't hold it against 'em) to fill your laughter prescription. They guarantee to make you laugh or you pay double. Show starts at 8pm, $10, at Nightingale Theatre, 1416 E. 4th St. Call 336-8666 for more information.
Public Cowboy #1. Gene Autry would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year along with grand ol' Oklahoma. Riders in the Sky, the modern day standard bearers of the western music tradition that Autry popularized, are seizing the opportunity to celebrate the singing cowboy's life and music with a Centennial Salute. To kick off the Broadway in Bartlesville season, Riders in the Sky are performing at Bartlesville Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2pm. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale at the Community Center box office, 300 S.E. Adams, Bartlesville, by phone 800-618-2787 or online at bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com.
A Little Bit of Magic Coming Your Way. Some of Disney's most beloved and enchanting tales come to life this Thursday at the opening performance of Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes. Tinker Bell joins with Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan and Cinderella as each discovers a whole new world around them. Sept. 27-30 at Expo Square Pavilion at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, 21st and Yale. Tickets are $20, $25 or $30 at the Expo Box Office, or call 376-6000 or go to exposquare.com.
The Flautist's Muse. Tulsa Community College Signature Symphony presents its first Pops concert of the season featuring Nestor Torres, a Grammy Award-winning flautist, Sept. 27-28. Torres' music reflects his passion for world peace in works such as "Human Revolution," a title that has more to do with a change of heart than with the overthrow of political systems, and "Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law," a cross-cultural piece that was composed for a performance in conjunction with a lecture by the Dalai Lama. Experience it for yourself at the Van Trease Performing Arts Center, 10300 E. 81st St. at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$55, call 595-7777 or go to signaturesymphony.org for more information.
Aye Carumba! Salsa--that sexy, racy style of dance from Cuba--thrives in Tulsa on Sat., Sept. 29, as OK Mozart embraces the Latin arts during the South Beach Salsa at Sunset party at the Harwelden, 2210 S. Main. Wear your nicest duds and best dancing shoes to learn the latest in Salsa at the group dance lesson starting at 5pm, then dance the night away starting at 6pm when the Salsa Rhythm Project fires up. Advance tickets are $30, $35 at the door, which includes mixed drinks and food. Call 336-9900 or go to okmozart.com for more.
Raising Arizona in Oklahoma. The Coen brothers were just babes back in 1987 when they wrote and directed the wildly popular comedy, Raising Arizona...the quirky tale of a petty criminal, (Nicolas Cage) and an ex-policewoman, (Holly Hunter), who marry after meeting in prison, and then discover they are unable to have children. The two decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets...and then the BM really hits the fan. See this comedy of errors that reeks of the Coen brothers at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, for a midnight showing, Sept. 28 and 29. Call the movie info line at 592-3456, or go to circlecinema.com for more.
Success with a Capital V. Who knew that college had real world applications? Writer and director, Rajnesh Domalpalli, earned his master's in fine arts with his first feature film, Vanaja, as well as "Best Debut" at the Berlin Toronto Film Festival. Domalpalli's colorful work is about a teenage Indian girl who dreams of escaping the yolk of her lower caste by learning the beautiful and traditional art of Kuchipudi dance, and Carnatic classical music from her landlady. She is on the cusp of fruition when her mentor's arrogant son returns from America and jeopardizes her success. Showing Fri., Sept. 28, at Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis. Call 592-3456 or go to circlecinema.com for showtimes.
Here's Looking at You, Kid. The historic Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, is the place for Kendall Whittier, Inc.'s first fundraising event on Thurs., Sept. 27. Committee members are planning an evening reminiscent of Old Hollywood, complete with a red carpet and a screening of Casablanca. Tickets are $100 per person, and sponsorship packages begin at $250. The reception begins at 7pm and is followed by Casablanca at 8pm. Kendall Whittier, Inc (KWI) with Trinna Burrows as KWI's Executive Director, is a coalition of churches, neighborhood residents, and community partners working to create positive change in the lives of individuals living in the neighborhood. KWI administers a variety of programs that support the neighborhood's residents, including Partners in Education program, an emergency food pantry, and a youth mentoring program. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact KWI at 743-9559.
Autumn and Art. As a kick-off to the fall art season, the galleries in the Cherry Street Arts District, 15th St. from Peoria to Utica, have united together for the 1st Annual Cherry Street Art Walk. All galleries on Cherry Street are hosting opening receptions and exhibitions from 5-8pm on Thurs., Sept. 27, providing a place to amble while checking out a diverse collection of artwork ranging from historical to contemporary paintings, sculpture, mixed media, glass and photography. Many artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served at each venue. The event is free and open to the public. Participating galleries include Boston Artists Gallery, 1521-A E.15th St.; Chelsea Gallery, 1639 E. 15th St.; Claussen Studios & Gallery, 1519 E. 15th St.; Gallery Beads, 1521-B E. 15th St.; Joseph Gierek Fine Art, 1512 E. 15th St. and Pierson Gallery, 1307 E. 15th Street.
Eat and Beat. Living Arts of Tulsa invites the entire Tulsa drumming community to bring a dish to share with others and discuss what kinds of changes to make in the drumming programs that Living Arts sponsors at the annual Drum Circle and Potluck. It's a time to reflect and a chance for the community to vocalize what they'd like to see different, plus a Drum Circle following. Bring ideas, a dish to share and a drum to join the spirit of the drumming community at Living Art Space, 308 S. Kenosha, Sat., Sept. 29, at 6pm for potluck and 7:30pm for drumming.
Look Again. Trained as a sculptor, Lucy Gunning has, for the past 15 years, focused on film and video installation works that examine the idiosyncrasies of human behavior. Gunning's work exudes a sympathetic curiosity as she underscores the strangeness that often lies at the heart of apparently normal human behavior. The understated simplicity of Gunning's filmed scenarios--a woman imitating the sound of a horse (The Horse Impressionists, 1994) or drunken businessmen trying to navigate their way home through London's Liverpool Station (Esc, 2004)--gradually reveal subtle psychological insights, tensions between fantasy and reality and levels of complexity within her chosen subject. Gunning's work de-familiarizes the familiar by disrupting and undermining social conventions and expected behavior through play and humor.
For her newest project, "Focus 4," Gunning is developing a new work that will be unveiled at Philbrook, 2727 S. Rockford Rd, on Sept. 30 and will be on display through Dec. 30. Call 749-7941 or visit www.philbrook.org for more information.
Ya Gotta Laugh. Wonderful World, written by Richard Dresser and directed by Lisa Stefanic, is a fast-paced comedy about family misunderstandings between two brothers competing for their mother's attention and their girlfriends' patience. The plot spirals out of control as gossip and truth become interchangeable. Showing at Heller Theatre, 5328 S. Wheeling Ave., Sept. 27-29 at 8pm and Sept.30, at 2pm, plus Oct. 4-6 at 8pm. Call 746-5065.
Our Very Own. In honor of Oklahoma's 100th birthday, Pierson Gallery presents "Oklahoma Artists: A Centennial Celebration," an exhibit of noted Oklahoma artists Charles Banks Wilson and Alexandre Hogue. Both men rose to national prominence as painters, muralists and printmakers whose work expresses the life and landscape in which they lived. A large collection of Wilson's early and recent paintings, drawings and lithographs will be on display at the gallery. A series of six paintings created during Hogue's graphic period in the 1970s will be shown during this exhibit.
"A Centennial Celebration" opens Sept. 27 and runs through Nov. 10. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9:30am-5:30pm and Sat. 10am-4pm at 1307-1311 E. 15th St. Call 584-2440 or piersongallery.com.
Doctor, Give me the News. Head over to Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis, and see the inspiring documentary, DeBakey, about Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who at 99 is perhaps the best known surgeon in the world. DeBakey's contributions to the field of medicine have impacted millions of people worldwide: He helped found the M.A.S.H. units, the VA Hospital system and Medicaid. Notable patients include Boris Yeltsin, Jerry Lewis and countless celebrities and dignitaries. DeBakey's innovations include the development of the roller pump for cardiopulmonary bypass, which launched the era of adult heart surgery. Showtimes are at noon and 1:30pm, Oct. 1-3. Call 592-3456 or visit www.circlecinema.com for more information.
Geronimo! Leap into Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing and story time plus the premier of the Centennial Hispanic history project at several Tulsa libraries. Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton, is hosting the "Maxwell Park Fiesta" on Sept. 28, 5:30-8pm, with live music, stories told in Spanish and English, crafts, and a free book for the kiddos. On Oct. 6, 2-4pm, Pratt Library, 3219 S. 113th W. Ave. in Sand Springs, is hosting "Fiesta in Sand Springs" for an afternoon of live music, stories and crafts for all ages. The yearlong history project, "Latino Presentes Oklahoma Centennial Hispanic History Project," premiers Oct. 21, 3-5pm, at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett, with the book and DVD available. For more information on TCCL programming, call 596-7975, or go to tulsalibrary.org.
The Cowboy from Hell. The man who penned all the best drinking songs, and then some, David Allen Coe, is back in Tulsa at Cain's Ballroom 423 N. Main, Thurs., Sept. 27 to entertain "a new generation of rednecks, kickers, pickers, preppies, skinheads, deadheads, hippies and bikers." Opening bands are Otis Watkins and the Tuff Profit Band. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets are $21 in advance, $24 at the door. Go to Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, Reasor's Customer Service, call 866-443-8849 or order online at cainsballroom.com.
The Academy Is... Coming to Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, on the Sleeping with Giants Fall tour for a night of emo-pop and tight pants, with openers Armor for Sleep and Sherwood and The Rocket Summer. The Academy Is were recognized as one of Rolling Stone's ten artists to watch this year and you just might want to do that this Friday. Doors open at 6pm, tickets are $24 advance and $28 at the door. Go to Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, Reasor's Customer Service, call 866-443-8849 or order online at cainsballroom.com.
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. You'll have so many of Spoon's latest songs bouncing around in your head that all you'll be able to say is Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, which just happens to be what their latest CD is called. Coincidence? We think not. The indie-pop-a-delic band from Austin will be playing at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Sat., with openers Kunek. Doors open at 8pm, tickets are $23 advance and $24 the day of the show. Go to Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, Reasor's Customer Service, call 866-443-8849 or order online at cainsballroom.com.
The Sum of all Parts. Equals 41. That's right boys and girls, women and children, Sum 41 is coming to Cain's Ballroom on Tues., Oct. 2. The music reflects the changes they've been going through: guitarist Dave Brownsound leaving the band and the split with their old management company. The result is a personal introspective look at what's going on. Doors open at 7pm with openers Amber Pacific and Monty Are I, $21.75 advance and $25 day of the show. Go to Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, Reasor's Customer Service, call 866-443-8849 or order online at cainsballroom.com.
Walk This Way. They're back...Hanson's touring with their new CD, The Walk, recorded in Tulsa on their own label, 3CG. This new entrepreneurial freedom gave them a creative jolt that mixed up their gig...new lyrics inspired by their trip to Africa and recording the CD from live tracks, not overdubs. See them all grown up at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main, Wed., Oct. 3. with openers Locksley and 2AM. Doors at 7pm, tickets are $33 in advance. Go to Cain's Box Office, Starship Records & Tapes, Reasor's Customer Service, call 866-443-8849 or order online at cainsballroom.com.
Shanghai Night. Chamber Music Tulsa begins its season with the distinguished and celebrated Shanghai Quartet. The ensemble originally formed at China's Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, and is currently the quartet in residence at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Not only are they an award-winning ensemble, but have cinema appeal as well: the quartet appeared in the Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda; violinist Weigang Li appeared in the Academy Award-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China; and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras and his family were portrayed in the movie Music from the Heart. See them Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3pm, at John H. Williams Theatre in the PAC, 110 E. 2nd St. tickets are $5 for students, $22 for seniors and $25 for adults, call 596-7111 or tulsapac.com.
Intuitive Transitional Artsy. Brooke Apker Knight is a young Tulsa artist who finds inspiration in people and their passions...from music to motherhood to domestic pleasures. She paints in an expressionist style that borders on whimsical. For her, the simplicity of forms and faces makes the people and things she portrays more universal and accessible. "Chords" is an exhibition of recent acrylics and drawings, showing at the PAC Gallery, 110 E. 2nd St. Oct. 4-28, 10am-5:30pm, free.
Love the Players and the Games. Fun for the family is just around the corner with a variety of fall sports this week. University of Tulsa is going full steam ahead with men's soccer on Fri. at 7pm vs. SMU; The Men's Polo All American Tennis Tournaments go all day on Sept. 29-Oct. 4 at TU. The Hurricanes take on UAB at 6pm on Sat. at H.A. Chapman Stadium and last but not least, softball at 10am and 2pm at Hardesty Sports Complex on Sat.
Oral Roberts University has women's volleyball, Fri., Sept. 28 vs. IPFW at 7pm, and vs. IUPUI on Sat., Sept. 29 at 7pm. Sunday, Sept. 30 is women's soccer vs. Centenary at ORU Soccer Complex, 2pm. October 1-2 is the ORU Invitational for women's golf at Meadowbrook golf course all day.
Oklahoma State University's women's softball is playing Thurs., Sept. 27 against Oklahoma Christian at Cowgirl Stadium, 5pm, and on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Cowgirl Fall Invitational, Cowgirl Stadium, Cowgirls vs. Seminole State, 1pm, Rogers at 3pm, and Neosho at 7pm. The OSU Cowboys are gonna pummel Sam Houston State, Sat., Sept. 29 at Boone Pickens Stadium, 6:05pm. Go Pokes!
In Her Eyes. Take a close look at the women of the indigenous nations this Wed. with three award-winning filmmakers and an expert in indigenous peoples, all appearing at Oklahoma State University. "The Voices and Visions Symposium: Native American Women Look Forward," offers a panel discussion with Devon Mihesuah, author of American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism, and filmmakers Lily E. Shangreaux, Shelley Niro and Annette Arkeketa who provide their opinions of the documentaries and narrative films shown. The films provide a female perspective to Native Americans in film and focus on the lives of native people using imagery that merges photography and painting. Learn how women studies merge with everyday lives at the Student Union Theatre, 3-7pm, free and open to the public. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://womensstudies.okstate.edu"; http://womensstudies.okstate.edu.
Oklahoma Life. Gilcrease Museum's new exhibition, "Charles Banks Wilson: An Oklahoma Life in Art," will not only showcase the museum's holdings but will also include a number of artworks from private collections and several new paintings that have never been on public view. Charles Banks Wilson is one of Oklahoma's premier artists whose artworks have been collected and exhibited around the globe. Gilcrease Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Wilson's work, ranging from his early years as an art student and illustrator to his extensive series of Native American portraits and scenes of Oklahoma life. Working in a variety of mediums, Wilson is an accomplished illustrator, muralist, lithographer, sculptor, and teacher. His work has been widely acclaimed for its attention to detail and insightful composition. The exhibition will continue through March 9, 2008, at 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road. Call 596-2700 or go to www.gilcrease.org for more info.
The Royals. In The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitane: Richard, Geoffrey and John. All three want to rule, but Henry favors the youngest, Eleanor favors the eldest, and the middle son hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. Theatre Tulsa presents this 1966 Broadway classic, Sept. 27-29, in the Liddy Doenges Theater of the Tulsa PAC, 2nd & Cincinnati, with all shows beginning at 8pm. For tickets and information, visit www.tulsapac.com.
Past Alive. "Tulsa in a Parade of Color" is an exhibit of photographs by Don Thompson at The Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave., museum hours are 10am-2pm, Tues.-Sat., and admission is free. The Tulsa community has an opportunity to view the 21 pieces of several Tulsa historic buildings and icons, such as the Mayo, Cain's Ballroom, and structures from the Greenwood area. The works are created in the Polaroid manipulated process. Thompson has over 35 years of photographic experience, beginning his career as a writer and photographer for the U. S. Army in the 1960s. His work, "Black Settlers in Tulsa," is on permanent display at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. His works are available at the Frame Maker, Lovett's Gallery and Dwelling Spaces in Tulsa. Call 712-9482 or go to tulsahistory.org. The exhibit will hang through Nov. 15.
New Old World. Oklahoma native Olinka Hrdy, (1902-1987), was an artist influenced by Cubism, Bauhaus abstraction, Art Deco and Czech Embroidery. During her studies at OU, she produced wall murals that got the attention of architect Bruce Goff, who commissioned a cycle of nine music themed murals for his 1929 Riverside Drive project. This led to future commissions including the stage curtain and entryway mural for the Historic Brady Theater. She traveled from New York to Wisconsin where she studied at Frank Lloyd Wright's school in Spring Green, to Hollywood as an industrial designer following World War II, before coming home to Prague, OK, where she remained until 1987. Constructivism, art deco and Czech folk art are exhibited in "Oklahoma Moderne: The Art and Design of Olinka Hrdy" at Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, through Jan. 13. Admission is $4, call 336-4949 or pricetower.org for more information.
Hand Made History. Arts and crafts have been an important part of Cherokee history for centuries. Woven baskets and hand-made textiles once made out of necessity are now fine works of art. In celebration of Cherokee history and art, the Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 Keeler, Park Hill, will host the 12th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale, through Oct. 7. Unlike the annual Trail of Tears Art Show, the homecoming show is only open to artists who have membership in the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band or Eastern Band of Cherokees. Artists from across the nation will compete in numerous categories for cash awards. For more information on this prestigious art show or on becoming a member of the CNHS, call the Cherokee Heritage Center at 456-6007, or visit the Web site: www. HYPERLINK "http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/"; \o "http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/"; cherokeeheritage.org.
American History Up Close. "1776-1876: A Century of American History in Art" opened Fri., Aug. 24 at the Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd., and will be on display through December. The exhibit has original commemorative portraits of the people involved in the revolution, expansion, and southern secession, as well as painted historical scenes of the defining moments in American history. John Vanderlyn's Neoclassical painting of Washington and Lafayette and the Battle of Brandywine has returned to the museum after being on display at the new museum on George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.
The exhibition also includes several rare documents from one of the premier archival collections in the United States. Among the documents included in the exhibition is the only known certified copy of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's Address to the Delaware Nation, Andrew Jackson's correspondence to his wife Rachel, a rare broadside of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln, and a letter from George Custer discussing field operations only months before the events on the Little Big Horn River in 1876. Call, 596-1400 or visit gilcrease.org for more info.
Tulsarama Relived. Through March 31, 2008, "Flashback '57: Tulsarama & The Buried Belvedere" allows patrons to see the items in the time-capsule plus other artifacts and images from 1957. Tulsa's History Museum is located at the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria. Hours are 10am-4pm, Tues.--Sat. For more details, call 712-9484 or go to HYPERLINK "http://www.tulsahistory.org/"; \o "http://www.tulsahistory.org/"; tulsahistory.org.
See the Genesis of Tulsa. A selection of photographs from the Beryl Ford Collection featuring Tulsa's schools is on display through Nov. 1 at Tulsa's History Museum in the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria. Thousands of vintage photographs collected by Tulsa historian Beryl Ford have been scanned since the collection was acquired last year by the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Museum hours are 10am-4pm, Tues.-Sat. Call 712-9484 or go to tulsahistory.org for more information.
Icon of the Great American West. Through Sep. 30, you can witness Space Silent Spirit: Maynard Dixon's West. Dixon's style moved from defined realism toward modernism, abstraction, and cubism--though he spurned such titles.
He simply sought the poetic beauty of the West and in the process created some of the most iconic images of the American West of the early 20th century. See them for yourself at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd. For more information, call 596-2700.
Share this article: