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The Art of the Portrait

ON DISPLAY: September 12 – November 21, 2019

This regional juried exhibition showcases figurative works from artists in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. This exhibition is curated by the Portrait Society of America, featuring jurors Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein.

About the Portrait Society of America:

Formed as an educational organization in February 1998, the Portrait Society of America is dedicated to furthering the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art through programs and publications. A 501(C)3 registered charity, the Portrait Society is committed to providing educational resources to anyone interested in technical information, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture. The organization publishes The Art of the Portrait journal and International Artist magazine, and contributes to each issue of American Art Collector magazine on topics related to portraiture and figurative art. The Portrait Society of America hosts several annual education programs.

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24 Works on Paper

Free Public Reception Thursday December 5th 5-7 PM RSVP on Facebook here!

On display in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery from December 5, 2019 – January 18, 2020

Paper is about possibility—both literal and metaphorical. Familiar and accessible to artists at every level, paper has spurred centuries of innovative creation. Over the past two decades or so, paper has even proven itself resilient in the face of digital technologies and screen culture. We love the look and feel of paper, its responsiveness to pencil, ink, chalk, marker, and paint—and we love the drama of its sound as it is cut, torn, folded, and crumpled. We likewise love its history, which opens up the potential for wit, humor, and profundity. In this exhibition, twenty-four artists from across Oklahoma masterfully explore the limitless possibilities of paper.

A biennial traveling exhibition, this exhibit features work by living Oklahoma artists: MJ Alexander,, Michelle Bradsher, Marti Cordova, Jason Cytacki, Bryan Dahlvang, Kiana Daneshmand, Brian Dehart, Emma Difani, Douglas Elder, JJ Hawkey, Claire Holloway, Jennifer Johnson, Howard Koerth, Jana LaChance, Andy Mattern, Regina Murphy, romy owens, Haley Prestifilippo, Mat Reed, Mark Sisson, Virginia Sitzes, Sheri Talkington, Carla Waugh, and Jenny Woodruff. Curated by Louise Siddons, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American, Native American, Modern and Contemporary art history at Oklahoma State University.

Future Exhibits in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery

Inclusion in Art: Spirit of Color

  • February 6 - April 30
  • Reception: February 13, 5-7pm

High Five Integrated Art

  • May 12 - May 18
  • Reception: May 15, 10am-3pm

David Holland and Barbara Scott

  • June 2 - September 10
  • Reception: June 4, 5-7pm
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Deck the Hall of Fame

The Free Family Fun continues on Saturday, December 14th with exciting holiday surprises! Starting at 10:30 A.M. with story time, we will have movies, crafts, holiday treats and a visit from Santa at 11:00 A.M. Bring your family to celebrate the Holiday Season with us!

This special See You Saturday is powered by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board who will be on hand to take you on a tour of Oklahoma Hall of Fame portraits so you can learn more about the great Oklahomans who have received Oklahoma's Highest Honor!

There will be Free admission to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum all day! Check out the details on Facebook here!

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Oklahoma's Highest Honor

Featured 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony Dates

    • Class of 2019 Media Class Announcement: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    • Public sale of tickets - August 2019
    • 92nd Annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony: Thursday, November 21, 2019, Oklahoma City
    • Nominations for the 2020 Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame open on May 16, 2019 and close on March 6, 2020.

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame happenings @OklahomaHoF on Social Media

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See YOU Saturday

SEE YOU SATURDAY - FREE ADMISSION All-Year-Long on the Second Saturday of Each Month!

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Spring Thing

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