Special Exhibits

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Earth to Sky: The Art of Barbara S. Scott & David Holland

On display June 30 – September 10, 2020 in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Join us for two free events with these amazing artists.

Artists Talk - Virtual event conducted via Zoom

Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 PM Reservation required here.

Meet and Greet with the Artists - In person, at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum

Friday, August 28, 4:00-7:00 PM - Free event. Reservation required here. Mask mandate & social distancing observed.

This exhibition celebrates two Oklahoma artist friends, Barbara S. Scott and David Holland, who have developed an artistic bond, supporting each other over 30 years of creating art. Barbara’s sculptures, created and carved of tangible organic materials, mainly wood, and speak to the power and beauty of human spirit. David’s colorful and majestic paintings of vast cloudscapes speak to the power and beauty of Oklahoma’s skies.

Visit the virtual exhibit for Earth to Sky.

The Visage of Modern Matriarchy: An Installation by DG Smalling and Nicole Moan

Featuring two Oklahoma artists, DG Smalling and Nicole Moan, this exhibit visually explores the concepts of contemporary female warriors and reemerging matriarchy. Inspired by hope for change and reform offered through the Operation Lady Justice initiative, Smalling’s stylized portraits of contemporary female leaders emerge from continuous strong black lines influenced by Southeastern tribal hieroglyphs and bloom with organic shapes of bold, consistent color. Envisioning the ethereal armor of contemporary female warriors, Moan manifests this spiritual regalia in elaborate, textural, mixed-media vestments, featuring ceramic bodices, natural embellishments, and hand-crafted fabrics.

Exhibit – Tuesday, October 6 through Thursday, January 21, 2021

Kids Program – October 15, 10:30 am (join virtually)

Meet/Greet – Thursday, October 22, 4-7 pm

Virtual Artists Talk – Tuesday, November 17, 6 pm

Registration information available soon.

Makerspace Kris Kanaly

Makerspace Mural by Kristopher Kanaly

Visit our Makerspace today and see an inspirational installation by Oklahoma Artist Kristopher Kanaly!

Kristopher Kanaly is known for his bold, abstract street murals throughout Oklahoma City’s Plaza District and its downtown, but a quick glance reveals much more than that. A rich family history in Oklahoma and the art community, a personal motivation to share the arts, and a love for individual interpretation pushes Kanaly to design murals around the country that continue to bring color to the landscape of the city. No matter the city or assignment, Kanaly’s work is distinguishable by the bright colors, abstract figures, and hidden elements. Much like his street art, Kanaly is an Oklahoma inspiration with a passion as rich as the state’s history.

For more information about our temporary exhibits or the Museum's Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery, contact Donna Merkt at 405.523.3231 or