Special Exhibits

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Reflection Symmetry

On Display in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery January 10 - March 25.

Lawrence Naff constructs intricate mosaics of crystal rhinestones and gemstones. The works shift and shimmer in the light, mesmerizing the viewer. Jason Wilson creates meticulously planned out patterns on canvas with special formulates acrylics. Carefully calculated, his designs are fluid and depict the illusion of infinite repetition. The artworks of Naff and Wilson featured in this exhibit illustrate the intersection of mathematics and art.

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Edith Kinney Gaylord: The Twentieth Century Through Her Eyes

Edith Kinney Gaylord was a trailblazer in the field of journalism. While she is most widely known for being a member of the Gaylord publishing family, she made a name for herself as the first woman reporter on staff for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. From Eleanor Roosevelt, World War II, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, she covered major events and figures of the mid-twentieth century. Gaylord spent much of her wealth philanthropically, supporting women's rights, civil rights, and ethics in journalism. Gaylord embodied a spirit of generosity and curiosity about the world.

This exhibit presents a timeline of Edith Kinney Gaylord's life, focusing on the major events of the mid-twentieth century that she reported. Gaylord's coverage illustrates the immense changes occurring for women in the twentieth century, as they entered into professional fields and leadership roles. As you will learn from the exhibit, Gaylord not only wrote about these changes but embodied them.

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No Frontiers Beyond Our Reach: Native American Changemakers

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame strives to celebrate the diverse cultures that make our state great. The No Frontiers Beyond Our Reach: Native American Changemakers exhibit highlights eight different trailblazing Native Americans that left impactful legacies. The portraits and busts displayed in this exhibit include: Sequoyah, Joseph Clark, Te Ata Fisher, John B. Herrington, Chief Fred Lookout, Willard Stone, Wilma Mankiller, and Lushanya Vinay. These individuals contributed to different fields including history, education, space exploration, military, politics, and performing and visual arts. This exhibit showcases the stories and diverse talents of these tribal citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Osage nations to inspire all Oklahomans to make meaningful changes in their community.