Looking for FREE FAMILY FUN this summer?
Join us every Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day for a story, movie and craft with FREE admission! Story time begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a craft and summer activities for families to enjoy together.
Summer Thursdays are made possible by Allied Arts and the Inasmuch Foundation.
The Summer Celebration on May 31st will showcase new museum amenities. The line-up of new experiences provides immersive interaction with Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and inspiring connections to the impact of art in a community. New museum features are highlighted below:
NEW Makerspace – A permanent installation by Oklahoma City artist Kris Kanaly will be featured in the remodeled Makerspace on the second floor of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. This amazing artist has created a bright and intricate work that represents all of Oklahoma and the images that unite us. The Makerspace also features new STEAM activities and hands-on creativity exercises. In addition, there will be an opening reception for this space, which is free to the public, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with an exclusive artist talk with Kris Kanaly at 6:00 p.m.
NEW Picture Yourself! – The third installment of the immensely popular Picture Yourself exhibit will feature interactive displays that highlight In the Cockpit, Energy and Superstar Spotlight. In Picture Yourself, you step inside the gilded frames of Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and create your own viewpoint of being a proud Oklahoman.
NEW Reveel.it Portrait Exploration – Using your smartphone, you now will have a chance to explore the biographies, photos, videos, and books of every Hall of Fame portrait in the building. This URL-based technology allows you to learn more about Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and dig deeper into the fascinating stories of these inspirational Oklahomans.
GRAND OPENING of IKBI – IKBI: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our Culture and History Through Art is the new exhibit in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery and will be on display from May 31st to September 22nd. In the Choctaw and Chickasaw languages, “Ikbi” means “to create”. The concepts of creation, identity, and culture unite in this gallery exhibit. Artists of both tribes implement various mediums to express their cultural roots and individual understandings of what it means to create. In this exhibit, Ikbi serves as a commonality for artists of many different backgrounds, practices, and mediums.
For more information about Summer Thursdays, contact Emma Fritz at 405.523.3211 or