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Gallery Talks, Lectures and Other Programs

Throughout the year, the museum hosts gallery talks, lecture, films and other events, which relate to the collection and the exhibition schedule.

Lecture

Thursday January 16, 7 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Michael Ray Charles, Guest Juror

Charles was one of the first artists featured in the PBS series Art 21, which chronicles the top contemporary art and artists of the 21st century. Charles earned his B.F.A. from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and his M.F.A. from the University of Houston. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Lecture

Thursday January 23, 6 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Sterling Gates, OU SoAAH Alum

OU School of Art & Art History alumnus Sterling Gates will visit OU to speak with students and the community about his work, his time at the School of Art & Art History, and his career post-graduation. Gates earned his B.F.A. in 2005 specializing in film and media arts and has gone on to work as writer’s room production assistant on TV’s Blade: The Series, and later became assistant to comic book industry giant, Geoff Johns. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California, and writes JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIBE every month and is working on his first novel. Gates’ work will be part of the alumni exhibition at the OU School of Art & Art History, which will be held in conjunction with the 100th Annual School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition in January 2014.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Gallery Talk

Tuesday January 28, 12:30 pm

Nancy Johnston Records Gallery

100th Annual School of Art & Art History Student Exhibition

Todd Stewart, Co-Interim Director and Associate Professor of Art, Technology and Culture, OU School of Art & Art History

Stewart will moderate a walking tour of the exhibition with several of this year’s award winners to discuss their work.

 

Student Film Screening

Thursday February 13, 7 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Join us for an evening of OU student work screened as part of the 100th Annual School of Art & Art History Student Exhibition. Selected students from the School of Art & Art History will show and discuss their film, video, sound and other time-based work. This first screening will develop into an annual event open to the public as a forum for students to engage with the larger community.

 

FREDTalks

Friday February 28, 7 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Migration

David Wrobel, Professor, Merrick Chair of Western History, OU Department of History, and other speakers TBAStudent Opening Party

 

Student Opening Party

Thursday March 6, 7 pm

Sandy Bell Gallery

Each semester, OU students are invited to the museum for a sneak peek of a special exhibition. Students can expect to enjoy food, live performances, a photobooth and DJ music. The event is free and exclusively for OU students. Sponsored in part by OU Housing & Food Services.

 

Lecture

Friday March 7, 7 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition

W. Jackson Rushing III, Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art, OU School of Art & Art History

The Chiricahua Apache painter and sculptor Allan Houser was always a prolific draftsman, but from 1979 until his death in 1994 he focused intensely on drawing. This lecture provides an overview of the themes of the exhibition, including portraits and abstractions; animals, land and nature; hunters and performers; and images and symbols of Apache resistance and survival. The lecture will be followed by a public opening reception at 8 p.m.

 

Symposium

Saturday March 8, 10 am–4 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Speakers at the symposium are W. Jackson Rushing III, Daniel C. Swan, David Rettig, Heather Ahtone, Hadley Jerman and Douglas Miles. Read more about the symposium here.

 

 

Film Screening

Sat Mar 29, 1–4 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Apache filmmaker Dustinn Craig will introduce his short films A Snapshot in Time (2009, 10 min.), Home (2005, 7 min.) and I Belong to This (2003, 15 min.), and his feature film We Shall Remain: Geronimo (2008, 84 min.).

 

Lecture

Thursday April 3, 6 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Apache Arts: Varied Mediums, Many Masterworks

Cécile Ganteaume, Curator, National Museum of the American Indian, NY

Although they have a distinct and well-defined aesthetic, Apache arts have not received the attention of those of the Navajo and Pueblo peoples. This talk presents a 150-year survey of an incredibly rich and ever-evolving artistic tradition.

 

Gallery Talk: Students’ Choice
Tuesday April 8, 12:30 pm
Nancy Johnston Records Gallery

Featuring students from the OU School of Art & Art History
Five students from the OU School of Art & Art History have each selected a favorite drawing from the Allan Houser exhibition. Each student will give a short presentation about the significance of the selected work in the gallery.

 

Gallery Talk

Friday April 11, 6:30 pm

Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Shan Goshorn, Native American artist and activist, Tulsa

Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will speak about the powerful personal experience of being included with exceptional indigenous photographers from around the world. She also will discuss the multi-step process involved with creating her hand-tinted, black and white double-exposed photographs, as well as the direction her photographic work has recently taken.

 

Lecture

Friday June 6, 7 pm

Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium

Oil and Wood: Oklahoma Moderns George Bogart and James Henkle

Susan Havens Caldwell, Professor Emeritus, Art History, OU School of Art & Art History

Dr. Susan H. Caldwell, David Ross Boyd Professor Emerita of Art History, will discuss the works of painter George A. Bogart and sculptor and product designer James L. Henkle, both longtime professors in the OU School of Art & Art History. Caldwell will present and analyze works by both artists within the context of their individual artistic developments and their love for and mastery of materials —primarily oil and wood.

 

Houser Birthday Celebration

Saturday June 28, 2–4 pm

Join us for refreshments and a 2 p.m. tour of works by Allan Houser in the museum’s permanent collection. A self-guided tour of the Houser sculptures on the OU campus also will be available.