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June 13, 2019

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

“Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford” Exhibit and Premiere Program at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — The Museum of the Western Prairie is opening a new exhibit on July 1 entitled “Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford.” A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run until September 30.

Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) from 1946 to 1975 and was a prolific artist in a variety of media. This retrospective focuses on the watercolors he painted of Oklahoma landscapes over a period of three decades. His appreciation of nature’s beauty is evident in his works.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. The premiere program on August 15 is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  


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