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June 2019

Tour de Quartz exhibit closes

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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July 2019

Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford exhibit opens

July 2
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open a new exhibit on July 2 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…

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Will Work For … exhibit closes

July 6, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On January 15, 2019, the Oklahoma History Center opened an exhibit titled Will Work For ... The exhibit features 16 portraits by Mike Wimmer and is on display in the Vose Atrium Gallery through Saturday, July 6. It is open for public viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wimmer describes himself as a “natural observer of people and all the differences that make us unique.” It was this diversity that he wished to portray in the…

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Wanted: Dead or Alive exhibit opens

July 22, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, July 22, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Wanted: Dead or Alive. This photography exhibit is comprised of images of some of Oklahoma’s most infamous criminals and will be on display until February 29, 2020. Images utilized in the exhibit have been drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, the National Archives, the vast photographic archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and private lenders. The 38 black-and-white images…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit closes

July 31
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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