Archive: Area of Interest: Art

Brown Bag: Brummett Echohawk: Pawnee Thunderbird and Artist

Born into the Pawnee Nation in 1922, Brummett Echohawk was strongly influenced by his tribal heritage and family traditions. He served honorably in WWII, developed his gift as an artist in a variety of fields and successfully pursued acting, writing and public speaking. Echohawk’s diverse... Read More

Basket Workshop: Jacaranda Twill Basket

Workshop is full. To be added to the waiting list, email This round Jacaranda twill basket is perfect for keeping all your favorite little things, from pinecones to postcards. Led by BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma. Basket has a solid wood base measuring... Read More

Sunday Spotlight: Oklahoma Run

On the second Sunday of the month, visitors learn the specifics behind a unique artifact from the Museum’s collection, thus opening a window to learning even more about a particular culture, individual or moment in time. Hear from Michael Grauer Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art at... Read More

Curator Conversation: Welcoming Sundown

Art appreciation rarely involves appreciating the daily grind of life as an artist. Come hear the stories that make up the day-to-day trials and tribulations of artists and the people who were responsible for keeping them from starving. Welcome Sundown by Hollis Williford which greets guests at... Read More

Summer Drop-In Activities: Bandolier Bags

Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create make-and-take crafts, explore galleries and help create pixel art inspired by the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last. Bandolier bags are often large in... Read More

Nations at War! September 1, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Most people assume Native American ledger art was limited to the North American Great Plains. Known for their colorful and realistic depiction of Indigenous life, these drawings were socially validated and extremely accurate. They show landscapes and couples courting. They display prisoners of war... Read More