The Terry K Bell Gallery at the Museum of the Great Plains will host Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, beginning November 13. The traveling exhibit features 72 contemporary native artists from across the country. Their works portray the experience of American Indians forcibly imprisoned at Fort Marion, in St Augustine, Florida, from 1875-1878. The modern pieces, "reproduced in the same dimensions as the historic ledger drawings made at Fort Marion...[are] a contemporary response to a historical experience held intact within American Indian communities...." More information at reridinghistory.org.
Riding Home, by Juanita Pahdopony (pictured). Pahdopony, one of the artists featured in Re-Riding History, is a resident of Lawton, Oklahoma. And a good friend of the Museum of the Great Plains!
From now through March 2017, the Oklahoma Museum Network (OMN) gallery will host the temporary exhibit, Grossology: the Impolite Science of the Human Body. Come again, you ask? Well, let's put it this way:
Can snot or vomit be fun and interesting? Explore this and other secretions in a kid-friendly investigation of, er, icky topics. May be inappropriate for some adults. Must be accompanied by a child.
Now, feel better?
Senator, 1876-1965: the Life and Career of Elmer Thomas. Join author Elizabeth Thomas-Rook for a book signing on Sunday afternoon, November 13, from 2:00-4:00 in the museum lobby. Rook's latest book, a biography of her grandfather, Elmer Thomas, explores the fascinating story of his life and career. Admission to the event is free.
By the way, the Museum of the Great Plains sits in Elmer Thomas Park, and yes, it's the same Elmer Thomas!
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going-on at the museum.