America in the Gilcrease Museum Archive

Event Details

Date: September 06, 2014

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Helmerich Center, PACCAR Classroom

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration

Jane Ackerman, associate professor of religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion at TU, will discuss how Thomas Gilcrease built an archive to tell stories of America to museum visitors. Gilcrease often used features of his ancestry and upbringing as lenses through which to look at our continent. What he saw of America very often affected what he chose for the trove in the Gilcrease Museum Archive.

Free and open to the public.

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Registering for this event helps us to gauge how many people will be coming and plan accordingly so everyone can enjoy visiting Gilcrease. No tickets are needed. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.