From My Point of View - The Art of Possibilities: A Framework for Social Commentary

Event Details

Date: May 03, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Ken Busby, Executive Director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, will present a program that utilizes a number of artworks from the Gilcrease Collection to explore how art provides a forum for social commentary - both intentional and sometimes unintentional.

Many of these works will be familiar - Willard Stone's Atomic Baby, Alexander Hogue's Crucified Land, and Thomas Moran's Shoshone Falls on the Snake River, Idaho, to name a few. Often, artists are blatant in their intentions to utilize their art to make a social or political statement. At other times, art is appropriated in order for new generations to make comments relevant to their times. Whatever the intent, art has a way of more deftly approaching difficult issues, often spanning several generations, and opening a dialogue where none may have existed.

From My Point of View is an informal presentation and audience participation is welcome. Bring a sack lunch to eat while you learn! (Note: Food/Drinks carried through the museum must be in closed containers.)

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.