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Framing History: Highlights from the Oklahoma State Capitol Senate Collection celebrates artists and their process for capturing the narrative. Co-curated by Senator Charles Ford and Victoria Rowe Berry, this exhibition recognizes artists who, with a stroke of paint, capture stories as well as create an impression of a historic event. The frames - works of art themselves - provide an opportunity to focus on each individual piece and create a window into a moment in time. In this particular collection, the frames create a window into a historical event.
After Framing History leaves the Postal Plaza Gallery, the Oklahoma Senate Collection will be officially transferred into the State's records and will no longer travel. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view selections from the Oklahoma State Capitol Collection here at the Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater. We are honored to share the history and culture of Oklahoma while also celebrating the process of making art and telling stories.
Throughout the exhibition, the OSU Museum of Art will host the following related programs and events.
Opening reception: Aug. 14, 5 - 7 pm (Postal Plaza Gallery)
Artist Talk: Sonya Terpening, Aug. 15, 2 - 3:30 pm (Postal Plaza Gallery)
Artist Talk: Mike Wimmer, Sept. 18, 5 - 6 pm (Postal Plaza Gallery)
Workshop: Mike Wimmer, Sept. 20, 10 am - 2 pm (Stillwater MultiArts Center)
Image: Medicine Bluff at Fort Sill, 1870s, Barbara Vaupel, oil on canvas, 30" x 40"