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Depicting the Grasslands – Bison in Wildlife Art – Brown Bag Lunch Series

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Noon – 1:00 p.m.

S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room

What is it about the bison that makes it such a potent symbol?

Join Adam Duncan Harris, Curator, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, as he explores how Western art can help us understand humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature. Harris presents a selection of Western art paintings and sculptures representing the wildlife and history of this region. He examines the legacy of complex artist George Catlin through paintings produced following the artist’s 1832 expedition down the Missouri River, past the prairie lands of Oklahoma, where the artist witnessed the landscape blackened by millions of bison.

Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Board Room and The Museum Grill.

Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

 This program is made possible with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation. 


March 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 United States
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