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Osage Nation Museum to open new exhibit Dec. 18

Photo caption: This painting by Osage artist Joe Don Brave and others will be on view at the ONM beginning Dec. 18 for the “Creativity 2020: Art from the Community” exhibit. Courtesy Photo/Osage Nation Museum Facebook page

Some familiar faces will soon welcome visitors of the Osage Nation Museum.

On Dec. 18, the museum’s latest exhibit, Creativity 2020: Art from the Community will open virtually to the community. The exhibit will run through Feb. 12, 2021.

ONM Director Marla Redcorn-Miller said she received help from Osage elder Rosemary Wood and former ONM Director Kathryn RedCorn curate the exhibit.

“The exhibit Creativity 2020: Art from the Community provides a space for individuals to share the creative work that they have been engaged in since the Spring of 2020, when the United States first began experiencing the effects of COVID-19,” Redcorn-Miller said. “The ONM issued a call for art to community members to find out what has been on their hearts and minds as we navigate this global crisis.”  

She said 33 artists answered the call and submitted a rich and diverse collection of paintings, prints, textiles, photography, ceramics and sculpture. She saw the works as visual statements of resilience, creativity, and community.

She welcomed the community to share their experiences of the past year and use the museum as a forum for their creativity.

“There is no lack of evidence supporting the healing and therapeutic properties of art making, and we would like to be that space where we can gather as a community – either physically or virtually – to share and learn from another and support one another through the exchange of ideas,” she said.

Virtual Opening:  Dec. 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. To register for opening, please visit: https://osagenationcreativity.com/.

In person viewing:  The Museum will reopen to the public with timed ticketed entry beginning Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. To obtain your FREE tickets, please visit  https://osagenationcreativity.com/ or call (918) 287-5441.

Artists featured in Creativity 2020: Art from the Community

Norman Akers

Dante Biss-Grayson

Vincent "Joe Don" Brave

Preston S. Brave

Vada Cass

Vin Cass

Dena Cosby

Sarah Elsberry

Ashley Fenton

Anita Fields

Jessica Rosemary Harjo

Jonathan Lunsford

Keli Mashburn

Ross Mashunkashey

Cortney Jean Metzger

Erica Moore

Ted Moore

John Parker

Elise Paschen

Wendy Ponca

Dow RedCorn

Moira RedCorn

R.A. RedCorn

Addie Roanhorse

Susan Shannon

Ruth Shaw 

Shannon Shaw Duty

Arabel Standing Bear

Alex Ponca Stock

Jen Tiger

Mary Jo Trumbly

Jarica Walsh

Rosemary Wood