American West http://kwgs.org en Philbrook Presents "Identity & Inspiration: Creativity in 20th & 21st Century Native American Art" http://kwgs.org/post/philbrook-presents-identity-inspiration-creativity-20th-21st-century-native-american-art <p>Once upon a time, museums throughout this country would invariably display or organize their "art" and their "Native American art" in two distinct categories; a piece would "belong" to one or the other camp, but never both. That's increasingly not the case anymore, thankfully --- and our guest today talks about why. We're pleased to welcome Rick West back to ST; he'll be the keynote speaker for a day-long Native Art Symposium tomorrow (Saturday the 5th) at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:05:29 +0000 Rich Fisher 57271 at http://kwgs.org Philbrook Presents "Identity & Inspiration: Creativity in 20th & 21st Century Native American Art" "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" http://kwgs.org/post/hiding-plain-sight-mixed-blood-families-and-race-19th-century-united-states-west <p>Our guest on ST is Anne Hyde, the William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College. She'll be giving the 2014 H.G. Barnard Distinguished Lecture, which is presented annually by the TU Department of History, tonight (Tuesday the 25th) at the Gilcrease Museum Auditorium here in Tulsa. The lecture begins at the 7pm and is free to the public. Prof. Hyde, who mainly teaches courses on the history of Native America as well as that of North America, received her A.B. degree in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:52:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 56649 at http://kwgs.org "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" http://kwgs.org/post/horse-lover-cowboys-quest-save-wild-mustangs <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with H. Alan Day, who's the younger brother of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and who co-wrote with her the bestselling "Lazy B" memoir of a dozen years ago. Alan Day has a new book out called "The Horse Lover," which he tells us about on today's program. This moving and perceptive autobiography mainly describes how he was able to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:57:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 56234 at http://kwgs.org "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" Back to the Land, Complete with Bison and Prairies: Prof. Deborah Popper and the Buffalo Commons http://kwgs.org/post/back-land-complete-bison-and-prairies-prof-deborah-popper-and-buffalo-commons <p>For the first time ever, the Tulsa Global Alliance, the Gilcrease Museum, and The University of Tulsa were jointly awarded a grant from the Institute of International Education to host more than 70 Fulbright Scholars from around the world at a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar here in our community. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:05:59 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 48615 at http://kwgs.org Back to the Land, Complete with Bison and Prairies: Prof. Deborah Popper and the Buffalo Commons Thomas Moran's Vivid Color Prints on Display at Gilcrease Museum http://kwgs.org/post/thomas-morans-vivid-color-prints-display-gilcrease-museum <p>Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is currently showing one of the finest collections of early color printmaking, or chromolithography, in its exhibit called "Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran," which is on display through September 8th at the museum. The exhibit features a suite of 15 prints commissioned and made by Louis Prang; these are prints of Moran's watercolors from his 1871 journey to Yellowstone as a member of the Hayden Expedition. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 41536 at http://kwgs.org Thomas Moran's Vivid Color Prints on Display at Gilcrease Museum Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" http://kwgs.org/post/explaining-and-exploring-searchers-making-american-legend <p>One of the more famous lines attributed to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000406/">John Ford</a> (1894-1973), the iconic film director who made many of the finest Westerns ever to come out of Hollywood, goes like this: "When the truth becomes legend, print the legend." That line is from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," a movie from the early 1960s, but it just as clearly applies to "The Searchers," the classic Western from 1956, with John Wayne and Natalie Wood, which is commonly seen as a Ford masterpiece. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 40751 at http://kwgs.org Explaining and Exploring "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend" Finding Stories, Capturing Moments, Making Pictures: A Chat with Veteran Photographer Jim Richardson http://kwgs.org/post/finding-stories-capturing-moments-making-pictures-chat-veteran-photographer-jim-richardson <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Jim Richardson, a longtime contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine (and contributing editor to NatGeo's Traveler magazine) who is known for his globe-trotting photo-journalism as well as his carefully observed images of rural American life. As a social documentary photographer who's been in the business for 30+ years, Richardson has enjoyed an influential and far-flung career. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 32478 at http://kwgs.org Finding Stories, Capturing Moments, Making Pictures: A Chat with Veteran Photographer Jim Richardson Detailed Notes on Prairie Dogs: A Chat with Prof. John Hoogland of the University of Maryland http://kwgs.org/post/detailed-notes-prairie-dogs-chat-prof-john-hoogland-university-maryland <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are discussing the interesting characteristics, colonies, mating practices, defense maneuvers, and kinship structures of prairie dogs --- yes, prairie dogs: those once-plentiful-but-now-dwindling rodents that exist in five different species throughout the grasslands of North America. Highly communicative and actually able to "speak" via several distinct and sophisticated (and quite discernable) calls, these burrowing mammals have long been studied --- much like, say, apes or whales --- for social/behavioral reasons. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:36:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 30716 at http://kwgs.org Detailed Notes on Prairie Dogs: A Chat with Prof. John Hoogland of the University of Maryland "Gus Foster's Views of this Broad Land" at the Gilcrease Museum http://kwgs.org/post/gus-fosters-views-broad-land-gilcrease-museum <p>Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is the New Mexico-based photographer Gus Foster, who&#39;s been capturing images with various panoramic cameras since the early 1970s. Wed, 23 May 2012 17:51:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 19226 at http://kwgs.org "Gus Foster's Views of this Broad Land" at the Gilcrease Museum