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Cowboys & Indians Revisited Gallery Opening at Science Museum Oklahoma
By Tourism Industry Partner
OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma will open their newest addition to its Satellite Galleries titled, “Cowboys & Indians Revisited,” Friday June 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The gallery will feature the three-dimensional metalwork of Caddo American artist Darroll Joe Reddick and two-dimensional paintings by muralist and artists Dr. Robert Palmer.
“It is not just painting or sculpture, it is a combination of the two and it has a big connection to Oklahoma’s roots,” said Dr. Robert Palmer whose two-dimensional artwork will be on display at the Satellite Galleries at Science Museum Oklahoma. “Cowboys and Indians don’t seem to go out of style. Now we’re all grown up and we’re all still thinking about Cowboys and Indians. This artwork will have that charisma of new and old. These two works were made in isolation and it will be interesting to see how the art communicates when it comes together.”
The Cowboys and Indians Revisited gallery will run from Friday June 24 to January 8. It will feature artwork that focuses on the rich heritage of Oklahoma’s frontier and how the dynamic between cowboys and Indians forever changed the landscape of the state. Guests will see both sculpture and traditional two-dimensional artwork posted in Science Museum Oklahoma’s Satellite Galleries.
“This is art that is particularly important to the history of Oklahoma,” said Trevor Taylor, cultural efficacy aficionado at Science Museum Oklahoma. “These paintings display a landscape of hard work, and very often survival. I think guests will gain a real sense of not only what was at stake for these two distinct groups but also what went into shaping who we are and what it means to be Oklahomans.”
For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.
About Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!
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