Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, in conjunction with Pierson Gallery in Tulsa, is pleased to present a new temporary exhibit for their guests, “Native Visions—20th Century Oklahoma Indian Art”. The works will be on exhibit in the Silas Bunkhouse Gallery through October 31.


As early as the last decades of the 19th century, Native artists had already begun making works in media like pencil, crayon, ink or watercolor on paper, depicting their daring exploits and experiences in vivid, graphic compositions.


Since the turn of the twentieth century, the vitality of the early narrative style has been transformed by succeeding generations to include a broad spectrum of culturally significant content—from romantic illustrations of tribal life on the unfenced plains of yesterday to subjects dealing with modern-day development, from scenes of evolving tribal social activities to native religious symbolism.


Curator of Art Linda Stone said “For many years, we have wanted to have an exhibit featuring strictly Native American art. Thanks to Linda Pierson at Pierson Gallery and many private collectors who loaned us their treasures, that wish has become reality. We are honored to be able to share such an exhibit with the guests of Woolaroc.”


The exhibit features the works of well-known artists such as Jerome Tiger and Acee Blue Eagle as well as lesser known but equally talented artists.


Woolaroc, which is listed on the National Historic Register in Washington, D.C., is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on Highway 123.   Beginning the day after Labor Day, Woolaroc will shift to its Fall/Winter schedule of being open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday.   Prior to Labor Day, Woolaroc is closed only on Monday’s.   Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for 65 and over and children 11 and under are free.


Nora Wegener
Executive Assistant
Bartlesville Development Corporation
Bartlesville Convention and Visitors Bureau
201 SW Keeler Ave
Bartlesville, OK  74003