Jacobson House Native Art Center
The Jacobson House Native Art Center in Norman is located in the former residence of Swedish-born Oscar Jacobson (1882-1966), first director of the School of Art at the University of Oklahoma and a 1949 inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The Jacobson House, built in 1917, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and today serves as an historical art gallery.
Visit the Jacobson House Native Art Center to view the home's unique Swedish motifs, including wooden scrollwork, classical columns and the gallery-like formal living space. The Jacobson House is also known for being the site where Jacobson mentored the Kiowa Five, a group of American Indian artists that ushered in the beginning of the Native American Art Movement in the 1920s. The Kiowa Five gained international recognition and would gather at Norman's Jacobson House to sing, dance and tell Kiowa stories.
Located on the northwest corner of the University of Oklahoma campus, the Jacobson House Native Art Center serves as a gathering place and gallery for experiencing art and fostering conversation. With its timeless, sunny atmosphere, the Jacobson House has secured a spot on the Oklahoma Historical Society's Landmarks List. Come to this historical home in Norman to enjoy a variety of American Indian fine art and to enjoy the gallery's permanent and special exhibits.