Oklahoma

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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York — The original Oklahoma! musical from 1943 is set in the 1900s, during a much “simpler” time.

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Post image for Sad News for Satanists: Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Monument Must Go

Today the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the granite Ten Commandments currently standing on the state capitol grounds must be removed.

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Post image for How a Long-Lost Silent Film Helped Rescue a Forgotten Kiowa Tipi

OKLAHOMA CITY — In 1920, a distinctive tipi painted with horizontal stripes appeared in a silent film called Daughter of Dawn.

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Post image for Cloudy with a Chance of Abstraction: A Biennal for Weather Art

OKLAHOMA CITY — Beneath the tumultuous skies of Oklahoma, the National Weather Center (NWC) is hosting its second curated exhibition interpreting meteorological phenomena through art.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Century-old chalkboard drawings were revealed earlier this month during renovations at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City.

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Photograph by Horace Poolaw at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York

For five decades at the beginning of the 20th century, Horace Poolaw photographed a Kiowa community in flux.

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Post image for Satanist Group Proposes 19th C Horned-Goat Monument for Oklahoma Capitol

The Satanic Temple of New York unveiled on Monday designs for a Satanic monument on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The edifice, featuring plenty of occult symbolism and smiling children, is proposed for the site adjacent to the capitol’s controversial Ten Commandments statue.

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Museums

This Museum Kills Fascists

by Allison Meier on June 27, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Is this land really made for you and me? That was the original tone of doubt at the end of Woody Guthrie’s classic folk anthem “This Land Is Your Land,” and now anyone can see its original lyrics exhibited below a halo of illuminated guitars in the new Woody Guthrie Center.

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Post image for After the Oil’s Gone: Turning a Boomtown’s Forgotten Downtown into an Arts Center

The new downtown satellite of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is part of a reinvigorating of the Oklahoma city’s downtown.

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Post image for Finding Hidden Stories in Tombstone Art

OKLAHOMA CITY — Military cemeteries seem incredibly uniform with the simple headstones showing little more than rank, name, the dates of life, and a symbol of religion. Yet there are still some hidden messages in the stones. This is especially true in a place like Fort Sill, where Buffalo Soldiers, American Indian POWs, and Army soldiers going back to the 19th century are buried.

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