CELEBRATIONS

Osage Nation Museum announces open call for artists

Hallie WinterCuratorOsage Nation Museum

The Osage Nation Museum recently announced an open call for Osage artists to submit work for exhibition consideration at the museum. The Osage Nation Museum accepts submissions for art in any media. Artists may propose specific works or provide work samples representing current/pending projects.

Exhibition availability is contingent upon quality of work and exhibition schedule. At any given time, the exhibition schedule is a year in advance. While curatorial staff also plan exhibitions apart from received submissions, they consider an open submission policy key to the process of ongoing curatorial and cultural research.

Hallie Winter, curator at the Osage Nation Museum, said, “We are excited to launch this component of our curatorial programming. It is important to give Osage Artists a platform to exhibit their work, when they have often been underrepresented. The amount of talent our Osage artists have is staggering and the Osage Nation Museum would like to start showcasing the contemporary work that these artists have to offer. We hope that the Museum will become an incubator for emerging Osage artists of all mediums.”

For more information about the open call for artists please email Museum@osagenation-nsn.gov, call 918-287-5441 or visit the website at www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/museum/artist.

About the Osage Nation Museum

The Osage Nation Museum is the oldest tribally-owned and operated museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors in 1938 and over the past 77 years has continued to welcome visitors from across the United States and abroad. It is the mission of the ONM to foster the education of the public about the history, traditions, and customs as well as artistic and cultural expressions of the Osage people through its exhibition and educational programs that nurture creativity and encourage active learning.

2015 brought a multitude of changes to this long standing, cultural gem of the Osage Nation. The museum has experienced a staffing reorganization, as well as the implementation of many new construction projects. The museum’s focus is to present the history of the Osage Nation to its audience today while looking forward to educating future generations.

The Osage Nation Museum is located at 819 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, OK 74056. Admission is free. The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.