Through Goshorn’s hand-woven basketry, “Weaving History into Art” encourages engaging, empathetic interactions with difficult subjects, including the loss of Native homelands, cultural genocide, violence directed at Native women and inappropriate cultural appropriation in a non-threatening experience that promotes informed dialogue among Native and non-Native audiences alike.
The virtual opening at 6 p.m. today will include a first look at the exhibition with Dolph and Jack and Maxine Zarrow Curator for Indigenous Art and Culture Chelsea Herr. The event will feature appearances by the four contemporary artists whose work is presented in the exhibition as well as a reading by United States Poet Laureate and fellow Tulsan Joy Harjo.
Admission for the virtual opening is free for members and $15 for non-members. Registration includes one secure link to the virtual event and two free admission passes redeemable with promo code that will be distributed via email. These free passes will be valid for use at the museum on any day during the run of the exhibition, which closes March 28, 2021.
Proceeds from the virtual event will be donated in Goshorn’s memory to the Native Alliance Against Violence. Founded in 2009, the Native Alliance Against Violence is a nonprofit organization operating as Oklahoma’s only tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. The alliance serves Oklahoma tribes by providing culturally appropriate technical assistance, training, and support to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. For more information or to support their mission, visit oknaav.org.