Osage Nation Museum prepares for upcoming exhibition and requests community collaboration

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Pawhuska, Okla. (6/9/2017) – The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) will be unveiling their next exhibition on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.  Harmony and Tradition; works by Gina Gray, will run through March 31st, 2018.
 
Osage artist Gina Gray (7/21/1954 – 12/20/2014) was known for her distinctive style of blending traditional context with contemporary style.  Curator Hallie Winter said “The ONM is humbled to honor Ms. Gray by presenting an assortment of her work.  Our goal is to celebrate her life, commemorate her achievements, share her talent, and honor her memory with this exhibition.”
 
Gina Gray was a celebrated Native artist and her artwork has made its way into a multitude of homes.  The ONM holds a collection of Gray’s work and is inviting other collectors of her work to share in this exhibition.  Winter said “While we have a strong collection here, we know there is much more out there.  We are asking for individuals that may have a piece of Gina’s work to loan them to the ONM for inclusion in this exhibition.  We welcome the chance to work with individual collectors in honoring the memory and work of such a brilliant individual.  Community was important to Gina and it is appropriate that the celebratory exhibition in her home town be a community endeavor.”
 
Gina Gray was one of the most renowned Osage contemporary artists in the last four decades. Gray has won numerous awards for her artwork and has been featured in museums and galleries throughout the United States.
 
To learn how to become a part of this exhibition, please call or email Hallie Winter at 918-287-5441/hwinter@osagenation-nsn.gov
 
The ONM will be reviewing submissions until July 21st, 2017.
 
About the Osage Nation Museum
The premiere destination to experience Osage history, art, and culture
 
Visit the Osage Nation Museum (ONM) in historic Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  Our continuously changing exhibits convey the story of the Osage people throughout history and celebrate Osage culture today.  Highlights include an extensive photograph collection, historical artifacts, and traditional and contemporary art.  Founded in 1938, the ONM is the oldest tribally owned museum in the United States.
 
Admission and parking is free.
 
Contact Information
Phone: 918-287-5441
Fax: 918-287-5227
Email: museum@osagenation-nsn.gov
Website: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OsageNationMuseum/
 
Location                                          
819 Grandview Avenue
Pawhuska, OK 74056

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