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Date/Time:Gina Gray poster
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Osage Nation Museum will be unveiling our next exhibition, Traditional Values/Contemporary Vision: Works by Gina Gray, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Osage artist Gina Gray (7/21/1954 – 12/20/2014) was known for her distinctive style of blending traditional context with contemporary style. Her paintings, textiles, and mixed media pieces portray a fresh and modern vision of the Native warrior using bold lines and vibrant colors. Gray, one of the most renowned Osage artists, won numerous awards for her work. Her images have been featured in museums, publications, and galleries throughout the United States. Starting her arts education at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gray continued her education at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where she perfected her skills as a commercial artist. 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.”

The upcoming exhibition is a cumulative endeavor, incorporating the permanent collection of the ONM and generous private collectors of Gray’s work. The upcoming exhibit embodies the kinship Gray had with her Osage and artistic communities. Winter said “We are delighted with the outpouring of support for this exhibition and are grateful to the private collectors who loaned their work to the ONM for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition. Community was important to Gina and it is appropriate that the celebratory exhibition in her hometown be a community endeavor.”

An exhibition catalogue will accompany the show and will be available for the suggested donation of $20. All proceeds from the catalogue will go to the Osage Nation Museum to help in fulfilling their mission of educating the public on Osage art, history, and culture.

"Traditional Values/Contemporary Vision: Works by Gina Gray" will run thru March 31, 2018.

Reception hours are 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Admission and parking are free.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Contact Information
Phone: 918-287-5441
Fax: 918-287-5227

819 Grandview Avenue
Pawhuska, OK 74056

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Tuesday – Saturday; 8:30am -5:00pm
*The ONM is closed on all Federal Holidays


Friday, October 6th, 2017
Movie Will Begin at Sundown


The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) and the Osage Nation Prevention Program are pleased to host the third in a series of four outdoor fun nights. A Night at the Museum: Outdoor Movie Series will continue on Friday, October 6th beginning at sundown. (approximately 7:00 PM) The featured film is Disney’s, “Hocus Pocus,” a fun filled adventure that will entertain adults and children alike.

Outdoor movie night events provide an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy the outdoors while watching movies on the big screen and learn about all that ONM has to offer. Every movie night is free and open to the public.

It is recommended that attendees bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating and arrive with plenty of time to park and get settled in prior to show time. Ah Tha Tse ''We Eat'' Catering will be on site selling concessions. Free water will be provided courtesy of Osage Casinos and the Tulsa Akdar Shriners will be providing free popcorn. The series will be held at the ONM lawn located at 819 Grandview Avenue in Pawhuska, Okla.

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To learn more, please call or email Hallie Winter at 918/287-5441 or