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Oklahoma Native Artists Project

Despite (aka Three Sisters) by Shan Goshorn, 2012
Despite (aka Three Sisters) by Shan Goshorn, 2012

The Oklahoma Native Artists Project is a series of oral history interviews with Native artists, collectors, and gallery owners. The interviews are recorded in audio and video formats, and at the end of each oral history, specific examples of an artist’s work are discussed. The purpose of this project is to highlight the lives and careers of Native artists, to draw attention to the political aspects of making Native art, and to raise awareness of its cultural and economic importance. The first interviews, begun in 2010, included painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists over fifty years of age, most of whom had worked in the field since the 1960s. In 2012, the scope of the project was expanded to include the traditional fine arts and younger artists. Visit our new portal for Oklahoma Native Art.

If you have any questions about the Oklahoma Native Artists Project collection, please contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at 405-744-7685 or e-mail for more information.
Oklahoma Oral History Research Program
207 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-7685

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