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29th Annual Oscar Howe Memorial

Please join the University Art Galleries for the 29th Annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Farber Hall in Historic Old Main. This year’s lecture, "Closing the Gaps on Indigenous and Ethnic Representations in Museum Collections", will be presented by Tahnee M. Ahtone (Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder), Curator of American Indian and Textile Collections at the Oklahoma History Center, and the cultural advisor for the Wallraf Richardz Museum in Cologne, Germany.

Immediately following the talk, there will be a reception in room 118 in Historic Old Main. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture is one of the kickoff events to the 31th Annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market weekend. Please visit for further information.

About the Lecturer:

Tahnee M. Ahtone (Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder) is an American scholar/curator with dual degrees in humanities and fine arts. Currently working on her pre-studies as a PhD candidate in Art History, she is an adjunct professor of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She originates from the Southern Plains of Oklahoma as an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe. Tahnee strives to bridge the gaps in American museums by presenting new narratives from the Indigenous perspective. An AAM and AAMC accredited curator, her preferred research collections include twenty and twenty-first-century costume and textile designs. Tahnee is also an Arts & Humanities Policy Advisor, consulting various topics for Federally Recognized Tribes as a liaison between tribal, state, and federal agencies.

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