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Member trip to Bears Ears National Monument, May 2022.

President’s Circle Events

CURRENT PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE EVENTS

New Directions: An Insider’s Look at Native American Collections

Okla Homma

A tour for President’s Circle members with an optional overnight extension to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

October 11-15, 2022

Okla Homma, which means “red people” in Chickasaw and Choctaw, is home to 39 tribes, including Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Osage and Seminole.  Though many arrived from the east in the early 1800s on the Trail of Tears or were otherwise forcibly relocated there, today these tribes own nearly half of the land in Oklahoma and are established members of American society – albeit with a complex and painful history.

Join us as we begin in Oklahoma City, where a visit at the newly-opened First Americans Museum will introduce us to the “39.”  We will also see extraordinary collections of Native art at the Oklahoma Judicial Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and, in Norman, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Then on to Tulsa by way of Pawhuska, the base for the Osage tribal government since 1872, where we will engage with local leaders and artists to learn how identity is championed through history and art.  In Tulsa we will visit artist studios and the renowned Philbrook Museum of Art, and enjoy dinner at the private club of an SAR supporter.  End our tour in Tahlequah, established as the capital of the Cherokee Nation in 1839 and today is the capital to two federally recognized Cherokee tribes.

For those interested in adding an extra day, travel to Bentonville for a special visit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  The special exhibition there has a piece by a past SAR Artist Fellow – well worth the visit.

Our experience will be informed by Tour Lecturer Jordan Cocker (Kiowa), a PhD candidate in Museum Studies who holds curatorial positions at Osage Nation Museum, Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and Gilcrease Museum.

Review the full tentative itinerary here: SAR Trip to Oklahoma Itinerary October 2022.

If you are interested in learning more about the trip and becoming a President’s Circle member, please click here.

 

TOUR PRICE

Double Accommodation

Price per person in a Room with a King or two Queen Beds:              $3,650*

Single Accommodation

Price per person in a Room with a King Bed ($550 single supp.):       $4,200*

*Includes a $500 non-refundable tax-deductible donation to SAR. 

 

SUPPLEMENT FOR POST-TOUR OPTION TO BENTONVILLE, AR

Double Accommodation

Price per person in a Room with a King or two Queen Beds:              $775

Single Accommodation

Price per person in a Room with a King Bed ($150 single supp.):       $925

REGISTER HERE

Virtual Happy Hour

East entrance to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City.

Virtual Happy Hours: A New Way of Connecting

While we may have to keep our physical distance right now, being part of the President’s Circle is one way to stay socially connected. Our Virtual Happy Hours are a new series of Zoom gatherings featuring special guests who include our scholars, artists, and extended network of leading thinkers. Members of the President’s Circle and Founders’ Society can join these monthly get-togethers, which offer an intimate and fun setting in which to engage with thought leaders.

If you are interested in learning more about the lineup of happy hour guests and becoming a President’s Circle member, please click here.

Virtual Happy Hour

A Virtual Happy Hour with SAR Senior Scholar Dean Falk. 

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