“Quichotte” tells the stories of Quichotte and Sam DuChamp, an author writing about him. courtesy Random House

Tulsa celebrates Banned Books Week with Salman Rushdie

Magic City Books brought the famously banned author to speak about his latest novel, “Quichotte,” which retells the Cervantes classic. The last week in September has been dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read since the creation of Banned Books Week in the 1980s. This year, booksellers, librarians, journalists and readers alike came together to […]

Darwent uses several materials associated with constuction, including plastic buckets and tubing. photo by Piper Prolago

Hogue gallery hosts Shane Darwent’s mixed media show

Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” explores the aesthetics of the urban environment through mixed media installations. Shane Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” is a meditative exploration of urban space, materiality and change. This exhibition is the opening show in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery, housed in Phillips Hall. “The Setting Stone” will be on display until Sept. 26 […]

Rain Dove speaks about their gender identity at Lorton Performance Center. photo by Piper Prolago

Agender model Rain Dove speaks about gender

Rain Dove encouraged open dialogue and discussed their experiences coming to terms with their identity The Student Association sponsored a lecture by the androgynous, agender model Rain Dove on April 8 at Lorton Performance Center. Dove has been featured in Vogue, Buzzfeed, Cosmo, People and more. Throughout their career, Dove has struggled to form and […]

Zora J Murff works as a visiting professor of photography at UNL. courtesy University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zora J Murff photos tackle intersectionality

Murff engages with the history of lynchings and redlinings in contemporary spaces through photography. TU Photo Club brought photographer Zora J. Murff to campus to speak about his work on Thursday, April 11. Murff is a visiting professor of photography at the University of Arkansas and received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His […]

Lanier presented images of the slaves Renty and Dahlia in her evidence against Harvard. courtesy CNN

Are universities exploiting slaves through images?

Descendant of enslaved man challenges use of daguerreotypes owned by Harvard. In March, Tamara Lanier filed a lawsuit against Harvard University, disputing their ownership of daguerreotypes depicting enslaved people taken in 1850. Lanier claims the images owned and used by Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography portray her ancestors. Because Harvard continues to profit […]

TJ Treece’s digital media piece, winner of Best in Show.

Hogue Gallery hosts student exhibition

The 51-year tradition continued, this year with new awards to highlight student art. In an annual juried exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student art, the Gussman has succeeded in encouraging young artists for over five decades. This exhibition, housed in the Alexander Hogue Gallery, opened on March 28 and will be on display until April […]

Dr. Lamont Lindstrom. courtesy University of Tulsa

TU professor presents findings in anthropology lecture

Dr. Lindstrom discussed his time living with the people of Tanna and his study of their language. TU’s National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology hosted a lecture by Dr. Lamont Lindstrom about sociolinguistics in Polynesia on Wednesday, March 6. The lecture, titled “Sociolinguistics on Tanna: Disputes, The Apocalypse and More,” encompassed Lindstrom’s specific research in […]

The photo of Bill Clinton that ended up being printed in Esquire. courtesy Platon

World class photographer comes to Tulsa

In a lecture at the Tulsa Town Hall series, photographer Platon discussed his career of capturing people in power. Tulsa Town Hall hosted a lecture by British photographer and human rights activist Platon on Friday, March 8. Platon has worked with some of the most influential political figures, actors and musicians in the world. His […]

Michaela O’Brien with photos from the “Love Valley” installation. photo by Piper Prolago

Living Arts hosts Okla. Avant Garde

Artists performed spoken word poetry at March’s First Friday Art Crawl. During the March 1 First Friday, Living Arts hosted 14 spoken word artists from across the state for the Oklahoma Avant Garde event. These poets performed on the backdrop of installations by three local visual artists. The performers and visual artists included several students […]

Bruce Adolphe pictured above. courtesy Tulsa Public Radio

Piano Puzzler speaks about memory in music

Bruce Adolphe combined neuroscience and classical music in compositions at the Philbrook. Bruce Adolphe, commonly recognized as the Piano Puzzler from American Public Media’s Performance Now, spoke at Philbrook on Friday, March 1 in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and the Tulsa Symphony. For this event, Adolphe spoke about his interest in […]