Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man.” courtesy My Modern Met

Dr. Thomas Martin discusses Humanism in the Renaissance

The art historian gave an illuminating talk on the intersection of historical culture and art. Renowned Renaissance art historian Dr. Thomas Martin spoke in Tyrell Hall on Monday, Feb. 4, in an event cosponsored by the School of Art, Design and Art History and the Honors Program. Martin spoke about understanding the Renaissance through the […]

The artifact at the center of the controversy, the Lander Stool. courtesy Art Net News

Lander Stool raises questions of ethics in art preservation

Nigerian officials have asked for the return of the artifact, which is regarded as the first item stolen during colonization. “Black Panther” antagonist Michael Killmonger is introduced in a poignant scene that takes place in a museum intended to resemble the British Museum. Killmonger corrects a museum official about the origins of a hammer, claiming […]

“Akin’s Annunciation” by Aaron Coleman. courtesy Arizona State University

Artist Aaron Coleman visits Tulsa

The artist, who has worked with a variety of media, discussed how racial identity influenced his process. Growing up in a multiracial household, Aaron Coleman has found his identity in visual art through the synthesis of different aesthetics. The Henry Zarrow Center for Arts and Arts Education showed an exhibition of Coleman’s prints titled “Nothing […]

Jani Leinonen’s “McJesus.” courtesy The Guardian

“McJesus” sculpture causes riots in Israel

The sculpture, which is a part of a traveling exhibition that critiques capitalism, has led to massive protests in Haifa, Israel. The Haifa Museum of Art in Haifa, Israel has catapulted the city into chaos with the showcasing of the exhibition “Sacred Goods.” This exhibition includes a life-sized sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald by […]

Aragon’s work turns images of bodies from drug-related violence into art. photo by Piper Prolago

Miguel Aragon exhibit highlights toll of drug violence

The Mexican artist’s exhibition tackles the impact of drug violence in his home town of Juarez. The Alexandre Hogue Gallery will host an exhibition of works by Mexican artist Miguel A. Aragon. Aragon’s works explore the repercussions of violence resulting from the narcotics trade in his hometown of Juarez, Mexico. Although he studied in Texas, […]

Special Collections exhibit thoughtful and provocative

Special Collections hosts exhibition of non-conventional books. Between January 2 and March 22, the Special Collections and University Archives housed in McFarlin Library is hosting an exhibition of artist’s books. Located on the fifth floor of the library, these four cases of various books are open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to […]

Vice President Pence swore Sinema into the Senate on Jan. 3. courtesy Huffington Post

Kyrsten Sinema first openly bisexual senator

The Arizona senator was recently sworn in and identifies as a conservative Democrat. Kyrsten Sinema was elected to the United States Senate in January of this year, beginning her term as a senator for Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, Sinema defeated her Republican opponent Martha McSally in a narrow race. However, Sinema will […]

photo by Piper Prolago

Living Arts does Dia de los Muertos right

With a variety of events for all, Living Arts worked to educate and celebrate on this cultural holiday Dia de los Muertos is an integral holiday in Mexican and Central American culture. This yearly celebration takes place on Nov. 1 and 2 and combines indigenous and colonial beliefs. The Day of the Dead stems from […]

photo by Piper Prolago

Renowned photographer Antone Dolezal comes to TU

The artist gave a rousing talk discussing his career and roots. Antone Dolezal, a photographer from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, visited TU on Nov. 8 at an event hosted by the Photo Club. He gave a lecture about his previous works, accomplishments and how he finds inspiration for his photographic projects. Dolezal got his undergraduate degree in […]

The director of the film, Sterlin Harjo. courtesy Colorlines

“This May be the Last Time” a moving local documentary

The documentary was screened on campus followed by a Q&A panel with the director and crew. Local filmmakers Sterlin Harjo, Shane Brown and Kyle Bell visited the TU film department for a screening of their documentary “This May be the Last Time” about Muscogee-Creek hymns in Oklahoma. After watching the film, the guests answered questions […]