Maybe you got curious when you looked at every license plate in the state and you saw art – a sculpture by Allan Houser to be specific.
Celebrating Houser’s 100th birthday, museums, the Capitol and even the airport are showing his work this year. For a short time, you can visit exhibitions at fine museums, wander around sculptures outside and even enjoy all-ages family programming.
Houser, whose work has been shown around the world, is one of the most well-known Native American artists and native Oklahomans. He created so intensely, by the time he died in 1994, he had made more than 500 paintings, 2,000 drawings and 233 sketchbooks containing more than 30,000 sketches. He also created more than 1,000 sculptures in stone, wood and bronze.
Many of the exhibitions offer free admission or are part of bigger museums that are worth visiting anyway.
See www.okhouser.org for all the shows and schedule.