Downtown Oklahoma City’s Red Earth Art Center is home to a small yet impressive permanent collection of over 1,000 pieces of contemporary art and historical artifacts. The collection includes artwork by some of the nation’s most acclaimed Native artists – many with a backstory that features strong ties to their Oklahoma roots.
Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, generous patrons have gifted and loaned many noteworthy pieces to the permanent collection of the non-profit art center. “A Few of our Favorite Things,” currently on view through April 2022.
“A Few of our Favorite Things” features a blend of both contemporary and traditional artworks by artists both living and deceased.
The art pieces featured in the Red Earth Art Center show were donated or loaned to the organization over the years by Jap & Nancy Blankenship, Mary Gilmore Caffrey, Dylan Cavin, John & Diane Culbertson, Joe Ervan, Mark Everett, Richard Fleischaker, Nancy J. Granam, Nadine Holloway, John & Nancy Hughes, Brenda Kennedy, Doris Littrell, Beth Barnes Lott, Vickie Norick, Mark & Lela Sullivan, Dan & Sissy Tubbs, and Dick & Lucee Wallace.
The Red Earth Art Center, next to the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City, hosts a diverse and changing schedule of art and historical exhibitions. It is custodian of a permanent collection of fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork – including the Deupree Cradleboard Collection, one of the finest individual collections of its kind in North America.
Red Earth is an Allied Arts member agency, and is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.