In cooperation with the Oklahoma Museums Association, The Will Rogers World Airport will exhibit the bronzes "Prayer" and "The Future" by Allan Houser with introductions and guides to the 9 exhibitions statewide. On Display from January 15 through December 2014.
ALLAN HOUSER TO BE HONORED BY NINE MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBTIONS IN 2014
Oklahoma Arts, the state of Oklahoma's Arts Council and administration will host the exhibition on 6 major sculptural works at the Oklahoma Capitol Building. Since 1988 visitors to the Capitol Building have been greeted by the monumental sculpture "As Long as the Water's Flow" and in early 2013 the striking bronze "Dialogue" was added to the Oklahoma State Art Collection on display indoors at the Capitol in the Betty Price Gallery.
The Oklahoma City Museum stages an exhibition of six outdoor bronzes by Allan Houser in their 3rd floor terrace gardens. Opening on May 1st and running through July 27th, 2014 "On the Roof" will be seen by thousands of museum visitors as well as guests at the museums numerous performance events and receptions through the summer of 2014.
The Oklahoma History Center will present "Born to Freedom" on March 10th, 2014 which runs through December 31, 2014. "Born to Freedom" is a cross-section of sculptural works, watercolor paintings, book illustrations, drawings, sketchbooks, and plasters created for bronze production in a thematic interpretation of Houser's working processes. His last monumental work, the 1994 bronze "Unconquered" serves as the permanent iconic symbol for the museum at its entrance.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City will open a show on August 30, 2013 and runs through May 11, 2014. "Allan Houser and His Students" will focus on the influence Houser had on generations of artists. The exhibition will include works from the museum's permanent collection by Allan Houser and his former students, protégées, and other artists who he has inspired.
The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma stages "Master of Stone" which will showcase over 20 original stone sculptures ranging from small delicate carving to massive monumental works in materials such as onyx, alabaster, steatite, limestone, and marble. Complementing the stone works will be examples of his late charcoal drawings and a special presentation of a selection of his sketchbooks on loan from the Allan Houser archives. Exhibition opens February 13, 2014 and runs through June 29, 2014.
The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire plans to exhibit 5 monumental works in their new Maffei Arts Plaza on May 1st, 2014, then will have an August opening of an indoor exhibition of sculpture and drawings in the Strauss Galleries which continues through December.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum at the University of Oklahoma plans an opening date of Saturday, March 8th, 2014 for "100 Years – 100 Drawings", the manifestation of an exhibition concept created by Allan Houser himself just prior to his passing in 1994. Featured will be 100 drawings selected from an archive collection of nearly two thousand which span 5 decades. This exhibition will also be complimented by some of the 50 works of sculpture and paintings in the museum's permanent collection. The Exhibition runs through May 18, 2014.