Taos, American Indian artists to go on display at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 

American Indian artists, will be showcased beginning Friday at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

 

The exhibit, titled "Highlights of the Adkins Collection," includes more than 200 works. It will remain on display through December. Museum admission is free from Friday to Sunday. 

 

Valued at approximately $50 million, the Adkins Collection is comprised of more than 3,300 objects, including 1,100 two-dimensional works, 370 pieces of pottery, some 1,600 examples of jewelry and silver work, and nearly 250 pieces of other American Indian arts. Some distinguished artists represented include Maynard Dixon, Worthington Whittridge, Andrew Dasburg, Jerome Tiger, Maria Martinez and Charles Loloma.

 

A 6,000-square-foot exhibition gallery will be built above the museum to house the much-awaited collection, in addition to the creation of supplementary graduate fellowships and an Adkins Presidential Professorship in the history of Western American art.

 

For those art lovers in Tulsa, The Philbrook Museum of Art "? in partnership with OU "? will open its own exhibition of works from the Adkins Collection on Sunday. Approximately 45 pieces will remain on display there until summer 2009.

 

For more information, call 325-3178 or visit visit their site.

 

"?Joanna Rus

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