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  • Upcoming Exhibit: Chickasaws and Choctaws Art and Culture

    Mekusukey Oil Company principal owner Duke Ligon possesses more than 50 years of experience in the energy sector and holds a position on the board of directors for several organizations in Oklahoma City. Boards that Duke Ligon belongs to include the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, which showcases the works of Oklahoma artists through revolving special exhibits. 

    Upcoming exhibits include Ikbi: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our History and Culture Through Art. Ikbi means “to create” in the Choctaw and Chickasaw languages and the exhibit explores the concepts of creation, culture, and identity through artistic works from both tribes. Pieces on display are made using a variety of different mediums and represent the diverse cultural viewpoints about, and understandings of, what it means to create. The artists’ creations serve as expressions of their identity and their relationship to past and current societies. 

    The exhibit will open May 31, 2018, and run through September 22, 2018. Additionally, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum will hold an open reception that is free to the public on June 28, 2018. Guests may make a reservation to attend the opening reception, although it is not required.