Ongoing Grant Events

The following events are funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

Sketch to Screen:
Hollywood Costume Design
May 6 – August 15
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr., Oklahoma City
Information: 405/236-3100

Sketch to Screen: Hollywood Costume Design explores the role of costume designer in the film industry and the history of costume design in the 20th century. Costumes, garment design sketches, and accessories will illustrate the depth and scope of costume design and its ability to bring characters to life on the screen. A 14-week film series, lectures, and other activities will take place in conjunction with the exhibit. Contact the Museum [info above] for detailed information.

Portraits of Nepalese and Indian Royalty of the 1930s
June 24 – August 29
Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History
702 S. Duncan St., Stillwater
Information: 405/377-0359

This exhibit will feature twenty-five photographs of the royal families of Nepal and India photographed by Richard Gordon Matzene.This exhibition is free and open to the public.

La Serenissima: 18th Century Venetian Paintings from North American Collections
September 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr., Oklahoma City
Information: 405/236-3100

The La Serenissima exhibition will highlight mythological, biblical, historical, topographical, and genre works that cover eighteenth-century Venetian art in the age of the Grand Tour and through the decline of the Republic, brought about by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy in the last decade of the century.

Humanities Forum Discussions Now Traveling the State

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Humanities Council’s new Humanities Forum program is literally “the talk of the town” and is available to communities across Oklahoma.

Humanities Forum brings people together to talk about contemporary issues. The emphasis is on the public exchange of ideas and perspectives— public, as in “everyone is welcome,” and exchange, as in “everyone offers ideas and opinions” and the whole group benefits from a better understanding of each other and our world.

As a springboard for conversation, participants are asked to read a short humanities text. Humanities disciplines include history, literature, jurisprudence, ethics, language, and philosophy. Discussions are moderated by a scholar-facilitator to ensure a productive atmosphere where differing ideas are treated with mutual respect.

Communities are encouraged to apply to host this free, exciting and thought-provoking program! Guidelines and applications are available online at:

For information, call the Oklahoma Humanities Council at (405) 235-0280.

About the Oklahoma Humanities Council

The Oklahoma Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful public engagement with the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC provides teacher institutes, Smithsonian exhibits, reading groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. With a focus on K-12 education and community building, OHC engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.


Welcome to the website of the Oklahoma Humanities Council—your gateway to programs and resources that support humanities education, community conversation, and access to cultural experiences across Oklahoma. As our guest, we appreciate your interest and invite you to visit often for updates on OHC programs and events. We’re here to serve you and welcome your feedback, so contact us any time.