Zarrow Center Reopening - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

Zarrow Center Reopening

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is honored to announce that the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education in downtown Tulsa will begin holding regular gallery hours on February 9th: Wed-Sat from 12:00p-5:00p. Admission is free. Please stop by to view current exhibitions and learn about future events.

The Zarrow Center has long served as a critical hub for the arts and humanities, both on our campus and in the larger community. COVID, however, led to the building’s closure in early 2020. We’re excited to bring the space back to life with new exhibitions, exciting partnerships, revitalized learning spaces and a diverse range of public programs.

The current gallery exhibition is entitled “Train of Ink.” Organized in conjunction with TU’s School of Art, Design and Art History, this exhibition features the work of 22 Native and non-Native artists who are responding to the journey of the Fort Marion prisoners. The artwork is inspired by the remnants of this history: prisoner biographies, ledger drawings made by the captives, the topography of the changing landscape of the train route from Oklahoma to Florida, and the legacy of the Carlisle boarding school.

Next month’s exhibition—“Bison: From Near Extinction to Renewal and Recovery”—opens on March 4. This exhibit’s focus on the bison provides a lens through which to explore changes in the natural environment and human cultures from the Ice Age to the 21st century in North America.

For more information, visit the Zarrow Facebook page.