Now on View at Gilcrease, "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings"
A fine show recently opened at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa; "Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings" will be on exhibit through June 29th. One of the most widely known and admired Native American artists of the 20th century, the Oklahoma-born Houser, who died at 80 in 1994, was a Chiricahua Apache sculptor, painter, and book illustrator. He was also a dedicated and highly influential teacher of art, most notably at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Our guest on this edition of ST is Carole Klein, the associate curator of art at Gilcrease, who speaks about Houser's life and work --- and about how these two facets influenced one another. (You can learn more about this art exhibit here, by the way.) Also on our show, commentator Barry Friedman has a personal essay entitled "Before Fathers Die."