Art in the Gardens
Fine Art Series Benjamin Harjo Jr.
January 23 – February 22
Myriad Botanical Gardens continues its free, public fine art series in the visitors lobby of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory with a showing of the works of nationally acclaimed artist Benjamin Harjo Jr. The exhibit will be up from Jan. 23 to Feb. 22 and is free to the public during regular Crystal Bridge hours. All art will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gardens.
Considered one of the nation’s leading American Indian artists, Benjamin Harjo, Jr. is a Seminole and Absentee Shawnee whose professional career began with a formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and a BFA from the Oklahoma State University in 1974. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Harjo has received many prestigious honors and awards. His work is highly sought by private collectors and can be viewed in public collections at the Fred E. Brown Collection at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Red Earth Center, Gilcrease Museum, Wheelright Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian. Learn more here.
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn. Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden in early summer 2014!
Story Teller Chair
Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.