Gallery Episode #805
The Peoples Art
Judge Robert Henry gives a tour of the State Capitol Art Collection
The Oklahoma Capitol…the state’s seat of government is also a temple for it’s art.
Designed by architect Solomon Layton in the Greco-Roman style, the building itself is a great work, only recently completed with the addition of a grand dome.
But beneath that dome lay more treasure, Oklahoma’s rich story, her heroes, her struggles, her success and her hopes all depicted by master artists.
Join Gallery in February for a private tour of The People’s Art with Robert Henry. Before becoming a federal court judge, the Shawnee native was an Oklahoma legislator. During those early years of public service he developed a love for the capitol building and its beautification.
Today, thanks in part to his work. The Oklahoma State Capitol is replete with great artistic beauty and because of his continued
THE PEOPLE’S ART
JUDGE ROBERT HENRY
The Little Giant. Carl Albert and Danney Goble
The Story of Oklahoma. W. David Baird, and Danney Goble
Equal Justice: The Courage of Ada Sipuel. William Bernhardt and Kim Henry
Jim Thorpe Biography. Kate Buford Projected release in 2008
Art Treasures of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Bob Burke, Betty Crow, Sandy Meyers
Plains Myths. Jean Richardson
Oklahoma: Foot-loose and Fancy-free. Angie Deboe
A Matter of Black and White, the Autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, Danney Goble
The 46th Star. Irvin Hurst
Oklahoma Politics: A History. James R. Scales and Danney Goble
Deserts on the March. Paul B. Sears
Will Rogers, a Biography. Ben Yagoda
Plus, Learn more about Artist Charles Banks Wilson
Charles Banks Wilson
by Randy Ramer, Anne Morand, Carole Klein, Carol Haralson
Book Cover Courtesy of www.Gilcrease.org
Capitol Hours :
Weekdays 6:00 am to 7:00pm
Weekends and Holidays 9:00am to 4:00pm
N.W 23rd & Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK
This series is underwritten by:
The Pauline Dwyer Macklanburg & Robert A. Macklanburg Jr., Foundation
Ann Simmons Alspaugh
Viewing archived files from 2013.
Original Broadcast Date: 5/31/2013
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