The Visage of Modern Matriarchy feat. DG Smalling & Nicole Moan on Display at Oklahoma Hall of Fame

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The Visage of Modern Matriarchy featuring DG Smalling and Nicole Moan on display at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame 

OKLAHOMA CITY, October 21, 2020 – The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is proud to host a special exhibit of acclaimed Oklahoma artists DG Smalling and Nicole Moan in the Tulsa World | Lorton Family Gallery at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. The Visage of Modern Matriarchy will be on display from October 20 to January 21, 2021.   

Events surrounding this exhibit include: 

In Person Artist Meet & Greet: Thursday, November 5th, from 5 to 7 PM  

Virtual Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 17th at 6 PM 

Registration required for exhibit events

This exhibit visually explores the concepts of contemporary female warriors and a reemerging matriarchy.  Inspired by hope for change and reform offered through the Operation Lady Justice initiative, Smalling’s stylized portraits of contemporary female leaders emerge from continuous strong black lines inspired by Southeastern tribal hieroglyphs and bloom with organic shapes of bold, consistent color.  Envisioning the ethereal armor of contemporary female warriors, Moan manifests this spiritual regalia in elaborate, textural, mixed-media vestments, featuring ceramic bodices, natural embellishments, and hand-crafted fabrics.  

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum is open Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-1pm, and the second Saturday of each month, 10am-1pm.  Admission is currently free for everyone thanks to the generosity of Free Family Fun sponsors: the Chickasaw Nation and the Insasmuch Foundation.  The Museum is located in Midtown at 1400 Classen Dr., Oklahoma City.  For more information, please visit or call 405.235.4458. 

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma’s history by telling Oklahoma’s story through its people. Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime and to provide educational programming for students of all ages. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma's Highest Honor. Through exhibits and experiences at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame stands to preserve Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state.  

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