Category Archives: artwork

New Art Piece in McFarlin Library

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the display of the piece titled Peoria Avenue #7 by TU faculty member Mark Lewis. Professor Lewis, a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute … Continue reading

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Announcement: Anna Kavan at the Zarrow Art Center

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit featuring the works of Anna Kavan. The exhibit will be shown in the Sherman Smith Family Gallery at the Zarrow … Continue reading

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An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be a part of Corning, New York’s Rockwell Museum of Western Arts upcoming special exhibition titled An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue, opening on Friday, September 27th, … Continue reading

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Ewa Monika Zebrowski: Finding Wyeth

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to cordially invite our students, faculty, patrons, and the community in general, to our new exhibition titled Finding Wyeth. Finding Wyeth is a photographic essay created by … Continue reading

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Yes! We Have Comic Books!

Popular Culture (commonly referred to as pop culture) is defined as the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th … Continue reading

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I.33, The Illustrated Fightbook acquisition

[I.33 : the illuminated fightbook : Royal Armouries manuscript I.33]. [London : Extraordinary Editions, 2013] (U860 .R69 2013 Oversize). Several years ago, The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections chose to be a sponsor for a facsimile … Continue reading

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Anna Kavan

Self Portrait, by Anna Kavan. Coll. No. 80.29.1 Recent digitization work on the Special Collections fine art holdings has exposed the paintings and sketches of Anna Kavan (1904-1968), an enigmatic British author and painter who struggled with depression much of … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 4th 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing on the balcony of his hotel room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee. “The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike … Continue reading

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Winter Poetry

Although Oklahoma’s Winter weather is amazingly diverse, having 70 degree weather one day and 30 degrees the next, most of the United States is “enjoying” very cold, snowy, and sometimes dreary winter days. In the cold and dreariness of winter … Continue reading

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Now On Display: “Mask-arade!”

Special Collections graduate assistants Kyle Ripley and Kristina Rosenthal have recently researched and displayed a collection of Mexican dancing masks. These masks predate the founding of the Americas and illuminate the culture and traditions of Mexico’s earliest people. So, to … Continue reading

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