Myriad Botanical Gardens offers a variety of art exhibitions yearly in our Visitor Lobby of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. View the gallery free during lobby hours. Works of art are for sale.
Presented by J’Parle Artist Group
January 7 – March 1, 2022
Explore black history and culture in Oklahoma from Tulsa’s Black Wall Street of the 1920’s to the vibrancy and diversity of today through the works of several unique black artists.
“Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.
Location: Children’s Garden
“Gateway” Sculpture: Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment.
Northwest corner of the Gardens, at the corner of Hudson and Sheridan avenues.
“Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.
Location: Lower level east lake side.
“Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay-resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to storytime in the Children’s Garden.
Location: Children’s Garden Porch