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Past Exhibitions

Margi Weir: Bearing Witness
Margi Weir

December 1, 2017 – January 20, 2018 | Main Gallery


Art 365
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

October 6 – November 19, 2017 | Main Gallery & Creative Studios


The Art of NEOWTA
Turned to Perfection: from Nature into Art
Northeastern Oklahoma Woodturners Association

September 1 – November 19, 2017 | Community Gallery


When is a Quilt Not a Quilt?
The Paradox of Appropriation
Jane Dunnewold

September 1 – November 19, 2017 | Loft Gallery


FiberWorks 2017
Fiber Artists of Oklahoma

August 4 – September 24, 2017 | Main Gallery & Creative Studios

Waad Almujalli

July 7 – August 20, 2017 | Community Gallery


Abstract Nature
Blake Conroy

July 7 – August 20, 2017 | Loft Gallery


TAC@Hardesty Arts Center
Tulsa Artists Coalition

June 2 – July 22, 2017 | Main Gallery & Creative Studios

Forward March:
Transcending Life’s Changes with Glass

Tulsa Glassblowing School

May 25 – June 25, 2017 | Community Gallery

Douglas Shaw Elder

May 5 – June 18, 2017 | Loft Gallery

Precarious Arrangements
Angela Piehl

April 7 – May 21, 2017 | Main Gallery

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Amy Rockett-Todd

April 7 – May 21, 2017 | Creative Studios

Photo Ark 
Joel Sartore

March 3 – April 16, 2017 | Community Gallery


Harwelden Awards 2017

March 3 – April 23, 2017 | Loft Gallery



Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

March 3 – 26, 2017 | Film Pod + Community Gallery


Elements of Learning Dis-abilities / Differences

Mark Wittig
February 3 – March 26, 2017 | Creative Studios

ÀTÍBÀBÁ / Here I live now

Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya AKIRASH
February 3 – March 26, 2017 | Main Gallery


Levels & Evens  |  Elizabeth Downing

January 6 – February 19, 2017 | Loft Gallery




[In]translation | Anh-Thuy Nguyen

December 2, 2016 – January 22, 2017  |  Creative Studios




Transformations: Myths, Animals, and the Wild Things | Ann Kim

December 2, 2016 – January 22, 2017 | Main Gallery


Unforgotten | Karen Hillier

November 4 – December 18, 2016  |  Loft Gallery


Return From Exile

October 1 – November 20, 2016  |  Main Gallery

A partnership with Gilcrease Museum and Southeastern Indian Artists Association.

The Young Artists Show

October 7 – November 20, 2016 | Community Gallery

Curated by the Northeast Oklahoma AP Studio Art Teachers.



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September 2 – October 23 2016  |  Loft Gallery

Aerial views of the landscape, created in wool felting. Read more >




June 3, 2016 – July 24, 2016  |  Main Gallery & Loft Gallery

The Concept exhibition presents an evocative investigation of contemporary artists in Oklahoma, along with a regional artist exchange. The exhibition is designed to nurture, support, and connect artists and arts practitioners; increase exposure for outstanding artists; and foster critical dialogue about their work. Presented by the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition.


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April 1, 2016 – May 22, 2016  |  Creative Studios

At this time of my life, age 62, I am still curious about the act of painting. No longer are there questions about my personal identity, my authenticity as an artist or my body of work.



Arrangement For A Silent Orchestra:
Julie Comnick

April 1, 2016 – May 22, 2016  |  Main Gallery

Arrangement for Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin.

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The Arts Abide: John Hammer

April 21, 2016 – May 15, 2016  |  Community Gallery

Presented in conjunction with the University of Tulsa’s Oklahoma Center for the Humanities’ three-day festival – The Arts Abide: A BIG Lebowski Festival. 


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Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

January 22, 2016 – April 17, 2016  |  Community Gallery

The 2016 film selections, submitted by artists from around the world, are presented on monitors and projected in a specially built viewing pod on the 2nd floor of the Hardesty Arts Center. Each month has a unique theme and the films cycle continuously through gallery hours. Additionally, a featured documentary screens each month during the First Friday Art Crawl.

Harwelden Awards Exhibit

March 4, 2016 – April 3, 2016  |  Community Gallery

AHCT’s Harwelden Awards honor individuals and organizations who have been exemplary advocates and supporters of the arts in the Tulsa community. Featured in this exhibition is information about each winner, as well as selected original works by local high school students, themselves the winners of the Mayfest Young Artists Awards. Artists TBA.

JLaw_slider_1The Other Side of Logic: Jayne Lawrence

February 5, 2016 – March 18, 2016  |  Main Gallery

Utilizing the dynamics of nature-based systems and subsystems, Jayne Lawrence combines disparate elements based on similarities or irregularities in function, surface quality, and structure to create configurations that represent the mutual interdependencies that exist among the human, insect, and plant worlds.


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InEx: ETA Collective

December 4, 2015 – January 24, 2016  |  Main Gallery

InEx consists of seven Tulsa artists who work in a broad range of materials and artistic styles.  In InEx, contributing artists explore their internal views on place, and translate their experience of place into visual art.

Inter-Tribal: Tony Tiger

November 6 – December 13, 2015  |  Community Gallery

Inter-Tribal explores and expresses the tribal diversity in Native Families in Oklahoma. The body of work by artist Tony Tiger incorporates the tribal designs of individual tribes to express inter-tribal family life in a new landscape.


September 19 – November 22, 2015  |  Main Gallery

The annual Tulsa Artist Coalition’s Member Show returns to AHHA.

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A Retrospective

August 28- November 1, 2015  |  Community Gallery

A best of show retrospective in partnership with Cherokee Art Market


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July 18 – September 6, 2015  |  Main Gallery

Artists James and Yiren Gallagher appeal to mankind to appreciate the magical necessity of open space in this installation.



DSCN2561Tulsa Underwater Dream Project

May 30 – July 19, 2015  |  Loft Gallery

Fiber Artists of Oklahoma (FAO) will run this exhibition in conjunction with FiberWorks 2015.


Intertwined_Title Web SliderINTERTWINED, Stories of Splintered Pasts:
Shan Goshorn & Sarah Sense

May 1 – July 5, 2015  |  Main Galleries

Artists Shan Goshorn and Sarah Sense bring a shared love of weaving to this new exhbition.


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June 4 – 28, 2015  |  Community Gallery

Presented by Alpha Rho Tau


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March 6 – April 19, 2015

Shannon Crider, Kara Hearn, Sunni Mercer, Erin Shaw and Mark Wittig. Curated by Julia Kirt.  Read more >

Angel_Neisha WhitakerTulsa Community College Digital Media Student Exhibit

April 2-19, 2015  |  Community Gallery

Artwork by digital media students at Tulsa Community College’s Center for Creativity


Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 12.00.10 PMOklahoma Writers: A Literary Tableau

March 6 – April 16, 2015  |  Loft Gallery 

Artifacts and information about Oklahoma Memoirists, Journalists and Western Writers. Curated by Teresa Miller.

ari_courtyard1176Oklahoma Dance Film Festival

January 2 – March 22, 2015       

Modern and contemporary dance films from the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival.  More here >


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January 15 – February 22, 2015 

An installation by Tulsa-based artist Michelle Firment Reid

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January 2 – February 22, 2015 

A public participatory sculpture in cooperation with Living Arts of Tulsa’s Transform Hate project.


close enough to lose your heartSTUDIO: New Works by AHHA Studio Artists

December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 

The Hardesty Arts Center’s fouth floor studio artists organize and produce a group show.  Participating artists are John Bryant, Brooke Golightly, John Hammer, Sharyl Landis, and Daniel Sutliff.  Read more about the AHHA Studio artists here>


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October 3 – November 23, 2014 | Creative Studios

Artist Jessica Harvey’s Mother Road is a project derived from the history and myths that come from traveling Route 66, which illustrates journeys – both personal and shared – through road trips, driving and discovery.

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October 3 – November 23, 2014 | Main Gallery

Ceramic and sculptural work by Keith Ekstam, Kevin W. Hughes and Howard Koerth that references imagery relevant to humankind, including geological features, architecture, and mechanical, organic and human forms.

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October 16 – November 23, 2014 | DIY Gallery

The History of African Wax Prints exhibition is a tribute to the vibrant and colorful African Prints with myriad patterns of leaves, flowers, hearts and geometric shapes. This exhibition traces the pathway of the African Print that has crossed over three continents from Asia through Europe to Africa.


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Building Exterior  |  Summer 2014

Blister in the Sun is an outdoor installation by artist Chris Wollard.


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Aug 22 – Sept 28, 2014   |   Main Galleries
The Tulsa Artists Coalition and TAC Gallery have been a fixture in the Brady Arts District for over 20 years and continues to host monthly exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artists.  This annual juried exhibition shows the talent of TAC member artists. Click here to read more >

RMF-MG-1-33-1-webMartha Graham: December 19, 1937

Aug 28 – Sept 21, 2014  |  DIY Gallery

Tulsa’s Choregus Productions displays never before seen photographs of Martha Graham and her dance company at work. The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in contemporary dance since 1926. Click here to read more >


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September 5 – 28, 2014  |  Loft Gallery

Classical Impressions, a collaboration with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, is a series of paintings artist Christopher Westfall hopes will encourage viewers to experience the wonder he felt when he watched the symphony and again as he painted each painting.

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May 23 – August 10, 2014  |  Main Gallery

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition brings Art 365 from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. Five local artists worked with curatorial giudance and financial support to create new, innovative artwork. Featured artists: Bryan Cook, Cathleen Faubert, Eyakem Gulilat, Alexandra Knox and Romy Owens.


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June 2 – August 1, 2014 |  DIY Gallery
Archival images from the Tulsa City-County Library depicting Tulsa in the oil-boom days of the 1920’s.  Read more here

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March 14 – May 4, 2014  |  Creative Studios – First Floor Gallery
Liz Roth’s large, complex paintings emphasize the dizzying sense of depth of view from the rim of the Grand Canyon.  Roth’s paintings and sketchbooks will also be displayed.

March 14 – May 4, 2014 | First Floor Gallery
Jacqueline Iskander of Tulsa and Brooks Tower of Oklahoma City both rely on natural materials in their mosaic work.  Their strongly contrasting styles and techniques offer a glimpse into the versatility of contemporary fine art mosaic.

Unscripted Play

January 3 – March 9, 2014  |  First Floor Galleries

Dutch Artist Ieke Trinks and Tulsa artist Sarah McKemie collaborate on a process-based performance project and exhibition that encourages us to transform our daily routines.


"Ground Beetle" artist Bob SoberWorth Further Consideration

February 7 – March 23, 2014

Artist Bob Sober believes that the insect world contains the ingredients long appreciated in art and design, but it is so small and in constant motion that we humans live our lives with little to no realization of its beauty.



PrintConcept/OK: Art in Oklahoma

December 16, 2012 – February 16, 2013

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition celebrates the inaugural exhibition in the Hardesty Arts Center with 3 residencies, 8 focus artists, and 30 survey artists.

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February 22 – May 19, 2013
AHHA’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence exhibition showcases artist Eyakem Gulilat’s photographic interpretations of the history of the Greenwood District and examines the condition of race in Tulsa today.


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May 23 – July 5, 2013
Red Candy Bar and Other Design Tales – a glimpse into the creative process of the Hardesty Arts Center as told by Selser Schaefer Architects.

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July 12 – August 23, 2013
The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber exhibition.  The 35th annual exhibit will be held in AHHA’s Main Galleries.

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September 6 – 27, 2013
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa is pleased to announce a partnership with the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition for the 25th annual TAC Member Show in September 2013.

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October 4 – November 21, 2013

AHHA’s Fall 2013 Residency features an artistic voyage with Houston-based artists and the maiden voyage of The Cargo Space, an art-based living space inside a renovated cargo bus. Photo by David A. Brown for A+C Texas.