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Thomas Moran's Vivid Color Prints on Display at Gilcrease Museum

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Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is currently showing one of the finest collections of early color printmaking, or chromolithography, in its exhibit called "Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran," which is on display through September 8th at the museum. The exhibit features a suite of 15 prints commissioned and made by Louis Prang; these are prints of Moran's watercolors from his 1871 journey to Yellowstone as a member of the Hayden Expedition. This act of exploration --- and the imagery of it, created by Moran --- led directly to Congress setting Yellowstone aside as our nation's first national park. Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is art historian Joni Kinsey. A former Tulsan, Kinsey is a professor of American art history at the University of Iowa and a noted Moran scholar. She's also the author of the catalogue, "Thomas Moran's Art: Chromolithography, High Art, and Popular Taste."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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