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"Sirens of the Southwest" at Philbrook Downtown

On today's StudioTulsa, we speak with Catherine Whitney, chief curator of the Philbrook Museum of Art, about the first two exhibitions at the museum's new Brady District facility. Philbrook Downtown is currently featuring a pair of exhibits concerning American art. The first, which was curated by Whitney, examines a group of female painters who worked in Santa Fe and Taos in the early 20th Century. "Sirens of the Southwest" draws on the resources of Philbrook's Eugene B. Atkins collection of southwestern art; it features the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and some of her contemporaries, such as Dorothy Brett, Laura Gilpin, Rebecca Salisbury James, and Barbara Latham. The second show now at Philbrook Downtown focuses on the short-lived sculptural work of abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb. The Gottlieb exhibit closes August 24th; the "Sirens" exhibit continues through November 10th. Details are available at Philbrook.org.

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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