The Allan Houser Centennial

The state's tribute to the Oklahoma-born artist presents Houser's many sides.

"Prayer" by Allan Houser. Photo courtesy Philbrook Museum of Art.

“Prayer” by Allan Houser. Photo courtesy Philbrook Museum of Art.


The Oklahoma-born artist earned a reputation as an innovator of not just American Indian art, but American art, too. Whether painting, drawing or sculpting and carving, the late Houser has received a lot of posthumous attention on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum continues the show Allan Houser and His Students through Friday, May 11 ( Form and Line: Allan Houser’s Sculpture and Drawings ends June 29 at Gilcrease Museum ( The Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents Allan Houser: On the Roof May 1-July 27 ( Philbrook Museum of Art opens Allan Houser: A Celebration May 25-Nov. 2 ( Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition ends May 18 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art ( Born to Freedom: Allan Houser Centennial continues through Dec. 31 at the Oklahoma Historical Society ( The Oklahoma State Art Collection at the Oklahoma State Capitol continues Allan Houser at the Capitol: A Legacy in Bronze through Dec. 15 (