Museum of the Red River reopens; exhibit and program dates announced

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Idabel, OK (August 7, 2018)—The Museum of the Red River has reopened following a temporary, construction-related closure in July. Due to the length of the closing, its summer exhibit, Arts of the Southwest, will remain on display until September 2. The show features a range of prehistoric, historic and contemporary art from the American Southwest. The exhibit will be followed by Andean Textiles on September 13. A smaller show, Island Spirits, will be on display through October 28. The exhibit highlights several contemporary objects from the Museum’s South Pacific collection.

The Museum has scheduled several programs for the rest of August and September. First is a “beer and baskets” workshop with Linda Lou Alexander on August 11, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Cost is $45. Attendees will create a double-walled basket (Western Cherokee-style) while enjoying a selection of local craft beers and wine. Next is a free, beginner-level painting class on August 25. Participants may drop-in or drop-out anytime between 10 am and 3 pm. The Museum has also scheduled a beading workshop for September 15 and a weaving class for September 22. More information about September programming will be available at the end of August.

The majority of the Museum’s construction project is scheduled for completion this fall. The multi-million-dollar project includes renovations to most of its existing spaces, as well as new additions. The Museum plans to remain open for the remainder of the construction. Call (580) 286 -3616 for more information.


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