Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen Chickasaw Elders Painting Series

See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen.

Noted by the award-winning Larsen as one of his greatest achievements, the Chickasaw Elders Paintings were published in a two-book series by the Chickasaw Press – “They Know Who They Are” and “Proud to Be Chickasaw.” Together, the volumes feature the portraits of more than 70 Chickasaw elders painted by Larsen, and each is accompanied by a short biography written by Martha Larsen and Jeannie Barbour.

The newest series of Chickasaw Elders Paintings, "Listening to Our Elders," is on display now in the Aaittafama' Building. 

Portraits are rotated throughout campus and are on display throughout the year.

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Special Events

  • 4:00PM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center’s seventh annual Holba' Pisachi' Native Film Festival will be presented virtually Saturday Nov. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. CDT on the Chickasaw Cultural Center Facebook...

    Nov. 6 Virtual Holba' Pisachi' Native Film Festival
  • 10:00AM

    This event will premiere at 10 a.m. on the Chickasaw Cultural Center Facebook page.

    To support and promote First American artists, the Chickasaw Cultural Center presents the inaugural Native...

    Nov. 13 Native Jewelry and Accessory Showcase
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Daily Activities

  • 10:00AM

    11 a.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
    2 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration

    Exhibits
    Iiholiitoblichi (We Honor Them): Chickasaws in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
    Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen...

    Oct. 26 Tuesday
  • 10:00AM

    11 a.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
    2 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration

    Exhibits
    Iiholiitoblichi (We Honor Them): Chickasaws in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
    Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen...

    Oct. 27 Wednesday
  • 10:00AM

    11 a.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
    2 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration

    Exhibits
    Iiholiitoblichi (We Honor Them): Chickasaws in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
    Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen...

    Oct. 28 Thursday
  • 10:00AM

    11 a.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
    2 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration

    Exhibits
    Iiholiitoblichi (We Honor Them): Chickasaws in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
    Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen...

    Oct. 29 Friday
  • 10:00AM
    Oct. 30 Saturday
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Saturday Evening Movies

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Featured Exhibits

  • All Day

    See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen.

    Noted by the award-winning Larsen as one of his greatest achievements, the Chickasaw Elders Paintings were...

    Jul. 24 - Mar. 31 2022 Listening to Our Elders: Mike Larsen Chickasaw Elders Painting Series
  • 4:20PM

    Located in the Holisso Special Collections Room

    Across the world, many hall of fame organizations honor notable people for a variety of accomplishments. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame was formed to...

    Jul. 24 - Oct. 30 Iiholiitoblichi (We Honor Them): Chickasaws in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
  • 10:00AM

    The Aapisa' Art Gallery will spotlight various Chickasaw artists each season.  Beginning Oct. 30 the gallery will feature artwork from three Chickasaw women: Amy Gantt’s dynamic printmaking,...

    Oct. 30 - Jan. 8 2022 Aapisa' Art Gallery Features Amy Gantt, Heather Bell Richardson and Carter Kornegay
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