Portraits of Elders

December 1, 2018 -December 31, 2019

  • Currently on display in the Aaittafama' Room during daily business hours

  • 💲Free & open to the public

See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen. This exhibition features 20 of the 48 original elder portraits.

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 almost 50 Chickasaw elders painted by Larsen, and each is accompanied by a short biography written by Martha Larsen and Jeannie Barbour.

Additional portraits remain on display throughout the year in the Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture.

Upcoming Events

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  • 10:00AM

    See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen. This exhibition features 20 of the 48 original elder portraits.

    Noted by the award-winning Larsen as one of his...

    Dec. 1 2018 - Dec. 31 Portraits of Elders
  • 1:00PM

    Enjoy a hands-on, farm-to-table experience at the Chickasaw Cultural Center!

    Our unique Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet agritours provide participants with the opportunity to prepare a healthy...

    Apr. 18 - Nov. 21 Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet Agritours
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center is pleased to partner with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to offer this new traveling exhibition to the Holisso: The Center for Study of...

    May. 3 - Nov. 18 Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces