Announcement: This exhibit OPENS June 10 with a special meet the artist reception, 4 to 7 p.m.

We re-open to the public on June 9. Our new hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

We’ll have a special reception for Brent Learned, 4-7 p.m. We hope you will join us to meet him.

Brent Learned is a native Oklahoman who lives in Oklahoma City.

He is a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and native Oklahoman and one of our 2020 exhibitors. Even though COVID-19 pandemic has caused delay for the artists and museums are closed around the world, artists such as Brent are still creating art and still need your support.

His Arapaho given name is Haa-NaaJaa-Ne-Doa or “Buffalo Bull Howling.”

He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Learned has had the honor of working with Dale Chihuly’s team on the Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Tower that resides in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It is Chihuly’s tallest installation to date.

Commissioned artwork has been a growing part of Learned’s career, for events such as Red Earth and other Native American celebrations.

Brent has also created some amazing new paintings in response to the pandemic. See those on his Instagram!

“I create artwork to capture the essence, accuracy, emotion, and historical authenticity of the Native American Indian in a contemporary vision.”

In 2019, PBS NewsHour featured Learned and his work, which he says is his vision of remastering the great with a Native American taste

If you are interested in purchasing his work in our collection, please call us today (Mon-Friday 9am-4pm). 580-252-6692.

Your purchases of original art at the museum benefit the artist and a commission percentage benefits future art and educational programs.

We have added some of his paintings online to view and or purchase. Click here to learn more. To purchase his art, you will need to call our museum.