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Release Date: June 19, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum will host “IKBI: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our Culture and History Through Art” until Sept. 22, with a reception open to the public at no charge 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 28.

“Ikbi” in both the Chickasaw and Choctaw languages means “to create.”

The exhibit will highlight many methods of creating art shared by the sister tribes. Museum patrons can expect to see the works of weavers, painters, bead workers, jewelers, sculptors, blade smiths, bowyers, fletchers, photographers and clothiers, among others.

In total, 36 Chickasaw and Choctaw artists are involved in the exhibit.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum is located at 1400 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City.

Reservations for the opening reception are encouraged but not required. To make a reservation, contact Marissa Raglin, 405-523-3231 or

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