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Chris Ramsay Talk: ReCollection

Sunday, April 21
3:00pm – 4:00pm

FREE for Members (Adult & Youth)
FREE for Adults & Youth (3-17)
FREE for Youth (2 & Under)

*Capacity is limited. Advance tickets recommended.

Join Chris Ramsay, an artist admired both for his artwork and for his long career as an arts educator and valued mentor, as he reflects upon the experiences, objects, and ideas that inspired his creative work. Ramsay’s artwork Starry, Starry Night has long been a favorite work at Philbrook, and ReCollection, a large table that houses trays of meticulously sorted and layered collections, has recently been purchased by the Museum.

Chris Ramsay taught metals and jewelry courses at Oklahoma State University between 1990–2023, serving as Head of the Art Department from 2008–2012 and in 2020. He has presented numerous metalworking workshops at universities and in prestigious craft schools in the United States, such as Arrowmont, Penland, and Haystack, as well as in Cortona, Italy. Ramsay was in the first class of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, through which he created artwork at Fab Lab Tulsa and Hardesty Art Center, exploring concepts observed during a Fall 2015 artist residency at Crater Lake National Park. Ramsay has also been awarded residencies at such sites as the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts; Lookout Residency in Portland, Oregon; Acadia National Park, Maine; and Open Studio Residency at Haystack School of Crafts in Maine. Ramsay’s artwork is included in private and public collections across the United States, including at Philbrook. In January 2024 Chris retired from Oklahoma State University and is reorganizing his life and studio space to make way for a glorious future.

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