Arts roundup: Philbrook exhibit features portraits of classic Hollywood stars
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 5:12 AM
One of the reasons the golden age of Hollywood was such a glamorous time was because George Hurrell make it look that way.
Hurrell's sumptuous black-and-white portraits of such stars as Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney have become iconic images in American culture, helping define the words "movie star."
Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, has on display "The Hollywood Portraits of George Hurrell," showcasing a number of his best-known images. The show remains on display through June 30.
As a contrast to the stylized glamour of Hollywood, the museum is also exhibiting a collection of works from its permanent collection under the title "Rural America: American Prints of the 1930s-1950s," showcasing works that depict idealized rural life as well as the upheavals caused by the events of the 20th century.
Both exhibits can be seen during the museum's "Second Saturday" event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, which offers free admission to the museum along with a variety of activities for all ages.
For more info: 918-749-7941, tulsaworld.com/philbrook.
Mark O'Connor, who writes and performs music that draws from the wealth of American roots music, will be the guest of the Tulsa Symphony for its "Red" concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tulsa PAC.
This concert of all-American music will feature O'Connor's own Double Violin Concerto, with O'Connor and Kelly Hall-Tompkins as soloists, along with Michael Daugherty's "Route 66" and the Symphony No. 1 by Charles Ives.
Tickets are $15-$70. 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix.
The Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College is reviving one of its most popular and requested shows - a concert that traces the history of Oklahoma music - for two performances, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.
The Signature Chorale, along with four vocal soloists, will join the orchestra in a concert that ranges from American Indian melodies to the country-pop hits of Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire.
Tickets are $27.50-$49. 918-595-7777, tulsaworld.com/mytix
"Sound & Spirit Tulsa," the annual folk music singalong event sponsored by Congregation B'nai Emunah, will take place 8 p.m. Saturday at the synagogue, 1719 S. Owasso Ave.
Performers including Rebecca Ungerman, the Tulsa chapter of Gospel Music Workshop of America Toni Willis and Matthew Edwards, the Booker T. Washington Jazz Trio, The All Souls Choirs, and Jon Glazer will lead the audience in classic American folk songs.
Proceeds from the event benefit Tulsa Public Schools. Tickets are $10-$36. 918-935-3373.
The Playhouse Tulsa will open its production of Neil Simon's first Broadway smash, "Barefoot in the Park," with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The story of a newly married couple whose different attitudes toward life threaten to tear them apart stars Chris Crawford, Courtneay Sanders, Ron Friedberg and Barbara Murn.
Tickets are $10-$25. 918-596-7111, tulsaworld.com/mytix.
M.A. Doran Gallery, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., will host its annual Valentine's Group Show, featuring works by gallery artists that include painting, sculpture and fine-art craft items. The opening reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and the show will run through Feb. 28.
2727 S. Rockford Road
- Rural America: American Prints of the 1930s-1950s, through April 21
- The Hollywood Portraits of George Hurell, through June 30
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road
- Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey, through March 24
- Prominent Figures of the West from the T.B. Walker Collection of Portraits by Henry H. Cross, through March 31
Tulsa Historical Society
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
- Tulsa Colors & Oklahoma Icons: Art by Heathyr Chenoweth & Maegan Kauffman, through April 20
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
3624 N. 74th East Ave. tulsaworld.com/tasm
- Outreach to Space hands-on exhibit, through March 31
Original Print Headline: Old Hollywood glamour revival
James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478
A portrait of Jean Harlow by photographer George Hurrell is one of the images in Philbrook's new exhibit of the legendary Hollywood photographer. Courtesy