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
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center is excited to exhibit original artwork from the children’s book "Through the Eyes of the Eagle."

    This is the first book in a four-part series developed by the...

    Jan. 9 - Mar. 31 Through the Eyes of the Eagle
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center’s newest exhibit honors Native American art, family and creative traditions that are shared between generations through an art show celebrating family bonds and...

    Feb. 1 - Apr. 28 Lines of Lineage: The Influence of Ancestry on Contemporary Native Artists