Recently Dr. Cristina Cruz González received the Oklahoma Humanities Scholar Research Grant, $3000 for the book project "Art Community, and Salvation in Colonial Mexico." and the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) Grant, $1000 for the project "Constructing Sanctity in the Eighteenth-Century Franciscan Mission." This grant allows for archival research in the HCAR at the Gilcrease Museum leading to the publication of an article.

Conratulations to Dr. Cristina Cruz González!

Richard A. Bivins (1939-2018)

Richard A. Bivins was born on October 21, 1939 in Shidler, OK, to Walter and Jesse Bivins. He finished high school in Barnsdall, OK, and then went on to study art at Oklahoma State University, completing his BFA in Studio Art in 1961.

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