QUARTZ MOUNTAIN ART COLLECTION

Owned by the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the majority of the Quartz Mountain Art Collection is on permanent loan to the state of Oklahoma for exhibition at the Conference Center. The art collection serves as a visual record of the history of Quartz Mountain and the Arts Institute.

The collection is built around a series of eight murals entitled Quartz Mountain: Sacred Ground, by Oklahoma artist Mike Larsen. The first four murals, The Past, focus on Kiowa history, including the forced relocation from Yellowstone to Oklahoma, the sacred Sundance, the great Kiowa chief Satanta, and the Black Leggin Society. The last four murals, The Future, explore Quartz Mountain as a center of arts study, with depictions of Oklahoma Arts Institute faculty and students.

The collection also features work by Allan Houser, Jesús Moroles, Fritz Scholder, Joe Andoe, Don Nice, Daniel Kiacz, Menashe Kadishman, D.J. Lafon, and many more. Visitors to the lodge can take a self-guided walking tour of the art collection with the help of a tour booklet that can be borrowed or purchased from the lodge front desk.