Eine Kleine Quartzmusik Program

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History & Timeline

Timeline

2020

2020 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Home

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Introducing OSAI at Home!

2020 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute at Home

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2019

2019 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2019 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2018

2018 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2017

2017 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2017 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2016

Alumni Hall of Fame

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Institute launches the OAI Alumni Hall of Fame, inducting four distinguished alums into the inaugural class.

2016 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2016 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2015

2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2015 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2014

2014 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2014 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2013

2013 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2013 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2012

2012 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2012 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2011

2011 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2011 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2010

2010 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2010 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2009

2009 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2009 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2008

2008 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2008 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2007

2007 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2007 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2006

2006 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2006 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2005

2005 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2005 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2004

2004 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2004 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2003

2003 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2003 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2002

2002 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2002 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2001

2001 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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2001 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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2000

2000 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

Construction delays at Quartz Mountain force the Arts Institute to cancel the 2000 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute.  

Quartz Mountain Art Collection

Quartz Mountain Art Collection

The Quartz Mountain Art Collection, the Institute’s collection of faculty and student art, is placed on long-term loan at Quartz Mountain.

2000 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

The Summer Arts Institute is held at the University of Oklahoma. 

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1999

1999 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute is held at the University of Tulsa. 

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1999 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institutes is held at the University of Oklahoma.

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Performing Arts Center

The 700-seat Robert M. Kerr Twin Peaks Performing Arts Center is completed at Quartz Mountain.

1998

Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the Quartz Mountain Arts & Conference Center takes place on June 24, 1998.

1998 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute is held at Oklahoma State University. 

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1998 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is held at the University of Oklahoma.

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1997

1997 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute is held at Oklahoma State University. 

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1997 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

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1996

1996 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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Lodge Rebuilds

While planning begins to rebuild the lodge, the Institute holds its summer and fall programs in temporary buildings at Quartz Mountain.

1996 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1995

1995 Celebration of the Spirit: A Workshop for the Survivors of the Oklahoma City Bombing

OAI holds Celebration of the Spirit, a groundbreaking series of arts workshops for survivors and the families of those lost in the Oklahoma City bombing. The workshops are the first therapeutic art workshops funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Quartz Mountain Fire

A fire destroys the original Quartz Mountain Lodge.

1995 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1995 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1994

1994 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1994 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1993

1993 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1993 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1992

1992 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1992 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1991

1991 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1991 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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Oklahoma's Official School of the Arts

The Oklahoma Legislature passes a Joint Resolution designating the Oklahoma Arts Institute “Oklahoma’s Official School of the Arts.”

1990

1990 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1990 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1989

Pavilion & Great Plains Amphitheater Dedication

The five studio pavilions and the Great Plains Amphitheater are dedicated at Quartz Mountain, providing much-needed classroom spaces for the Summer and Fall Arts Institutes.

1989 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1989 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1988

1988 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1988 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1987

1987 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1987 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1986

1986 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1986 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1985

1985 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1985 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1984

1984 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

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1984 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1983

1983 Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute

In response to popular demand from teachers statewide, the first Oklahoma Fall Arts Institutes, a series of four-day workshops for adults, is held at Quartz Mountain.

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1983 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1982

1982 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1981

1981 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1980

1980 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1979

1979 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

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1978

1978 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

Quartz Mountain State Park becomes the permanent home of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. The Institute extends from three days to two weeks, hosting 200 students in nine disciplines.

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1977

1977 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

The first Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute takes place at Camp Egan, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains near Tahlequah. The three-day pilot program includes one hundred Oklahoma high school students who study ballet, mime, orchestra, poetry, or printmaking. The bar is set high for faculty artists with prima ballerina Maria Tallchief and renowned poet Donald Hall. Among the first class of OSAI alums is actress Megan Mullally.

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