Red Earth, Inc., which operates the Red Earth Museum and produces the award-winning Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, is located at 6 Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Oklahoma City. The Museum & Gallery are near the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and Park Avenue - immediately south of the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel and within walking distance of the Cox Convention Center where the annual Red Earth Festival is held each June. (Directions)
The Red Earth Museum originally opened in 1978 as The Center of the American Indian at the Kirkpatrick Center Museum Complex which is known today as Science Museum Oklahoma. The notable American Indian museum is home to a respected permanent collection of more than 1,400 items of traditional and contemporary fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork. Collection pieces are rotated for viewing throughout the year .
A major component of the downtown attraction is a sales gallery featuring original Native American artwork including items such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, and beadwork along with other Native American related items.
“One of the goals of our organization has always been to provide an outlet for talented Native American artisans to sell their works to the public,” said Jonna Kauger Kirschner, past-president of the Red Earth Board of Directors. “Until our move to downtown Oklahoma City we have been able to fulfill this goal during our annual Festival only. Now, with the opening of our new location, we can fulfill this mission throughout the year.”