The Woody Guthrie Center's exhibit of actor and musician Kris Kristofferson entitled,“For the Good Times: The Artistry of Kris Kristofferson” is now open and visitors are already giving top reviews.
Kristofferson, recipient of the third annual Woody Guthrie Prize, is being honored by the Woody Guthrie Center for his contributions to music, literature, film, and activism.
Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director, Deana McCloud, says although Kristofferson is originally from Texas he embodies the values the center hopes to promote when creating these types of exhibits.
“Kris was a social activist and continues to be a prominent promoter for the United Farm Workers. So he fits so perfectly within Woody's message. He follows in the footsteps of using his artistry, using his talents to speak up for society's disenfranchised,” McCloud said.
Along with photos, awards, original writing, and memorabilia the exhibit features Kristofferson's Martin guitar signed by artists such as Johnny Cash, Janice Joplin, Waylon Jennings and others.
The exhibit will run until Jan. 2017 where it will then travel to the Grammy Museum in Los Angles to be present alongside some of the most influential artists in music.
McCloud says museum organizers are excited for people to see the exhibit to learn a bit more about Kristofferson and his history as an artist as well as attracting more visitors to Tulsa after the exhibit departs.
“Every place it travels it's going to say it was curated by the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa and we're very proud to put our name on that and continue promoting Tulsa as an amazing destination,” McCloud said.
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