The Charles Banks Wilson Art and Cultural Education Center features a beautiful art gallery with original work by Wilson on permanent display. Formally dedicated in August of 2013, the project was spearheaded by the NEO Development Foundation. Located in Kah-Ne Hall with the NEO Art Department, the Charles Banks Wilson Gallery is free and open to the public.
An icon among artists, Charles Banks Wilson began teaching night classes for NEO A&M College in 1943. He was later named Chair of the Art Department at NEO and remained a faculty member until 1962. Influenced by the American regionalist tradition, Wilson used his own surroundings as his subject matter. Often characterized by Oklahoma landscapes, his art commonly portrayed farmers, cowboys, miners, and Indians. Wilson passed away in 2013.
The NEO Development Foundation gladly accepts donations of artwork by Charles Banks Wilson. Donated artwork is put on display with a plaque recognizing the donor. If you chose to donate art, your gift is tax deductible.
For more information on the Charles Banks Wilson Gallery or to host an event in the center, please contact Jennifer Hessee, NEO Development Foundation Executive Director, at 918-540-6250.