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For the Good Times: The Artistry of Kris Kristofferson


Kris Kristofferson Exhibit Opening October 12


TULSA, OK – American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson will be the focus of an upcoming exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center. “For the Good Times: The Artistry of Kris Kristofferson” will open October 12 with a VIP exhibit preview program on October 11.

Kristofferson will be the recipient of the 3rd Annual Woody Guthrie Center, honoring those who embody the spirit and work of Woody Guthrie. The event, scheduled for October 18 at the Cain’s Ballroom, will benefit the Center’s education initiatives.

Much of the collection to be displayed, curated by the Woody Guthrie Center with assistance from the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. Live comes from the personal collection of Kristofferson. The exhibit will feature his prized Martin guitar signed by numerous artists, including Janice Joplin, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

In addition, the exhibit includes memorabilia from Kristofferson’s military career; items from his songwriting career, including gold records and other awards; items from his film career; and information and items from his work for social justice. There will be audio and video components to complement each section of the exhibit, including an interactive juke box.

Following in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Kristofferson uses his voice to advocate for workers’ rights alongside the United Farm Workers, and he questioned U.S. involvement in Central America and Iraq. His ability to speak the truth through his artistry continues to challenge the political establishment and defend human rights.

“Woody’s views were the same – speak the truth,” added Deana McCloud, Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director. “We are thrilled to be curating an exhibit dedicated to the artistry of Kris Kristofferson as we celebrate Kris being awarded the 3rd Annual Woody Guthrie Prize.”

The exhibit runs through March 19, 2017 and is sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.