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Thu, Nov 04


Center for Public Secrets

GOFF FEST - “The Bruce & Adah Controversy” Panel

Panel on the design debate of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church with Teresa Holder and Kevin Adkisson. Moderated by Western Doughty.

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GOFF FEST - “The Bruce & Adah Controversy” Panel

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

Center for Public Secrets, 573 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

About this Event

In 1929, after years of planning, the new Boston Avenue Methodist Church held its first worship service. Soon afterward, a controversy originated about who designed the nontraditional, Art Deco structure: Adah Robinson or Bruce Goff. The Center for Public Secrets raises the hush discourse in a public forum panel talk with special guests Teresa Holder and Kevin Adkisson. The conversation will be moderated by CPS's Creative Director, Western Doughty.



Western Doughty is the Creative Director at the Center for Public Secrets


Teresa Holder is the Curator of the Tulsa Historical Society exhibit "Adah & Bruce: The Controversy Over the Design of Boston Avenue Church" and the Art Manager of the Gardiner Gallery of Art in Stillwater, OK.

Kevin Adkisson is the Curator at the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research in Michigan.

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