Alan Atkinson

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Alan Atkinson

Alan Atkinson is an Oklahoma academic.

Art career

Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections, Oklahoma Arts Council) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Studies from the University of Oklahoma where he also studied printmaking. He holds a Master of Arts in History of Art and a Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Oklahoma Arts Council, Atkinson was curator of the National Weather Center Biennale, and he served as an adjunct curator of photography and Asian art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma. As Director of Visual Arts and Capitol Collections, Atkinson oversees the acquisition, display, and preservation of the Oklahoma State Art Collection and the Oklahoma Capitol Art Collection.[1]

Institute for US-China Issues

2016, Alan Atkinson, University of Oklahoma Institute for US-China Issues, lecturer (Chinese art history).



Said one student of Atkinson;

Dr. Atkinson knows what he is teaching about. He did his undergrad in China and experienced firsthand the people and politics he is teaching. You will learn a lot about China...but mostly about Mao Zedong. This class should really be called "Mao Zedong and Communist China".[2]

1976 communist leadership

In the 1976 presidential elections, the Communist Party USA filed for ballot status, and eight electors for the Gus Hall-Jarvis Tyner presidential ticket filed their declaration of candidacy to the Secretary of State for Oklahoma. They were identified, in the Peoples Daily World of September 3, 1976, "Suit in Oklahoma by CP will fight ballot denial", by Amadeo Richardson, as: