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Violet Oakley

  • From: Nov 12, 2021 – Nov 13, 2021
  • Open Stage
  • 25 N Court St
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Admission: $15-$30
  • Phone: (717) 232-6736

1902, Violet Oakley was the first female artist to be awarded a commission to decorate a public building. She completed over 40 murals in the Pennsylvania capitol, making her the first woman (but not the last) to have a voice in this state's government—if only with her paintbrush.
This is Violet's story, making a triumphant return to Harrisburg for a limited special engagement.

Violet Oakley
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  • 1902, Violet Oakley was the first female artist to be awarded a commission to decorate a public building. She completed over 40 murals in the Pennsylvania capitol, making her the first woman (but not