The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will host several holiday-themed events this winter. See below for this year’s events!
Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement
Through January 6, 2019
In the second half of the nineteenth-century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain by engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision whose inspiration was in the pre-industrial past. Their work deeply influenced visual culture in Britain and beyond. Organized from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals brings together an extensive array of works—many of which have never been exhibited outside the UK—to illuminate this dynamic period of British art.
Additionally, don’t forget to join us for a special tour or afternoon tea over the holidays! Exhibition tours will provide conversation-based insights and close-looking experiences. Tours are $15 for members; $25 for non-members and pre-registration recommended.
Sunday, December 16 | 2 pm
Thursday, December 20 | 6 pm
Saturday, January 5 | 2 pm
Sunday, January 6 | 2 pm
Museum Film Presents “Christmas Italian Style”
December 20 to December 30
This December, join Federico, Michelangelo, Marcello, Monica and your friends at Museum Films as we celebrate Christmas Italian Style! We’re proud to present an epic fourteen film series that spans nearly seven decades of Italian film history. From Sicily to Rome to Milan, from neorealist dramas to carnivalesque comedies to lush melodramas, these classic and contemporary masterworks capture the warmth, passion, and visual imagination one of the world’s most beloved national cinemas.
Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture
December 22, 2018 to May 12, 2019
Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture features more than thirty works of sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition highlights the “unconventional” in twentieth- and twenty-first century sculpture—a period in European and American art in which traditional ideas about sculpture and painting were being challenged. Moving off the wall and into the three-dimensional gallery space, the artists in this exhibition reimagine the divisions between two- and three-dimensional media in the visual arts. The artistic processes and variety of materials on view comment on the boundaries, which typically divide painting from sculpture.
Third Thursday: Victorian Yuletide
December 20, 5-9 pm
Enjoy holiday drinks and merriment, art-making and more at this Victorian Radicals-inspired Third Thursday event. $12 for non-members and free for members.
Studio Sunday: Radical Tile Designs
December 30, 1-4pm
Join us for Studio Sunday: Radical Tile Designs inspired by the special exhibition Victorian Radicals. Suitable for all ages, our activity will draw inspiration from the exhibition’s many earthenware tiles that depict various designs and themes. Each visitor will decorate a 4” by 4” ceramic bisque tile using an array of stamps, colorful permanent markers, and paint. This activity does not require pre-registration, and is free for Museum members or with paid admission.
Hours of Operation
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: noon-5 pm
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thanksgiving Day
For information about the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, visit www.okcmoa.com.