The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will host several holiday-themed events this winter in addition to their incredible exhibitions. See below for this year’s events.
Beaux Arts at 75
November 7 – April 25
The Beaux Arts collection is an especially playful and eclectic body of work that includes everything from an idyllic summer landscape by a master Abstract Expressionist to a kitschy 1980s “altarpiece” featuring a pair of photorealistic Dalmatians. In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Museum’s original fundraiser, the Beaux Arts Ball, OKCMOA will present the entirety of its Beaux Arts collection in a series of exhibitions and permanent collection installations highlighted by Beaux Arts at 75. In this original exhibition, the Museum will present long-standing favorites next to rarely seen gems, introducing an always surprising collection that includes outstanding examples by America’s famed Ashcan School artists, such as Robert Henri and John Sloan; works by American Impressionists including Childe Hassam; those of key later-generation Surrealists and Magical Realists; Postmodernists including Annette Lemieux and Fritz Scholder; and even leading figures of Pop Art and American abstraction such as James Rosenquist and Oklahoma City’s own Joe Goode. Beaux Arts at 75 celebrates the adventurous spirit that helped build this one-of-a-kind collection.
Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Now – January 10
Featuring photographs given in honor of the Museum’s 75th anniversary, Shared Lives, Distant Places highlights contemporary photographers who employ different photography styles—documentary, photojournalism, and street photography—to capture the global human experience, offering alternative ways of seeing and understanding the people, places, and events that shape the world in which we live. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of people, conflicts, and historical events around the world at various moments in time, and explores the working process of six contemporary photographers. The exhibition will feature works by renowned photographers Donna Ferrato, Peter Turnley, Kristin Capp, Alen MacWeeney, Gary Mark Smith, and Robert von Sternberg.
Museum Films is partnering with our favorite independent distributors to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room. 50% of each virtual ticket sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Visit the Museum’s virtual cinema to watch at home and support OKCMOA here.
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Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: noon-5 pm
Closed: Mondays, Tuesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
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