Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum's Lasting Legacy

at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Beginning with the Works Projects Administration’s donation of 28 works of art to Oklahoma City in 1942, “Our City, Our Collection” explores the museum’s rich permanent collection as one of our community’s most important cultural assets. Included in the exhibition are some of the world’s most significant artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Rembrandt van Rijn, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexander Calder, John Singleton Copley, Andrew Wyeth, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, and many, many more. This is the museum’s legacy to our city.


Friday, March 11 — Members’ Preview & Lecture
Building a Museum, Building a Nation: Colonial Portraiture and the Construction of New Identities
Michael Anderson, Curator of Film and American Art, will present a lecture to mark the opening of the exhibition.

Sunday, April 10 — Sonic Free Family Day: Our City, Our Art
Enjoy free admission and a host of hands-on art projects and in-gallery experiences throughout the entire museum. For more information, click here.

Monday, April 11 — Making Memories
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones. This event is FREE! For more information, click here.

Tuesday, April 12 — Family Workshop
Wacky Washington (Ages 15-36 months + adult; Ages 3-5 years + adult). Pre-registration required.

Saturday, April 23 — Youth Class
Looking Closely (Ages 9-12). Pre-registration required.

Drop-In Art (All ages)
Calder-Inspired Stabiles, Saturday, April 2, 1-4 PM
Collage Landscapes, Saturday, April 30, 1-4 PM
Still-Life Flowers, Saturday, May 14, 1-4 PM
Watercolor Landscape Painting, Saturday, May 21, 1-4 PM
Dancing Mobiles, Saturday, May 28, 1-4 PM
Free with admission

Group Tours
Reservations required. Group rate available.

Gallery + Studio
Led by a gallery educator, groups of up to 30 spend an hour touring the exhibition, followed by an hour in the studio creating art inspired by their visit. Pre-registration required.


Image Credits:

Hans Hofmann (American, born Germany, 1880–1966). Provincetown Number One, 1937. Oil on board. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions, 1976.005, © 2015 Estate of Hans Hofmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Raising of Lazarus: Small Plate, 1642. Etching. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions, 1965.019

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819–1877). Gorge in a Forest (The Black Well), ca. 1865. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Goldman, 1981.173

Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741–1827). George Washington, after 1779. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of the Oklahoma Art League, 2005.007

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