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August marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Jerome Tiger, one of Oklahoma’s most celebrated Native American artists. To honor this anniversary, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has produced an exhibition of his selected works from its permanent collection, celebrating the life and legacy of this remarkable painter.
Opening to the public on the evening of Thursday, November 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, The Art of Oklahoma celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and diverse collection of art created by or about Oklahomans—and the cities and landscapes they call home.
In “Fluent Generations,” Anita Fields (Osage), along with husband Tom Fields (Muscogee) and son Yatika Starr Fields (Cherokee, Creek, Osage) come together for the first time ever to illustrate their creativity and passion under one roof, with works that bring their cultural heritage to life inside the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.
“Fine Print! Posters from the Permanent Collection” explores just how posters worked to sell audiences on products, people, and ideas. It offers visitors an opportunity to see rarely exhibited European and American posters in the museum’s permanent collection that were produced between the fin-de-siècle French poster movement of the 1890s and the 1972 Olympics.
Internationally known astronomer and fine art photographer Stephen Strom has combined his two talents to create “Celestial Siblings: Parallel Landscapes of Earth and Mars.” The images in this intriguing exhibition reveal hauntingly similar patterns on Earth and Mars. See it through April 29!
“American Fire” explores man’s relationship with fire and technology, how it shaped our biology and how we use it to shape the world around us. The exhibition features work by Lucas Simmons, an Oklahoma artist who works with oil paints and charcoal.
In this collection of 20th century masterpieces, visitors will discover the history of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, one of the nation’s most important modern art institutions, and will be reintroduced to the “new art” that has lost none of its power to challenge, enlighten and confound 50 years later.
A leading figure in both contemporary film and art, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has developed a singular, realist-surrealist style that portrays the everyday alongside supernatural elements. This new solo exhibition uniquely presents a selected survey of rarely seen experimental short films and video installations by Weerasethakul, alongside his photography, sketches and archival materials that explore threads of socio-political commentary.
“Textiles Transcending” features the work of Tyra Shackleford and Margaret Roach Wheeler, both of whom are fascinating fibers artists, Chickasaw citizens and good friends. This is the first time for them to present their award-winning work together.
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces audiences to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. Catch it at Lyric Theatre this April!
Legendary comedian and television personality Jay Leno will perform at WinStar World Casino and Resort on Saturday, April 21! Tickets for this event start at just $45.
Power pop band Bowling For Soup will perform at the Tower Theatre on Sunday, April 22! Tickets for this event are just $22.
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s annual Festival of the Arts returns to Bicentennial Park April 24-29! The park is situated between Civic Center Music Hall and City Hall.
Don’t miss David Byrne at The Criterion on Wednesday, April 25 with a 12-piece untethered band in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia! David will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads.
Norman Music Festival, a free, independent music festival in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, returns for its 11th year in a row with headliners Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts and tune-yards! More bands to be announced.
London-based alt-pop duo Oh Wonder will perform at The Jones Assembly on Thursday, April 26! General admission tickets are $22 and mezzanine tickets (21+) are $50.
This competitive juried show is held each spring and highlights the diverse works of art created by visual art students from the University of Oklahoma. Don’t miss the public opening reception on April 26!
Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will perform at The Criterion on Saturday, April 28! General admission tickets are just $25.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is a prestigious, Boston-qualifying run held each year to honor the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Voted one of the 12 "must-run" marathons in the world by Runners World magazine, the marathon's 26.2 miles traverse some of the city's most scenic neighborhoods.
Transporting you back to the party atmosphere of the ‘70s, this spectacular evening features ABBA’s greatest hits including “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “Dancing Queen” performed by ARRIVAL from Sweden, the world’s most popular and bestselling ABBA show band. Tickets start at just $19!
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