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“The Modernist Spectrum: Color and Abstraction” explores the invigorating ways in which postwar American artists produced novel work that sought to reinvent abstract art through an alternatively rigorous and playful manipulation of color, line and shape. See works by Frank Stella and others in this exhibit, available now through the end of 2016.
Many don’t know that one of the world’s most prolific comedians is also an accomplished musician. In the American Banjo Museum’s “The Banjo World of Steve Martin,” get a firsthand look at banjos from Martin’s private collection and see memorabilia, rare photos and an exclusive interview from the man himself.
“MAGNIFIcence” is a special exhibit that explores the details of the world in a larger-than-life fashion. The exhibition features macro photography by five unique artists and scientists, with subjects ranging from insects to the surface of the human iris.
Kids and parents alike will find themselves enthralled with Science Museum Oklahoma’s presentation of “Da Vinci – The Genius,” the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created. Immerse yourself in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions, as well as unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
Experience how the people, land and history of Oklahoma were constructed visually by artists, illustrators and journalists. In “Picturing Indian Territory,” see a scholarly examination of the visual history of Oklahoma, both in its previous incarnations as Indian and Oklahoma Territories and in its emerging statehood post-1907.
Sacred Words will include a selection of original, unbound illuminated manuscript folios on calfskin vellum from The Saint John’s Bible, as well as sketches, drawings, inks and tools used to construct the manuscript. It was created by a team of 23 artisans under the artistic direction of Donald Jackson, one of the world’s foremost calligraphers and scribe to Queen Elizabeth II’s Crown office at the House of Lords.
Don’t miss your chance to see the work of Melvin Edwards, a Houston artist and pioneer in the history of contemporary African-American art and sculpture. The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center exhibition will be Edwards’ first solo exhibition in the state in the last 25 years.
Featuring 15 Christmas trees adorned with ornaments showcasing Oklahoma’s varied Native American cultures, the second annual Red Earth Treefest takes place through January 13.
Myriad Botanical Gardens turns into a winter wonderland each year with the appearance of the Devon Ice Rink, the city’s premier outdoor skating area. Grab your hat, scarf and a friend or two for a quintessential Oklahoma City winter experience.
Take a break from the skating at Devon Ice Rink to check out the Winter Shoppes at Myriad Botanical Gardens, situated right next door! Kids (and those young at heart) can also enjoy an on-site, old-fashioned carousel.
Plan a trip to OKC’s Midtown district to peruse 40+ Oklahoma-owned shops and an urban Christmas tree lot for the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Shops rotate weekly, so be sure to come back to see what’s new!
Visit Sulphur’s Artesian Hotel during the annual Classic Christmas celebration to see the hotel lavishly adorned with holiday decorations, seasonal charm and an incredible 20-foot Christmas tree. Enjoy evening carriage rides, play with live reindeer, listen to classic carolers and much more!
Christmas lights enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on the annual Celebration of Lights at the Chickasaw Cultural Center! Bring your family and friends for a free drive-through light display from November 26 to December 1.
Ever wanted to go snow tubing in a baseball stadium? You can do just that at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark’s Snow Tubing Winter Festival this December!
Go on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future! The spectacular Oklahoma holiday tradition returns with Lyric’s production of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.”
Timeless country music superstar Dolly Parton will grace the Global Event Center stage at WinStar World Casino & Resort on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10! Don’t miss your shot at experiencing Dolly’s smooth country vocals and larger-than-life personality. Tickets start at just $65. The Dolly Parton Concert at WinStar World Casino & Resort is currently sold out.
Texas country star Casey Donahew returns to Riverwind Casino on Friday, December 9! Tickets start at just $35, and the show starts at 8 PM.
It's one of the most classic, well-known Christmas stories of our time — Oklahoma City Ballet's "The Nutcracker" returns to the Civic Center stage this holiday season for ten enchanting performances.
Join the American Banjo Museum in welcoming a special friend from the North Pole! Santa Claus will be stopping by with his banjo to perform holiday favorites and invite everyone to sing along. Admission is free when you bring a new unwrapped toy.
The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their Christmas Rocks! Tour presented by SiriusXM. Tickets for the December 11 date at WinStar World Casino and Resort start at just $45.
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