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This new exhibit at Bricktown’s American Banjo Museum explores the life and talent of Roy Clark, an international superstar in the realm of the banjo. See it now through March 2018!
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!
“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.
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.
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.
“Cartoons & Comics: The Early Art of Tom Ryan” provides a snapshot, dating from 1936 to 1945, of acclaimed Western artist Tom Ryan’s high school and Coast Guard years. Regardless of subject, his creativity, talent and humor are on full display. They entertained his friends more than 70 years ago, now a new audience will be in on the joke.
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!
“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.
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.
“Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera” is the first of its kind: a large-scale, high-quality, scholarly exhibition of three generations of modern Pueblo painting. See it at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art through April 8!
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.
Join in the kid-friendly National Day of the Cowboy at the unique Chisholm Trail Heritage Center! This free day of fun features western-themed games, live music and much more.
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.
For this installation, slivers modeled from 86-foot diameter satellite dishes of the Very Large Array in New Mexico intersect the gallery space, forming pattern-infused canopies. Derived from the famous cosmic microwave background image, shadows of the pattern broadcast throughout the space, alluding to the dish as an agent of travel through time and space.
For more than 35 years, Carol Beesley Hennagin has collected works by many of the best-known photographers of the 20th century and, in 1988, Beesley and her late husband, Michael Hennagin, began donating portions of their collection to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. “Still Looking” offers an interesting survey of Beesley’s collecting practices.
“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.
The Three Sisters Celebration is an annual event at the Chickasaw Cultural Center that observes the changing of the seasons, when essential crops like squash, corn and beans take root. Join the festivities from March 19 to March 25!
“Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art” offers celebratory and mysterious, thought-provoking, and critical two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, including abstract and experimental contemporary Chickasaw art. This traveling exhibition offers an opportunity to view recent works by leading and emerging artists of the Chickasaw Nation.
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