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Accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries and presents exhibitions from prestigious museums throughout the world. The Museum’s permanent collection covers a period of five centuries with strengths in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, contemporary art, and one of the world’s largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The Museum boasts the region’s premier repertory cinema, which screens the finest international, independent, and classic films and is home to the Museum School, which offers classes for students of all ages as well as art camps for children. Amenities include the Museum Store, the Roof Terrace, and the Museum Cafe, a full-service restaurant, offering lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, a full bar, and catering services.
DONALD W. REYNOLDS VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Consisting of three floors of galleries, studio classrooms, Museum Store, Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, and Museum Cafe, the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center is in the Arts District of downtown Oklahoma City between Hudson and Walker Avenues on Couch Drive. The Museum, designed by Allen Brown Architects, opened in in its current location in 2002.
SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBLE THEATER
Incorporating the original 1947 Centre Theater as an adaptive reuse project, the 250-seat Samuel Roberts Noble Theater features a state-of-the-art projection system and is home to the Museum’s film program, which presents screenings every Thursday through Sunday.
Offering year-round, multiple-week classes and one-time workshops, Museum School is a creative outlet for children and adults. Sessions incorporate learning in the galleries and are presented in the Museum’s three classrooms, located on the ground floor of the east side of the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has two lobbies, one at the atrium entrance to the building’s west, near Walker Avenue, and the second at the theater box office to the building’s east, near Hudson Avenue. Each features large-scale glass installations by Dale Chihuly.
The Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower, created by Dale Chihuly, was commissioned by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in 1999. This monumental sculpture was created for the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center atrium entrance in memory of the late Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick, a Museum founder.
The Waterford Crystal Chandelier, one of two Chihuly Waterford Crystal Chandeliers in the world, is comprised of 203 individual blown lead crystal parts, each etched by Waterford artisans. The Chandelier is 9 feet, 7 inches in height, 5 feet, 5 inches in diameter, and weighs 2,000 pounds. It is mounted in the Noble Theater lobby. It may be viewed from the ground floor or from the mezzanine, which overlooks the theater lobby.
The Roof Terrace is open to the public seasonally during Museum hours. On Thursdays from 5-9 pm, May through October, the Roof Terrace hosts live music, light bites, and a full bar as part of the Museum’s regularly scheduled Art After 5 events. The Terrace is a gathering place for downtown workers, adventurous suburbanites, pre-concert and filmgoers, and the art crowd. Located atop the three-story Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center, the Roof Terrace offers a spectacular view of downtown Oklahoma City. Thursday evening admission is $5 after 5 pm and always free for members.