The vision of a permanent museum of art in Oklahoma City was realized in 1945, with the incorporation of the Oklahoma Art Center (now the Oklahoma City Museum of Art). The collection, which began with the collecting efforts of its predecessor, the Oklahoma Art League, includes paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures, with strengths in European and American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Artists represented include Alexander Calder, Gustave Courbet, Francis Hayman, Ellsworth Kelly, Henry Moore, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Willson Peale, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Richard Tuttle, and Anne Truitt.
Major collections include the Works Progress Administration Collection, the Raymond and Verna Young Collection, the Washington Gallery of Modern Art Collection, the Westheimer Family Collection, and the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Gifts for 50 States. The Museum’s collection also includes a large installation of art glass by Dale Chihuly, featured in the third floor galleries.
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NOTE: Only select objects are on view. Please call with questions or email [email protected].
In 2002, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art inaugurated the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center with an exhibition of glass and drawings by Dale Chihuly, titled Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibition (March 16–August 4, 2002). Bolstered by enormous public support, the Museum purchased the exhibition in June of 2004, which included works from Chihuly’s best-known series, in… Learn More
The Museum’s collection of drawings and prints includes works on paper from the sixteenth century to the present. The collection consists predominantly of works by 20th century American artists. PLEASE NOTE: Only select objects are on view. Please call with questions or email [email protected]
The Museum’s collection of post-war and contemporary art includes paintings and sculptures created from 1945 to the present. Highlights include works by Alexander Calder, Don Eddy, Eric Fischl, Ellsworth Kelly, Alfonso Ossorio, and Philip Pearlstein. Key collections include the Washington Gallery of Modern Art Collection, the Westheimer Family Collection, and The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty… Learn More
The Museum’s collection of European art consists of examples from the Baroque-era through the early twentieth-century. Highlights of the European art collection include English genre painting of the nineteenth-century as well as examples of French post-Impressionistic painting from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Key artists in the European art collection are Giuseppe Maria… Learn More
The Museum’s collection of American art includes paintings and sculptures by artists from the colonial era through 1960. Highlights include works by Hans Hofmann, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Willson Peale. The collection includes twenty-eight works donated by the Works Progress Administration in 1942. This gift formed the core collection of the Oklahoma Art… Learn More
The Museum’s collection of photography consists primarily of works by twentieth-century American photographers. Highlights include works by Elliott Erwitt, Imogen Cunningham, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Garry Winogrand. The collection also contains over three hundred photographs by Brett Weston, donated by the Christian Keesee Collection. PLEASE NOTE: Only select objects are on view. Please call… Learn More