How can I sign up to receive information about the Museum?
The Museum sends out three e-newsletters weekly: Museum E-news (Wednesday Mornings), Film E-news (Wednesday afternoons), and Roof Terrace Alert (Thursdays at 3pm, seasonally, May through October). To sign-up to receive one or all of these e-mails, visit our Weekly E-Newsletter page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify which e-news you would like to receive!
Where can I find Museum parking that is not all day?
Two-hour parking meters are located in front and behind the Museum. Additional parking meters are located along Couch Drive.
Does the Museum offer free days?
The Museum does not offer regularly scheduled free days.
Does the Museum offer a military discount?
Yes, the Museum offers reduced admission to military personnel year-round.
How do I get to the Museum?
For a map to the Museum, visit our Map, Directions & Parking page.
Can I hold a private event at the Museum?
Yes, for a listing of rental spaces, see the Museum’s Facitily Rentals page. Please note, the Museum does not allow wedding ceremonies on its premises; however, receptions and other events are permitted.
Are there places to shop near the Museum?
The Museum Store offers an eclectic mix of merchandise and boasts one of the best selections of art books in Oklahoma City. Additionally, there are several retail shops located in Bricktown, just a short ride away on the Oklahoma Spirit Trolley.
Where does the trolley stop?
The closest trolley stop is located near the southeast corner of the Museum’s building off Hudson. See Map.
Where is the closest entrance to the Underground?
Downtown Oklahoma City’s Underground is easily accessed just east of the Museum off Robert S. Kerr in the County Office Building. The Underground is open Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where is the main entrance to the Museum?
The Museum’s main entrance is located on the west end of the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center building, facing south on Couch Dr., and is the site of the Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower, the 3-story glass sculpture by artist Dale Chihuly. To access the Noble Theater, Museum Store, and Museum Cafe, without paying admission to the Museum, please enter through the east end of the building, where the theater box office is located.
What is there for my child to do at the Museum?
The Museum offers many activities for children and families. For a complete listing of activities offered and to find out more about visiting the Museum with your child, visit our Family Programs section.
How do I find out if my artwork is valuable or what it is worth?
The Museum is prohibited from offering valuations, appraisals, or authentications of artwork. If you have something you would like to have valued or authenticated, try one of these resources: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams & Butterfield; Art Dealers Association of America, The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America, Appraisers Association of America, or American Society of Appraisers.
I need to have something restored or conserved. Whom should I contact?
To find a conservator, please visit the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and click on the link “Find a Conservator.”
What is the difference between an “art restorer” and a “conservator?”
A conservator typically has completed extensive schooling, studying art, art history, and chemistry, and has trained under other conservators. Generally, an art restorer does not carry the same credentials. To find a trusted conservator, please visit the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and click on the link “Find a Conservator.”
I have something that needs to be framed. Whom should I contact?
For original works of art or one-of-a-kind items, the Museum recommends using an independent framing gallery. Be sure to request the use of archival or museum-quality materials, such as acid-free mat board and UV glass, as low-quality framing materials can cause deterioration or damage.
What do I need to do to donate a work of art?
First, please send an image of the work and include information on the artist, title, date, and provenance to email@example.com. It is best to include as much information as possible as well as anything of note about the work. The piece then will be reviewed for its quality and relevance to the permanent collection and the Museum’s collections plan.
Where can I find out about the history of the Museum?
An abbreviated history of the Museum can be found on our Museum History page. For more information or to be directed to where more information is located, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I best view your website?
Our site is best viewed on a computer with a screen resolution of 1440 x 900 or higher. Recommended browsers are Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox (Internet Explorer 8 or 9 are not recommended). Additionally, please make sure you have installed the plugins, Adobe Flash Player and Apple QuickTime.
Is the Museum Store open past 5 p.m. on Thursdays?
The Museum Store is open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, when the Roof Terrace is open.
Do you actually sell Chihuly glass?
The Museum Store sells Dale Chihuly’s Portland Press Studio Editions, of which four designs are issued annually in limited quantities.
Can I make a store purchase over the phone and do you ship purchases domestically as well as internationally?
Yes, the Museum Store will accept purchases over the phone and will ship your purchase to any global destination.
How was the Chihuly tower constructed?
The tower is comprised of 2,100 individually blown glass parts and held together by a seven piece steel armature (spine) with 2,100 individual forks. It took 14 days for the armature and glass to be installed, with each glass part placed one at a time, starting from the top and working down.