The Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents three to four Museum-organized exhibitions and national/international traveling exhibitions in its first floor gallery annually. These exhibitions feature a wide variety of subjects, styles, and media, ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French impressionism to emerging contemporary artists. Additionally, rotating exhibitions of the Museum’s permanent collection are regularly presented throughout the second and third floors, which are segmented into twelve galleries and feature both temporary and permanent displays, such as Illuminations: Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly.


Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum's Lasting Legacy

In celebration of the many extraordinary acquisitions that have made the Oklahoma City Museum of Art the premier collecting institution in central Oklahoma, the exhibition Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy tells the story of the Museum’s history as a series of transformative gifts, bequests, and acquisitions. Beginning with the Works Projects... Learn More
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Honeybadgers by Blair Thurman

Arguably one of the most popular contemporary artists today, Blair Thurman’s work emphasizes his broad range of media with neon being one of his main materials. Thurman was born in New Orleans and currently lives and works in New York.  As an art student in the 1980s, he sought to escape prevailing theoretical concerns, resulting... Learn More

Posed & Composed: Portraits of Women from the Permanent Collection

Posed & Composed: Portraits of Women from the Permanent Collection exhibition considers one of the most enduring subjects in the history of Western art: portraits of women. This exhibition of twelve portraits by eleven American artists covers the period from just before World War I through the early 1980s. The paintings are not arranged chronologically,... Learn More
Frank Stella (American, b. 1936). The Spirit–Spout, 1988. Oil and enamel on aluminum, fiberglass, corrugated aluminum, and wood, with metal fixtures. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Westheimer, Sr., with additional funds from the Museum Acquisition Trust, 2001.017

The Modernist Spectrum: Color and Abstraction

Modernism was a philosophical, societal, political, artistic, and literary movement that originated in Europe in the late nineteenth century. A response to the major transformations of the era, practitioners of modernism often aimed to “make it new,” in the often-quoted words of poet Ezra Pound. For painters—beginning with Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian,... Learn More

Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light

Redesigned in collaboration with Chihuly Studio, the galleries incorporate a unique design that features a three-dimensional approach to viewing some objects in the collection. The presentation allows visitors to explore the large Float Boat and Ikebana Boat installations from all sides as well as includes viewing slots for the Reeds. In 2002, the Oklahoma City... Learn More
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