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 Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light.

PLEASE NOTE: The newly installed permanent collection on the second floor opens in phases this fall: 

OPENING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:
Animals, Animal Painting & Genre
The Portrait; The Body & the Nude
Still Lifes, Dead Nature

OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2:
Visual Arts & Performing Artists
Skies, Rivers & Seas
The Earth & the Land & City Streets

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Sacred Words: The Saint John's Bible and the Art of Illumination

The first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era is now on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Sacred Words: The Saint John’s Bible and the Art of Illumination opened October 15 at OKCMOA and includes seventy selected folios from The Saint John’s Bible as... 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
Chihuly-gallery_photo-by-Jim-Meeks

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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