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.

 

The Unsettled Lens

Since the early twentieth-century, photographers have crafted images that hinge on the idea of the uncanny, a psychological phenomenon existing, according to psychoanalysis, at the intersection between the reassuring and the threatening, the familiar and the new. The photographs in this exhibition build subtle tensions based on the idea of the uncanny as a sense... Learn More

After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints

Images carved onto wooden blocks used to create colorful prints on paper are among the most famous Japanese art forms. These prints, popular in Japan from the 17th through the 19th centuries, are known as Ukiyo-e, which translates as “pictures from the floating world.” Ukiyo-e artists produced prints in a variety of subject matter including actors... Learn More

The Complete WPA Collection: 75th Anniversary

In 1935, in an effort to curb the mass unemployment of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress Administration (WPA), one of a number of domestic programs known collectively as the New Deal. While much of the WPA was focused on improving the nation’s infrastructure, it also provided substantial resources for... 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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