This Holiday Season, OKCMOA has something for everyone. Our holiday events, activities and hours are listed below!
The Museum, Museum Store, and Museum Cafe will be open regular hours other than the following:
- Thanksgiving Day: Closed
- Christmas Eve: Museum closed, Museum Cafe open 12 pm-3 pm*
- Christmas Day: Closed
- New Year’s Eve: Details TBD
- New Year’s Day: Closed
*For details on holiday meal pick-up, please click here.
Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement
In the second half of the nineteenth-century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain by engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision whose inspiration was in the pre-industrial past. Their work deeply influenced visual culture in Britain and beyond. Organized from the outstanding collection of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Victorian Radicals brings together an extensive array of works—many of which have never been exhibited outside the UK—to illuminate this dynamic period of British art.
Plus, enjoy special tours of this exhibition throughout December and January. These in-gallery guided tours will provide conversation-based insights and close-looking experiences. $15 for members; $25 for non-members. | Pre-registration recommended.
Sunday, December 16 | 2 pm
Thursday, December 20 | 6 pm
Saturday, January 5 | 2 pm
Sunday, January 6 | 2 pm
Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture
Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture features more than thirty works of sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition highlights the “unconventional” in twentieth- and twenty-first century sculpture—a period in European and American art in which traditional ideas about sculpture and painting were being challenged.
Bring the family to discover fun, hands-on activities for kids aged 2-5 or 6+. Discovery packs are FREE to check out when you visit the Museum.
Join us for Studio Sunday: Radical Tile Designs inspired by the special exhibition Victorian Radicals: From Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement on December 30th from 1-4 pm. Suitable for all ages, our activity will draw inspiration from the exhibition’s many earthenware tiles that depict various designs and themes. Each visitor will decorate a 4” by 4” ceramic bisque tile using an array of stamps, colorful permanent markers, and paint.
Third Thursday: Victorian Yuletide
Thursday, December 20 | 5-9 pm
Join us for holiday food, drinks, and merriment as we celebrate the holiday season and Third Thursday.
Third Thursday: Night of Hygge
Thursday, January 17 | 5-9 pm
Experience a cozy Third Thursday while enjoying warm winter drinks, soothing music, and friends.
Museum Films Presents “Christmas Italian Style”
This December, join Federico, Michelangelo, Marcello, Monica and your friends at Museum Films as we celebrate Christmas Italian Style! We’re proud to present an epic fourteen film series that spans nearly seven decades of Italian film history. From Sicily to Rome to Milan, from neorealist dramas to carnivalesque comedies to lush melodramas, these classic and contemporary masterworks capture the warmth, passion, and visual imagination one of the world’s most beloved national cinemas.
OKCMOA Memberships make the perfect gift! For more information, click here.
Holiday Meals To-Go
The Museum Cafe is currently taking orders for holiday meals. Let us do the cooking this year!
We will be taking orders up to December 20th. Meals will be available for pickup Monday, December 24th, 12-3 pm.
Victorian Radicals Afternoon Tea
Now through January 6, enjoy a delightfully radical offering of yummy savories and sweets with a selection of teas Thursday through Saturday from 2:30-4:30. Don’t have time to make plans? Reservations aren’t necessary! Just grab a friend or a few and stop by the Museum Cafe for a relaxing afternoon break. Want to add a little bubbly to your teatime? Add a glass of sparkling wine!
The Museum Store is the perfect place to find a unique gift for everyone on your list. View our list of holiday gift ideas here.
New Year’s Eve
For a totally unique New Year’s Eve experience, join us for a delectable dinner in the Museum Cafe, or the Arts Council’s Opening Night, or champagne on the Roof Terrace at midnight or all of the above!
OKCMOA still has space for private events and holiday parties this December. From an intimate seated dinner in the Mezzanine, to screening a holiday film in the 250-seat Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, to a cocktail reception in Founders Hall and time in the galleries, OKCMOA has a private event option to fit every budget and interest. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 278-8271 for details.