We’ve got some exciting news for families this July at OKCMOA! Kids 17 and under will receive free admission every Saturday and Sunday in July. Normally $10, admission includes our summer exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic on the first and third floors. Free admission will be available in person only on Saturdays and Sundays from July 1 through 30. We’re open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and noon to 5 pm on Sundays.
While you’re here, be sure to grab a Discovery Pack to plan your own Museum adventure. Packs are free and designed for ages 2-5 and ages 6+.
Plus, every Saturday, 1-4 pm, enjoy free art-making in our classrooms inspired by the exhibition! A schedule of Drop-in Art projects is below:
For the month of July, all Drop-In Art programs will relate to the special exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.
1 | Scratch Art Stained Glass Windows
8 | Floral Collages
15 | Fashionable Footwear
22 | Watercolor Block Prints
29 | Fabric Stamping
Adult admission is $12 with discounts available for seniors, students and retired military members. Active military and their families receive free admission all summer long thanks to the Blue Star Museums program. Additionally, school and youth groups receive free admission and transportation reimbursement year-round thanks to Insamuch Foundation. Groups, please book in advance by calling (405) 278-8213.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is a career retrospective of Kehinde Wiley’s work, including his exploration of the European tradition of portraiture. Adopting the format used by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyke, Ingres and Manet, Wiley replaced historical subjects with young African-Americans sporting fashionable, urban gear: puffy down jackets, sneakers, hoodies, jerseys and baseball caps. This exhibition is open through September 10.
“Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Image Credit: Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Randerson Romualdo Cordeiro, 2008. Oil on canvas, 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm). Private collection, Golden Beach, Florida, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Roberts & Tilton)