Tragedy into Form, Form as Cultural Expression: On Kenji Mizoguchi’s The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939)

By 1939, in the work of Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956), the cinema achieved a measure of formal brilliance and complexity that it has very rarely matched, and still hasn’t surpassed, in the nearly eighty years since. With The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939), which is often considered the pinnacle of the director’s prewar career, and… Learn More

How the Egg Hatched: A Family's Three Generations of Omelette Party Enthusiasts Share their Story in the Event's 33rd Year.

The 33rd Annual Omelette Party is underway at OKCMOA with décor planning, chef preparations, art raffle creations, and ticket buyers enthusiastically preparing their costumes and rallying friends for this year’s themed event, Viva Las V-EGG-as. As the third decade of OKCMOA’s beloved tradition nears, so does the enthusiasm of three generations of the Farris/Cunningham family—longstanding… Learn More

Film Society FAQ

OKCMOA wants Film Society membership to be as simple as possible for new and current members. We hope these answers to common questions help you with your decision to be part of this new and exciting film community in OKC!    What is Film Society? Film Society is an enhancement to your annual membership at the… Learn More

67th Berlin International Film Festival: The Other Side of Hope, Mr. Long, Bright Nights, On the Beach at Night Alone, El mar la mar, Ghost in the Mountains

In its sixty-seventh year, the Berlinale, or Berlin International Film Festival, continues to function as one of the better barometers for the current climate of world cinema. It is in Berlin, after all, that X-Men universe blockbusters (Logan) and generations-late sequels (T2 Trainspotting)–I didn’t happen to see either–receive their international, red-carpet premieres, next to ethnographic… Learn More

OKCMOA Continues to Expand Learning Opportunities: Programming for new spring exhibitions includes lectures, workshops, performances and more

Beginning Friday, Feb. 17, visitors will have numerous opportunities to further engage with two new exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, “After the Floating World” and “The Unsettled Lens.” Programming for these two new, original exhibitions includes “An Evening of Art and Performance,” a lecture with Dr. Andreas Marks, SONIC Free Family Day,… Learn More

Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions We know choosing the right Membership and using your perks is important! Find all the answers to your Membership questions below! Membership Perks Does my membership get me into special exhibitions for FREE? Members enjoy free admission to the Museum every day, which includes any special exhibitions. Do Members receive a discount… Learn More

Eternity in this Life: On Roberto Rossellini's The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

Roberto Rossellini’s 1950 masterwork The Flowers of St. Francis, whose Italian title, Francesco, giullare di Dio translates as “Francis, God’s Jester,” seeks less to tell the story of its saint’s life than to show the impact of “the Franciscan message… and spirit” on its followers. This axiomatic expression of Italian neorealism depicts both scenes from the life… Learn More