OKCMOA announces programming for the summer blockbuster exhibition, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic”:

Tickets to tours, lectures, discussions and exhibition on sale today

Visitors who want to learn more about the fascinating artist behind “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” OKCMOA’s summer exhibition, will have many opportunities, including tours, lectures, discussions, classes and art making.

One of the signature events of the summer includes Eugenie Tsai, Ph.D., John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, who will visit the Museum June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to give her lecture called, “Behind the Scenes: ‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.'” This lecture is open to Museum members only. Tickets to all events go on sale Thursday, June 1 and can be purchased online at okcmoa.com, in person at the Museum or over the phone at (405) 236-3100.
 
“This exhibition inspires discussion, and we tried to stay true to that in our programming and events,” said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement. “With ‘One Work, Many Voices,’ we’re encouraging visitors to sit down and explore the artwork in front of them through a dialogue with others. Our public tours will also be conversation-based and allow for further discussion. The scale of the art in this exhibition allows for larger groups to gather and talk about one work; it’s really an incredible opportunity for connection.”
 
“We’re really looking forward to the Members’ Preview for this exhibition,” said Matthew Cloud, director of development. “The Moderns, our group of young patrons and rising business, civic and social leaders committed to supporting the Museum, are planning the event and have a fantastic lineup of local music acts, great drinks and an international menu. The June 16 talk by Dr. Eugenie Tsai of the Brooklyn Museum is sure to be an exciting behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to curate an exhibition like ‘A New Republic.’ I encourage everyone to join the Museum and to attend this and other events.”
 
“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.
 
Programming and Events
 
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW & LECTURE
Friday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
“Behind the Scenes: ‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic'”
Eugenie Tsai, Ph.D., John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum
Members only. Join today at okcmoa.com/membership
 
EXHIBITION LECTURE
Wednesday, July 26, 6 p.m.
“Reframing Beauty: Intimate Visions,” Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
Free for members; $5 for non-members. Visit okcmoa.com for details.
 
ONE WORK, MANY VOICES
Join an in-depth conversation inspired by a single work of art in the exhibition. Museum facilitators and community guests will kick off the dialogue. A new work of art will be discussed at each program.
Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. $5 for non-members, free for members. Reserve tickets at okcmoa.com.
 
PUBLIC EXHIBITION TOURS
These in-gallery guided tours will provide conversation-based insights and information about the exhibition. Pre-registration is recommended. Free for members, price varies for non-members. For details and to register, visit okcmoa.com.
Thursday, June 22, 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m.
 
GROUP EXHIBITION TOURS
Reservations are required. Group rate and tour guides are available.
Call (405) 278-8213 for more information.

GALLERY + STUDIO TOURS
Guided tour inside the exhibition followed by a related art-making experience. All ages. Pre-registration is required, as programs are booked on an individual basis. Call (405) 278-8213 for more information.

 
MAKING MEMORIES
Select Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones. Free; registration is required. Call (405) 278-8221 for more information or to sign up.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
“People and Patterns,” Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.-Noon (6-10 years + adult)
“Fascinating Faces,” Saturday, Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m. (15- 36 months + adult)
“See It, Stamp It,” Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (3-5 years + adult)
“People and Patterns,” Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-Noon (6-10 years + adult)
Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.

 
ADULT CLASSES
“Spontaneous Abstract Creations in Stained Glass with Artist Shawn Patterson,” Saturday, June 24, Noon-4 p.m., Medium: Stained Glass, Locations: OKCMOA and Prairie Arts Collective in the Paseo Arts District

“Hidden Figures” with Artist Mandy Messina, Sundays, July 9 and 16, 1-4 p.m., Medium: Embroidery/Textiles

“Iconoclasm” with Artist Mandy Messina, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m., Medium: Faux Stained Glass

Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.
 
BABIES AT THE MUSEUM
“Head to Toe,” Sept. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.
Offered on the first Friday of each month, Babies at the Museum begins with complimentary coffee and social time in the Museum’s classroom. After visitors settle in, the group will head to “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” for a fun-filled 30 minutes looking for heads, shoulders, knees and toes. The morning wraps up with playtime in the classroom where babies can enjoy age-appropriate activities and adults can sip coffee and plan their next Museum visit.
Free for members; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.
 
DROP-IN ART (All ages)
“Luxurious Patterns,” Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Exhibition Opening Day)
“Scratch Art Stained Glass Windows,” Saturday, July 1, 1- 4 p.m.
“Floral Collages,” Saturday, July 8, 1-4 p.m.
“Fashionable Footwear,” Saturday, July 15, 1-4 p.m.
“Watercolor Block Prints,” Saturday, July 22, 1-4 p.m.
“Fabric Stamping,” Saturday, July 29, 1-4 p.m.
Free with admission. Visit okcmoa.com for details.
 
METRO LIBRARY/OKCMOA PARTNER PROGRAM
Art making and conversation inspired by “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.” Offered for families and teens at local Metropolitan Library branches.
Free. Visit metrolibrary.org for dates and details.