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, workshops, classes and tours.
“We hope that by attending these workshops and events, visitors will look at the artworks on display in new ways,” said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement. “Engaging with art can happen in many ways, and we’re offering different types of experiences to help facilitate that engagement. Visitors can see Japanese woodblock prints in the galleries and then talk to a woodblock printmaker in our classrooms; they can listen to a curator’s tour of ‘The Unsettled Lens’; they can watch as members of RACE Dance Company respond to specific artworks. We hope these experiences both challenge and inspire our Members and visitors.”
The first opportunity to experience the new exhibitions will be this Friday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at “An Evening of Art & Performance.” This special preview will include music by Magnificent Bird, performances by RACE Dance Company, poetry by Kerri Shadid, a screening of the Oscar®-Nominated Animated Short Films and printmaking demonstrations.
A full list of programming and events is below. Information and tickets can be found at www.okcmoa.com.
Programming and Events
AN EVENING OF ART AND PERFORMANCE
Friday, Feb. 17, 5:30-10 p.m.
Free for Members; $12 for Non-Members
Saturday, Feb. 18, Styrofoam Block Printing, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 25, Spring Stamping, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, Gyotaku Printing, 1-4 p.m.
Designed for all ages. Free with admission, no advance registration is required.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, Printmaking for Littles, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Geared towards ages 2-5 with a parent or caregiver. Free with admission, no advance registration is required.
Saturday, Feb. 25, Experiments in Printmaking; Ages 6-10 + adult
Monday, Feb. 27, 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 required. Call (405) 278-8221 for more information.
CURATOR’S TOUR OF “THE UNSETTLED LENS”
Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m.
Join Francesca Giani, curator of modern and contemporary art, for an in-gallery tour of the exhibition.
Pre-registration recommended. Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members includes Museum admission.
SONIC FREE FAMILY DAY: VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMANCE
Sunday, April 9, 12-5 p.m.
Enjoy free admission and a host of hands-on art activities and experiences throughout the entire Museum. Featuring kid-friendly performances throughout the galleries and in the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater.
Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m.
“Japanese Printmaking: History, Techniques, Motifs,” Dr. Andreas Marks
Free for Members; $5 for Non-Members.
GROUP EXHIBITION TOURS
Reservations required. Group rate and tour guides are available.
Call (405) 278-8213 for more information.