The Oklahoma City Museum of Art offers engaging and informative docent-led and self-guided tours of the Museum. Tours can include all three floors of gallery space and include Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light, the Museum’s permanent collection on view and the special exhibition on view at the time of the tour. Group tours must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

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Please contact Neely Simms, Learning and Engagement Assistant, at (405) 278-8213, or at to schedule a tour.


Matisse in His Time TOURS

Public tours are now available this summer to view Matisse in His Time. Click here for details.

Group tours are available for those with groups of 15 or more.
Adult tour group rate: $7.00 per adult (minimum: 15 adults)
Senior tour group rate: $6.50 per senior (minimum: 15 seniors)
Guides are available with advance notice for an additional fee.



All Oklahoma K-12 school and community groups receive free admission and bus reimbursement thanks to the generosity of the Inasmuch Foundation.
Out-of-state K-12 school and community groups as well as all college students receive the discounted tour rate of $3 per person.

Guided tour and art making experience for groups of all types

During GALLERY + STUDIO visits specially trained gallery educators lead participants on an all-inclusive two hour museum experience. Groups tour the galleries where they discuss works of art and record their responses through sketching and writing, participants then create their own works of art in the museum studio.

The GALLERY + STUDIO program is open to learners of all ages, from early elementary students to senior groups. Please contact Neely Simms, Learning and Engagement Assistant, at (405) 278-8213, or at to schedule your visit.

Transportation reimbursement is available upon request for all in-state Oklahoma schools and community groups.

No. of Participants                             Studio Workshop Price

15 or fewer                                           $125
16-30                                                     $200
Choose from the following themes and exhibitions:

Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy, March 12, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Theme: Picturing Place

GALLERY: From the romantics to the expressionists, discover the ways in which artistic choices create mood and atmosphere within landscape paintings and photographs. Discuss works of art from the last 100 years on view in the exhibition, Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy.

STUDIO: Participants will create mood and atmosphere in their own landscape compositions when they work “en plein air” using pastels and large sketching boards in front of the museum, creating cityscapes of downtown Oklahoma. Pieces will be sprayed with fixative and can be taken home at the end of the visit. [During inclement weather, participants will draw from still life in the studio.]

Theme: Shaping Selfgs3

GALLERY: How do artists address identity in paintings and sculpture? Explore portraits, from George Washington by Charles Wilson Peale (1779), to the contemporary cast-glass sculpture Chado by Karen LaMonte (2010), in the Our City, Our Collection exhibition and discuss how artistic choices help us understand issues of self.

STUDIO: Participants will shape their own self-portrait in clay as they create a “ceramic selfie” in the studio. Pieces will be fired at the museum and can be picked up two weeks after your tour.

MATISSE IN HIS TIME: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris,June 18, 2016 – September 18, 2016

GALLERY: Discover the impressive and influential career of Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Explore examples of his modern, sometimes, “wild” landscapes, still life paintings, and figure studies, along with works by his contemporaries, such as Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Georges Braque, Joan Miró, and Amedeo Modigliani.

STUDIO: Henri Matisse was the leader of a group of artists labeled the fauves, or “wild beasts,” these painters played with bold, pure colors, simplified subject matter, and wild, dynamic brush strokes. Participants will create their own fauvist compositions, working from still-life arrangements which highlight complementary color combinations.

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Open 08:23 pm Yes, we are open until 9:00 PM today.
“Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way."

-Dale Chihuly

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Matisse in His Time:

Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
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Our City, Our Collection:

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