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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is one of the leading arts institutions in the region. The Museum presents a dynamic range of exhibitions organized from prestigious museums and collections throughout the world. The Museum’s own diverse collection features highlights from North America, Europe, and Asia, with particular strengths in American art and postwar abstraction. The permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass, a major collection of photography by Brett Weston, and the definitive museum collection of works by the Washington Color painter Paul Reed. The Museum’s renowned Samuel Roberts Noble Theater screens the finest international, independent, documentary, and classic films. Museum amenities include the Museum Store, the Roof Terrace, and the Museum Cafe, a full-service restaurant, offering lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a full bar, and on-site catering services. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. The Museum serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries.
DONALD W. REYNOLDS VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Consisting of three floors of galleries, studio classrooms, Museum Store, Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, and Museum Cafe, the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center is in the Arts District of downtown Oklahoma City between Hudson and Walker Avenues on Couch Drive. The Museum, designed by Allen Brown Architects, opened in in its current location in 2002.
SAMUEL ROBERTS NOBLE THEATER
Incorporating the original 1947 Centre Theater as an adaptive reuse project, the 250-seat Samuel Roberts Noble Theater features a state-of-the-art projection system and is home to the Museum’s film program, which presents screenings every Thursday through Sunday.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has two lobbies, one at the atrium entrance to the building’s west, near Walker Avenue, and the second at the theater box office to the building’s east, near Hudson Avenue. Each features large-scale glass installations by Dale Chihuly.
The Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower, created by Dale Chihuly, was commissioned by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in 1999. This monumental sculpture was created for the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center atrium entrance in memory of the late Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick, a Museum founder.
The Waterford Crystal Chandelier, one of two Chihuly Waterford Crystal Chandeliers in the world, is comprised of 203 individual blown lead crystal parts, each etched by Waterford artisans. The Chandelier is 9 feet, 7 inches in height, 5 feet, 5 inches in diameter, and weighs 2,000 pounds. It is mounted in the Noble Theater lobby. It may be viewed from the ground floor or from the mezzanine, which overlooks the theater lobby.
The Roof Terrace is frequently open for special Museum events and can be booked for special occasions. Located atop the three-story Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center, the Roof Terrace offers a spectacular view of downtown Oklahoma City.