Behind-The-Scenes With Dale Chihuly: Episode Four

You may be familiar with Chihuly’s Waterford Crystal Chandelier (pictured above) in our theater lobby, but how much do you know about his Icicle Creek Chandelier in Leavenworth, Washington? They have several similarities, but one obvious difference is in the installation. Watch how this magnificent piece comes to fruition and see it installed in the… Learn More

Behind-The-Scenes With Dale Chihuly: Episode Three

Enjoy another behind-the-scenes look with Dale Chihuly! In this episode, we see the vision of Chihuly as he explores the relationship between glass art and nature. Learn about the fascinating process of creating the multi-layered glass objects.   © Chihuly Studio

Create Art with a Message

Alexandre Hogue was an American artist who often showed the harmful effects of humans on the earth. Hogue’s mother taught him about “Mother Earth” at an early age, and this concept would have a huge impact on his work. In the 1930s, he created art that showed the southwest region of the United States during… Learn More

Behind-The-Scenes With Dale Chihuly: Episode Two

We’re back with another behind-the-scenes look with Dale Chihuly! In this installment, we dive into Chihuly’s Macchia series. Learn about the fascinating process of creating the multi-layered glass objects. © Chihuly Studio

Bright, Bold, Brilliantly Colored Flowers for Mom: (or any supportive mother figure in your life)

Materials: Canvas or watercolor paper Pencil Acrylic or tempera paints Paintbrushes (one small and one large would be ideal) Flowers for reference (real or pictures) Water container Paper towels Smock and/or table coverings (acrylic paint is not washable from fabrics) An arrangement of your mom’s favorite things Let’s show our appreciation for the mother figures… Learn More

Behind-The-Scenes With Dale Chihuly: Episode One

As we prepare to open next month, we’re going behind-the-scenes with Dale Chihuly through a five-part series from Chihuly Studio! Watch the first installment of these intriguing looks into the artist’s wondrous imaginative works, and prepare yourself to see them in the Museum!     © Chihuly Studio

Staff Picks: Pietro Sardo

One of my favorite works in our permanent collection is The Nativity, a painting attributed to the Italian artist Pietro Sardo and created around the year 1500. This large work, almost five feet tall, was once the left wing of a triptych, a three-part painting. The panels were separated for sale in the early twentieth… Learn More

Staff Picks: Kenyon Cox’s Sketchbooks

I am fortunate in that my daily job responsibilities allow me to interact with all of the objects in the Museum’s care. It also makes it difficult to choose just one object, above all others, as my favorite. So I won’t, I’ll choose five: Kenyon Cox’s sketchbooks. Kenyon Cox (1856–1919) was born into a prominent… Learn More

Staff Picks: Bryon Chambers and Roja Najafi discuss INXIT by Alfonso Ossorio

For this week’s virtual collection post, OKCMOA’s Bryon Chambers and Roja Najafi discuss one of their shared favorites, INXIT by Alfonso Ossorio. Created in 1968, the assemblage sculpture, a wooden door and frame adorned with various materials, has sparked some interesting conversations in the galleries. Chambers and Najafi speak to some of those questions, share… Learn More

Three Transformative Acquisitions: Kehinde Wiley's Jacob de Graeff, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Fireworks (Archives) & Thomas Cole's An Italian Autumn

In the summer of 2017, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosted Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a mid-career survey for an artist whose stature would grow exponentially one year later with the unveiling of his presidential portrait of Barack Obama. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, with loans from all of the other host institutions… Learn More