Official Statement From OKCMOA

We, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, grieve the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many more who have died or lost their loved ones to unchecked police violence. Widespread protests, including those close to the Museum, once again have brought into focus long histories of systemic racism, violence, and silencing that… Learn More

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

Looking Ahead

As we come to the conclusion of the Museum’s Virtual OKCMOA project—though not our virtual screenings, which will continue until the Noble Theater reopens its doors—it seems fitting to look ahead to the many rich cinematic experiences still awaiting Oklahoma City audiences, both virtually in the short term, and eventually back in the comfortable, socially… Learn More

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

All About Mothers: Mother’s Day Film Recommendations

This week in OKCMOA’s virtual theater, we’re excited to welcome a new lineup of films designed with the whole family in mind. From the studio behind Parasite and Apollo 11, hit Sundance documentary Spaceship Earth tells the fascinating stranger-than-fiction story behind the 1991 Biosphere 2 project. Another engaging new documentary, Santiago, Italia, directed by celebrated Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti… Learn More

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