Museum Films’ 20 Best New Films of 2020

In film, as in every other area of life, 2020 was a year like no other. However, despite festival cancellations (beginning with SXSW), shuttered multiplexes, and postponed blockbusters, 2020 still yielded a number of noteworthy new films—so many in fact that Museum Films has broken from tradition and selected twenty rather than the customary ten… Learn More

TV On the Big Screen… In Virtual Cinemas: Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness & To the Ends of the Earth

Opening today in OKCMOA’s Virtual Cinema are two new international prize-winning films from Central (Uzbekistan) and Western Asia (Iran) that each construct their narrative around a television program. The Iranian feature, Massoud Bakhshi’s Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, is more persistent in this emphasis, with a story that unfolds in real-time around a live television… Learn More

OKCMOA Members Visit OKC Zoo for 1/2 Off: January 2-17, 2021

We’ve partnered with the Oklahoma City Zoo to say thank you to our members with an especially wild and exclusive opportunity. From January 2-17, 2021, OKCMOA members will receive a 50% discount on general admission to the OKC Zoo for up to 6 paying guests! Experience – up close and personal – the inspiration for… Learn More

Gift Membership: Give Experiences 

Memberships make great gifts! OKCMOA gift membership provides a year of entertainment and exclusive arts experiences through first-rate exhibitions, captivating films, and engaging programs. Surprise your loved ones with a unique and meaningful gift from OKCMOA!    All gift membership recipients enjoy:  Unlimited free exhibition admission for 1-2 adults and accompanying children (ages 17 and under) … Learn More

Francisca: Manoel de Oliveira's Masterpiece of Theatrical Modernism

Manoel de Oliveira’s Francisca (1981), from the director’s adaptation of Agustina Bessa-Luís’s 1979 novel Fanny Owen, represents one of the most complete expressions of the filmmaker’s eight decade career. Whether, as is claimed for the film, that it showcases the director’s mature style for the first time, Francisca regardless presents Oliveira’s “open air” theatrical aesthetic… Learn More

The Painters of Pompeii: Virtual Programming

Travel to Naples and Southern Italy without leaving your home! In preparation for next summer’s special exhibition, The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples, OKCMOA is offering a series of expert-led conversations for all ages that will explore topics ranging from Southern Italian food and wine to daily life in… Learn More

Remembering James C. Meade

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art mourns the loss of James C. Meade, a Lifetime Museum Trustee, Past Board Chair, and one of the outstanding art collectors of our community. The generosity of Mr. Meade and his wife, Virginia W. Meade, has been pivotal to building the Museum’s permanent collection, with their many gifts and establishment… Learn More

Museum Films at Home: Celebrating African-American Filmmakers

In celebration of Juneteenth, we’re honored to recommend a selection of our favorite films by African-American and Afro-Caribbean directors. Running the gamut from experimental nonfiction to realist drama, from romantic comedies to horror films, from Oscar winners to low-budget indies these entertaining, eye-opening, beautifully crafted features—many of which made their local debut in OKCMOA’s Noble… Learn More

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