Celebrate Victorian Radicals with Victorian Afternoon Tea!

We’re celebrating Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement with some extended afternoon tea times in the Museum Cafe! Now through January 6, enjoy a delightfully radical offering of yummy savories and sweets with a selection of teas Thursday through Saturday from 2:30-4:30. Don’t have time to make plans? Reservations aren’t necessary!… Learn More

Studio Programs Teaching Artist: Adjunct / Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Studio Programs Teaching Artist will facilitate studio art-making experiences inspired by special exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. Teaching Artists may work in one or more media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, installation, animation, photography, fiber arts, and new media. The Museum seeks applicants who have experience… Learn More

“After the Floating World” and “The Unsettled Lens” close May 14: More than 3,300 students have visited exhibitions on free school tours

This weekend will be the final weekend to see two original OKCMOA exhibitions, “After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints” and “The Unsettled Lens: Photography from the Permanent Collection”. Since the exhibitions opened on Feb. 18, over 3,300 students from across the state have visited OKCMOA on free school tours funded… Learn More

Visiting FAQs

PLANNING YOUR VISIT Where should I park? Please click here for a map, directions and parking information. Are wheelchairs and walkers available? We have several wheelchairs and walkers available that are first come, first served. Can I bring a backpack into the galleries? Backpacks and large bags are not allowed in our galleries. We offer lockers for… Learn More

The Gift

Never underestimate the power of museums to transform young lives. My favorite example of this phenomenon is also the story of my late colleague and best friend. Some twenty-five years ago at a conference, I met William Siegmann. I was a curator at a smallish museum with a respectable collection of African art. Bill was… Learn More

You’re All Artists, Right?

The revelation that I work in an art museum can be a great icebreaker. I’ve had riveting conversations about museums and the art world with seatmates on planes, fellow shoppers in the checkout line, and the guys in the locker room at the gym. After the initial amusement of encountering someone who does something against… Read More

An Amazing Year of Art Experiences

As we welcome a new year, now is the ideal time for me to reflect on some of my most memorable art experiences of 2014. It was a year in which I saw exciting exhibitions and memorable works of art, magnificent architecture, and evocative—sometimes disturbing—places. Many of the artworks I encountered felt like old friends… Read More

Our Many Generations: Reflections on Chinese Contemporary Artists

During my recent trip to China, I had the opportunity to see a staggering diversity of art and meet quite a few artists in addition to museum colleagues. To say that its contemporary art scene is exciting is an understatement. During my two week stay, I went to openings, met galleriests and paid studio visits… Read More

Coming to You from China

As promised, this blog post is coming to you from China—the bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing, to be exact. I’m a seasoned world traveller, but this was little preparation for China. It’s vast scale and the mixture of ancient with state of the art and the blend of communism with capitalism are mind-boggling. So,… Read More