Now Playing in OKCMOA’s Virtual Cinema: July 10-16

NEW THIS WEEK: John Lewis: Good Trouble (Dawn Porter, USA, 2020)   Also screening in the Noble Theater, July 10-16.  We Are Little Zombies (Makoto Nagahisa, Japan, 2019) Bungalow (Ulrich Köhler, Germany 2020)  Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good (Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu, France, 2019)  Screening with One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural COMING SOON: Beats… 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

Paint Like Gene Davis

Materials: Canvas or thick watercolor paper (any size will work) Painter’s tape (masking tape will work on canvas, but will be too sticky for paper) Red, yellow, blue, black, and white acrylic or tempera paints Paintbrush Container for water Paper towel or rag Apron or old clothes (acrylic paints will stain clothing) Optional: Music that… Learn More

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