Lectures & Talks

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JAMES C. MEADE FRIENDS’ LECTURE SERIES

The James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture Series is named for Lifetime Trustee and Friends’ supporter James C. Meade, and features internationally recognized speakers in the Museum’s Samuel Roberts Noble Theater. Speakers include curators, critics, collectors, and cultural figures whose topics engage and educate audiences with perspectives in the visual arts.

 

UPCOMING LECTURE

Wednesday, November 6 | 6 pm
Exploring the Physical and Psychological Realities of Vermeer’s Genre Paintings
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.

Vermeer’s genre paintings depict men and women engaged in daily activities that seem familiar and related to our own lives. We greatly admire the seventeenth-century Delft artist’s ability to depict the physical reality of these scenes, whether through the shimmer of satin, the translucency of glass, or his mastery of light. Less noticed, however, is how successfully he conveyed the inner life of his figures. This talk will examine this important aspect of Vermeer’s artistic genius by examining the types of moments he portrayed and the relationships of his figures to their milieu.

Free for members | $12 for non-members
Tickets available at the door and seating is first come, first served.

 

MEMBER BENEFITS FOR JAMES C. MEADE FRIENDS’ LECTURES

All members receive free admission to James C. Meade Friends’ Lectures. In addition, Friend and Sustainer level members are also extended a special invitation to an exclusive reception prior to each lecture, as well as one annual dinner. Click here to learn more about the benefits of OKCMOA membership.

Special thanks to Heritage Trust Company for sponsoring the 2019 Annual Friends’ Dinner for Friend and Sustainer level members.