Visiting FAQs for “Matisse in His Time”

OKCMOA wants you to enjoy your visit. To ensure you make the most of your Matisse in His Time experience, please read our FAQs before planning your trip!

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, OKCMOA will extend hours for the final weeks of Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Extended hours in September are below:

Friday, Sept. 2: 10 am-9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 3: 10 am-9 pm
Sunday, Sept. 4: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 11: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 18: 10 am-6 pm


*PLEASE NOTE: Large print labels that correlate to the works of art in the exhibition are available at the front desk for those needing larger text.
How do I use the Audio Guide?  The audio guide can be used on any smart phone and accessed one of two ways:
1) Dial (405) 236-TOUR and enter the stop number when prompted.
2) Visit and follow along by picking up an audio guide card at our audio guide desk in the lobby. Please note headphones are required to listen to the tour in the galleries. We recommend guests bring their own headphones. We will also have earbuds available for purchase at the audio guide table in the lobby for $2. Don’t forget your smartphone as well!
What is Drop-In Art?  Drop-In Art is an opportunity to create and take home your own work of art inspired by Matisse in His Time. Our teaching artists will provide basic instruction and materials during these come-and-go art-making sessions every Saturday 1-4 pm in our classrooms.

How does timed ticketing work?  Instead of waiting in a long line to see the exhibition, you can preselect the time that works best for you! This allows you a more intimate exhibition experience without long wait times and helps us ensure the safety of the works in the exhibition.
1) Purchase your ticket here, then print it and bring it with you.
2) Check in at the front desk when arriving at the Museum (15 minutes early!)
3) You will then be directed to the exhibition entrance on the second floor.
Do I need to print my ticket? Yes, please bring your ticket with you and check in at the front desk.
When should I arrive for my time slot? Please arrive at the Museum 15 minutes before your time slot in order to allow for adequate time to check in at the front desk and navigate to the second floor landing. Please click here to see updates on downtown construction as well as available parking areas.
What happens if I miss my time?  If you miss the window for your timed ticket, we will do our best to accommodate you within the next available time slot. That said, for tickets purchased toward the end of the day or during busy times, such as Saturdays and Sundays, we may not have anything else available that day. We will make sure to accommodate you as soon as we are able with a time that works for your schedule.
Can I reschedule my timed ticket?  Yes, but rescheduling your ticket cannot be done online—only over the phone or in person at the Museum. Please call us during business hours at (405) 278-8237 and we will be happy to assist you.
What hours is the exhibition open? Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am-5 pm, Thursday: 10 am-9 pm, Sunday: noon-5 pm, Closed on Mondays
How long will it take to see the exhibition?  We estimate it will take about an hour to see the exhibition. We welcome you to stay for as long or as short as you’d like.
How much are tickets?  Adult tickets are $12. Discounted tickets are available for former military members ($5), seniors ($10), students ($10) and children ($10). Children ages 5 and under, as well as active military members are free. Student and military tickets can be purchased in person only with valid I.D. and cannot be purchased online. Members of the Museum receive free admission to the exhibition but are still encouraged to reserve tickets ahead of time.
Does my ticket include access to the entire Museum or just to Matisse in His Time? Yes, tickets include admission to the entire Museum, including OKCMOA’s permanent collection exhibition Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy, which will be on view until August 28, and Dale Chihuly: Magic and Light.
Can I purchase an advanced ticket for Art After 5?  Art After 5 tickets during the exhibition will be sold in person only and on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm.
How do I schedule a group tour? Group tours MUST be scheduled in advance by calling (405) 278-8213.
Pricing for group tours is as follows:
Adult Tours (15 or more): $7 per person.
Senior Tours (15 or more): $6.50 per person.
School Tours (Oklahoma K-12 Students): Free (ask us about transportation reimbursement!).
School Tours (Outside of OK/College Students): $3 per person.
GALLERY + STUDIO tours (includes art-making in our classroom in addition to time in the galleries): Pricing available on request.

Where should I park? Please click here to visit our map and directions page for more parking area information.
Are wheelchairs available? We have several wheelchairs available that are first come, first served.
Can I bring a backpack into the exhibition? Backpacks and large bags are not allowed in our galleries. We offer lockers for 25 cents, which are located in our coat room. Please ask one of our Visitor Services staff members for details.
Can I bring food and/or drinks into the exhibition? Food and drinks are NOT allowed in the exhibition in order to preserve these incredible works for future generations.
Can I take pictures in the exhibition? Yes, as long as you DON’T use your flash! We encourage guests to share photos with us by using #matisseinokc.
Where are your changing tables located? 
Changing tables can be found in the family restrooms located in the coat room and the theater lobby.

Pablo Picasso. Femme couchée sur un divan bleu, 1960. Oil on canvas. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris. MNAM-CCI. Gift of Louise and Michel Leiris, 1984. AM 1984-639. © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Service de la documentation photographique du MNAM/Dist. RMN-GP