In celebration of the many extraordinary acquisitions that have made the Oklahoma City Museum of Art the premier collecting institution in central Oklahoma, the exhibition Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy tells the story of the Museum’s history as a series of transformative gifts, bequests, and acquisitions. Beginning with the Works Projects Administration’s donation of twenty-eight works of art to Oklahoma City in 1942, Our City, Our Collection explores the Museum’s rich permanent collection as one of our community’s most important cultural assets. Included in the exhibition are some of the world’s most significant artists: Georgia O’Keeffe, Rembrandt van Rijn, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alexander Calder, John Singleton Copley, Andrew Wyeth, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, and many, many more. This is the Museum’s legacy to our city.
Our City, Our Collection Programming and Events
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW & LECTURE
Building a Museum, Building a Nation: Colonial Portraiture and the Construction of New Identities
Friday, March 11
Michael Anderson, Curator of Film and American Art, will present a lecture to mark the opening of the exhibition.
SONIC FREE FAMILY DAY: OUR CITY, OUR ART
Sunday, April 10
Enjoy free admission and a host of hands-on art projects and in-gallery experiences throughout the entire Museum.
Monday, April 11
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones.
Reservations required. Group rate available.
GALLERY + STUDIO
Led by a gallery educator, groups of up to 30 spend an hour touring the exhibition, followed by an hour in the studio creating art inspired by their visit.
Looking Closely (Ages 9-12), Saturday, April 23
DROP-IN ART (All ages)
Calder-Inspired Stabiles, Saturday, April 2, 1-4 p.m.
Collage Landscapes, Saturday, April 30, 1-4 p.m.
Still-Life Flowers, Saturday, May 14, 1-4 p.m.
Watercolor Landscape Painting, Saturday, May 21, 1-4 p.m.
Dancing Mobiles, Saturday, May 28, 1-4 p.m.
Free with admission
Hans Hofmann (American, born Germany, 1880–1966). Provincetown Number One, 1937. Oil on board. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions, 1976.005, © 2015 Estate of Hans Hofmann / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York