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Check back to this page throughout the semster to find out more about our upcoming events.

August 6

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

August 13

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett

August 20

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

THE AUGUST 24 MEDIA MIXER HAS BEEN CANCELED

Media Mixer: Impressionism

August 27

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

August 30

Members Meetup
6-8 p.m. | Headington College
Members only
 

Museum Association Members are invited to an exclusive tour of Headington College with Senior Fellow and Associate Senior Fellow, Drs Keith and Kim Gaddie Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm. This tailgate themed meet up will include complimentary sliders plus red (crimson) and white (cream) wine! ☝️

Members must RSVP to receive further parking and entrance information. Contact the Museum Association office by phone at (405) 325-5990 or email artmuseumassoc@ou.edu to RSVP. 

September 3

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Shape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth

September 10

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, illustrations by Jane Chapman


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Opera Preview - The Golden Cockerel

September 13

The Mellon Foundation Lecture in Native American Art: Guest Lecturer Heather Igloliorte
7 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium
Free and open to the public 

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the OU School of Visual Art is proud to present the Mellon Foundation Lecture in Native American Art on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium.

Guest lecturer Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar and independent curator who holds the University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement at Concordia University. Heather is the Co-Director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Cluster (IIF) in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. Igloliorte works with collaborators and students to explore how Indigenous people are imagining the future of their families and communities. Her teaching and research interests center on Inuit and other Native North American visual and material culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and resurgence. 

In this lecture, she will discuss the emergent field of Inuit curatorial practice and explore how Inuit artists and curators are enacting exciting changes in the arts in Canada by bringing Inuit knowledge into museums and galleries.

Please contact Dr. Jackson Rushing, the Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art, for more information about this lecture. 

September 17

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Bridget’s Beret by Tom Lichtenheld


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Percussion Studio with Andrew Richardson

September 24

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

The Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox, illustrations by Marc Rosenthal


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Organ Studio with Damin Spritzer

October 1

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Meet Me at the Art Museum by David Goldin


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Piano Studio with Igor Lipinski

October 3

Reinstallation Opening Reception
Members only | 7-9 p.m. 

Save the date, members! Thursday, October 3 is our grand opening of the museum's reinstallation. This will be a private event for members only. The evening will consist of food, drinks, performances, and the unveiling of our galleries. Look for your official invite in the mail in September! Not a member, but still want to join in on the fun? Head to our Museum Association page to find which level of membership is perfect for you! 

October 4

Saxon Lecture
7 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium
Free and open to the public

October 6

Our Museum is YOUR Museum - Open House
1-5 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Celebrate the Fred’s major gallery reinstall with a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Kids can sightsee through the collections using our new Family Packs, while adults can travel the world with a “Passport to the Arts” tour on the FJJMA museum app. Prizes will be awarded at the front desk for those who complete their epic journey!

October 8

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin, illustrations by Harry Bliss


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Trombone Studio with Irv Wagner

October 15

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Oboe Studio with Dan Schwartz

October 17

New Spaces/New Faces: Student Party
7-8:30 p.m. | Sandy Bell Gallery
Free and open to the public

Join us for an evening of frivolity as we kick off the opening of our fall exhibition AND the museum’s major reinstall. We’re mixing it up with DIY caricatures and a food combo challenge you’ll never forget! Make new friends during the Human Scavenger Hunt and enjoy peer-led tours while bonding over all things art. Plus, we'll be giving away gift cards to all your favorite Campus Corner and Main Street eats!

October 22

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Wonderfall by Michael Hall


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Saxophone Studio with Jonathan Nichol

October 24

Harold Stevenson Lecture
7 p.m. Mary Eddy Auditorium
Free and open to the public

October 29

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston, illustrations by Jeanette Winter


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Sooner Bassooners 

November 2

Día de Los Muertos
1-4 p.m. | Free and open to the public

We’re hosting a Day of the Dead event with family-friendly activities at the museum! Visit the Menagerie installation and make your own ofrenda, sugar skull mask, and papel picada decorations. Light refreshments will be provided to celebrate Latin American culture at the museum!

November 5

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Dali and the Path of Dreams by Anna Obiols, illustrations by Joan Subirana


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Cello Studio with Jon Ruck

November 12

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship by Kelly Light

Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Viola Studio with Mark Neumann

Lester Wing Gallery Talk
2 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Join us for back-to-back gallery talks that focus on the museum’s reinstallation of the permanent collections. The Lester Wing talk will be led by Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director Mark White. 

November 14

About Face: Portrait Drawing 
7:00-8:30 p.m | Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free, seating is limited to 20 people
.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a portrait? Artist and Outreach Coordinator Amanda-Boehm Garcia will lead a fun and easy beginner’s class for adults inspired by the Great Society exhibition. Register before November 11th to secure your spot! Contact aboehmgarcia@ou.edu or call 405-325-2297 to sign up. Join us for back-to-back gallery talks that focus on the museum’s reinstallation of the permanent collections. The Lester Wing talk will be led by Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director Mark White. 

November 15

Museum Association Bus Trip: Bartlesville 
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association is hosting a day bus trip to Bartlesville, Oklahoma on November 15th, 2019! Trip attendees will visit the Price Tower, Copper Restaurant + Bar, and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve. All costs for the trip are inclusive, and transportation to and from our destination will be provided. The bus will tentatively return to the Lloyd Noble Center by 7:00 p.m. that evening. To sign up, visit the Membership events page or contact the Museum Association office at artmuseumassoc@ou.edu or by calling (405) 325-5990.

November 16

Misunderstood! Poetry Reading 
1-3 p.m. in the Mezzanine
Free and open to the public

This poetry reading is intended to give audiences a chance to interact with the poetry and art of Misunderstood! in a new and more intimate way. Several poems will be read aloud by different individuals, all from Oklahoma, who have a personal connection to the material in this exhibit. With poems ranging from 1894 to 2019, the reading will cover a large timeframe of works with poets all tired of being misunderstood. 

November 19

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Violin Studio with Gregory Lee

Stuart Wing Gallery Talk
2 p.m. | Free and open to the public

Join us for back-to-back gallery talks that focus on the museum’s reinstallation of the permanent collections. The Stuart Wing talk will be led by Eugene B. Adkins Curator Hadley Jerman. 

November 26

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

David’s Drawings by Cathryn Falwell


Tuesday Noon Concert
Sandy Bell Gallery

Chamber Music

December 3

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, illustrations by Robin Baird Lewis

December 10

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalben

December 12

All Aboard!
6-8 p.m. | Sandy Bell Gallery 
Free and open to kids of all ages

Model trains are back and better than ever! See them during the last half of December during our festive installation featuring live music and a visit from Santa. The opening night includes art activities, a cookie and hot cocoa bar, and much more! This family-friendly event starts at 6 p.m. Don't miss your chance to get your holidays on the right track!

December 17

Art Adventures
10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom
Free and open to kids of all ages

No Two Alike by Keith Baker

No Art Adventures December 24 or 31