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Experiencing art at the museum is wonderful, but we know that visiting in person isn’t always possible. Below you will find some activities and resources to help you enjoy and explore the museum from home.


 

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During the museum’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re bringing our weekly preschool story time to you online. A new recording will be available on the FJJMA Facebook page every Tuesday morning at 10:30 for a limited time. Just like the in-person program,
Art Adventures from Home includes a book and related art activity, but we’ll
use materials readily available at home. Don't forget to share your family's completed projects in the comments section or tag us in your own post @fjjma. Recommended for ages 3-7, but kids of all ages are welcome to check it out!

To catch up on previous Art Adventures, click the button below!

Past Art Adventures


Click the button below and enjoy these simple steps, put together by the University of Oklahoma College
of Architecture, to design and build like an American School architect.  

Looking for inspiration to help you get started?  Don't forget to follow the link
for a virtual tour of Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture.

Get Started

Dig a little deeper into some favorite artworks from the collection, and then create art of your own inspired by these works using materials you probably have around your home. Check back for more guides soon. Recommended for ages 6 and up!

Giant House of Cards         Black Avanyu Jar

Riverside Studio Murals            Cos Cob

Mesteño         Alexander Reid


Get inspired by pieces in the collection and create your own artwork using step by step instructions developed in partnership with the art program at Washington Elementary. Download the activity sheets for each selected piece by clicking the buttons below! Recommended for ages 5-12.

Shahnama Persian Manuscript

Foo Dogs Chinese Sculpture

Femme Picasso Pitcher

Gope Boards

 


Let art inspire your writing with these creative prompts! This guide includes a
selection of poems and stories written
in response to works in the museum’s collection as part of our creative writing program for 6th graders as well as suggestions to help you get started.
Click the button below to download the guide. Recommended for ages 11 and up!

Creative Writing Guide


Need to stretch your legs and get some fresh air? Download our Outdoor Sculpture Guide and take it along as you explore the Sculpture Walk in the OU Fine Arts District. Even if you can’t get to campus for an actual walk, you can still enjoy a virtual stroll by using this downloadable guide or the same tour on our app. Click the button below to download a printable version of our outdoor sculpture guide. Recommended for humans and pets of all ages! 

Outdoor Sculpture Tour


In 2000, the University of Oklahoma received the single most important collection of French Impressionism ever given to an American public university. These informative guides provide an introduction to the unique galleries that make this collection a favorite of visitors.

 

Weitzenhoffer Collection


In 1946, the U.S. State Department assembled an exhibition of modernist paintings to highlight the freedom of expression enjoyed by artists in the United States. The result was Advancing American Art, an exhibition designed to combat communism but, ultimately, deemed un-American by members of the U.S. Congress and President Harry S. Truman. Read more about the fascinating history of one of the oldest parts of the museum’s permanent collection in this guide that lets you be part of the debate.

 

U.S. State Department Collection


Launched in 2018, the FJJMA app provides audio tours and other content that you can use from home for a virtual visit to the museum. Take a tour of permanent collection highlights, explore art from around the world, hear some of our youngest visitors discuss their museum favorites, or listen to Hear/Say episodes for lesser-known stories about featured artworks. The app is free and available for download for iOS devices. If you don’t have an iOS device, you can still access the app by visiting the web portal version. 

 

Download App.            Web Version