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Press Releases 2008

FJJMA Museum Offers $3 Holiday Admission

NORMAN, OKLA. – In the spirit of the holiday season, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma is giving the gift of art – for the whole family. From Friday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Dec. 30, the FJJMA will lower admission to $3 per family!


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Chernobyl Film Panel Heats Up OU Art Museum Now. 17

NORMAN, OKLA. – Twenty years after a nuclear reactor malfunction exploded radiation into the night sky, Chernobyl continues to take its toll on residents of the Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Although more than 50 workers at the infamous reactor died immediately following the April 26, 1986, explosion, approximately 4,000 have died from the long-term effects of radiation poisoning over the past 20 years.


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International Russian Exhibition to Premiere at University of Oklahoma Art Museum

NORMAN, OKLA. – Russian street scenes, paintings of the American West, colorful abstracts and emotive portraits are all part of an international exhibition exploring early 20th-century Russian immigrant art debuting in October at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A free, public opening is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the museum’s Sandy Bell Gallery.


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Stuart Family Foundation Makes Gift to Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Addition

NORMAN, OKLA. – University of Oklahoma Regent Jon R. Stuart and his wife, Dee Dee, of Tulsa, have made a $3 million lead gift from the Stuart Family Foundation to the expansion project for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, OU President David L. Boren announced at the December meeting of the OU Board of Regents.


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Russian Photography Exhibition Opens Nov. 8 at OU Art Museum

NORMAN, OKLA. – In 1992, just months after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a handful of Russian photographers began documenting life after communism for a new independent newspaper, the Moscow Times. Their photographs come to life in a new exhibition opening Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. A Museum Association Membership party, which is open without charge to the public, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.


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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Offers Holiday Shopping

NORMAN, OKLA. – Holiday shoppers in search of unique gifts need look no further than the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. From jewelry to folk art and children’s puzzles to holiday cards, the Museum Store offers art-inspired alternatives to the usual holiday hodgepodge.


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OU Museum's Offer Free Admission Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

NORMAN, OKLA. – Family comes first at the University of Oklahoma’s art and natural history museums. Both the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art are offering free admission Friday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 2, as part of the University’s annual Family Weekend.


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Author Shteyngart, Artist Komar to Speak at OU Oct. 22 and 24

NORMAN, OKLA.– Two important Russian émigré figures – an award-winning novelist and a popular conceptual artist – are appearing at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Gary Shteyngart and Vitaly Komar are scheduled to address the campus and community during free, public lectures Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 24, respectively.


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San Diego Art Museum Director, Russian Curator Highlight FJJMA Opening Oct. 4

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma premieres an international exhibition with special guests at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.  Derrick Cartwright, executive director of the San Diego Museum of Art, and Dr. Evgenia Petrova, deputy director of science at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, are scheduled to speak during the free, public opening of American Artists from the Russian Empire.


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Conference at OU to Examine the State of U.S.-Russian Relations

NORMAN, OKLA. – Policymakers, academicians and businessmen from the United States and Russia will focus on both the political and economic relations between the two countries and the geopolitical importance of energy during a free, public conference Friday, Oct. 3, at the University of Oklahoma. The conference is titled, “Oil, Gas and Power: Russia and the United States.”


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Tuesday Noon Concerts Series Opens Sept. 16 at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – Lunch goers in search of something different need look no further than the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. The museum’s free weekly Tuesday Noon Concerts series kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Sandy Bell Gallery.


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Art Historian Explores Russian Palaces, Architecture Sept. 11 and 12 at OU's Art Museum

NORMAN, OKLA. – Few Oklahomans will ever set foot in Russian imperial palaces, but international art historian Emmanuel Ducamp offers the next best thing when he explores 18th- and 19th-century Russian palaces and architecture Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11 and 12, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.


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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Continues Art After Hours Sept. 4

NORMAN, OKLA. – Local art connoisseurs who cannot visit museums during normal hours are invited to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Thursday, Sept. 4, as the museum continues its fall series Art After Hours.

  
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FredFilms Series Kicks Off at OU's Art Museum, Aug. 28

NORMAN, OKLA. – Film fans are in for a treat as FredFilms returns at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the University of Oklahoma. One of the many programs at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the FredFilms weekly film series reveals a glimpse of cinema as it relates to a certain theme each semester.


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Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art announces Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs, a stunning exhibition of 45 rare icons and oklads (decorative icon covers) from the collection of Hillwood Museum & Gardens.


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Chinese Photography comes to OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

NORMAN, OKLA – Beginning Friday, April 18, visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma will have the opportunity to see “China: Insights” an exhibition that brings together the work of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yan Kang, Yu Haibo and Zhang Xinmin.


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Works by Visiting Artist Hung Liu to be Exhibited at OU's Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

NORMAN – “Hung Liu: Now and Then,” featuring works by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Hung Liu, will open Thursday, April 3, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.


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Highlights From the Adkins Collection Exhibition Opens

NORMAN, OKLA. – Works of art from the Eugene B. Adkins Collection – one of the most important private collections in the nation featuring the Taos artists as well as Native American art – will open to the public on Friday, March 7, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. 


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94th Annual OU School of Art Students Exhibition

NORMAN, OKLA. – Students from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Art are making final preparations for the 94th Annual Exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

 

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Hung Liu: Now and Then

NORMAN, OKLA. – “Hung Liu: Now and Then,” featuring works by renowned Chinese contemporary artist Hung Liu, will open Thursday, April 3, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Dr. Melissa Chiu, Asian Society Museum Director, New York will speak at 6 p.m. on “Chinese Contemporary Art:  Seven Things You Should Know” and there will a reception for Hung Liu from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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