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Press Releases 2009

Twelve Fellows Chosen for New Regional Contemporary Art Program

NORMAN, OKLA. – The first twelve Fellows have been selected for a brand new contemporary art program for art writers and curators. Structured unlike any program in the nation, the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship encourages writing that is informed, articulate, inspired and engages audiences in contemporary art.

 

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Art Museum Offers Free Admission, Store Discounts

NORMAN, OKLA. –  Many may be giving presents on Dec. 25, but the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is saving its holiday gift for just after. The museum on the University of Oklahoma campus is announcing free admission for all visitors from Saturday, Dec. 26, through Wednesday, Dec. 30.

 

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FJJMA Premieres Rodin Sculpture Through March 15, 2010

NORMAN, OKLA. –  Christmas has come early to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, but a new sculpture is as much a gift to visitors as it is to the museum. Through March 15, 2010, museum visitors get a rare chance to view "The Kiss" ("Le Baiser"), one of only five lifetime casts, on this scale, of the bronze statue by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).

 

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OU Museums Announce Holiday Hours

NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma’s two great museums – the Sam Noble Museum and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, will be open through the Thanksgiving weekend, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.  Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both museums will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 


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Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk Welcomes a New Gallery in November

NORMAN, OKLA. – Norman Arts Council’s Second Friday Circuit of Art of November welcomes a new gallery at Re-Run Junction, as well as arts activities in the OU Arts District as a part of OU’s Campus Activities Council Family Weekend.  The art walk is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at art galleries throughout Norman. 


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Photography Gift Premieres as Exhibition Nov. 6 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – It takes a creative eye to collect and appreciate art. Carol Beesley, who has been collecting photography and teaching art at the University of Oklahoma for 30 years, shares a glimpse of her artistic vision with a new exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  


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Live 1930s Comedy Hits OU Museum Stage Oct. 23

NORMAN, OKLA. – Before Oklahoma became a household name on Broadway, playwright Lynn Riggs debuted the comedy Russet Mantle. The University of Oklahoma School of Drama and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art are teaming up to present a free staged reading of the 1936 comedy at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the museum. 


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Student Party Offers Live Performances Oct. 7 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – Students at the University of Oklahoma will get preferential treatment when the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens a new exhibition with a party at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. 

 

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‘Sooners’ Exhibit Explores Oklahoma, New Mexico Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – Deep within the history of Oklahoma art lies a connection with New Mexico, an enchanted land and home to Western and Native American artists who inspired Sooner artists for decades and beyond. 


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Native Artists to Discuss Identity Issues Sept. 11 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – Eight Native Oklahoman artists are gathering for a public panel discussion about survival strategies and identity issues during a special event at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 11. At 10 a.m., the artists will begin a session titled Art as Identity: The Operative Principles of Affirmation, Accommodation and Appropriation in the Native American Artistic Pursuit of Self.

 

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'Spirit Red' Captures Adventures of Collecting Native Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – Art appreciation takes many forms, but for Rennard Strickland, collecting art has become a lifelong legacy. Highlights from his art acquisitions go on display in a new exhibition, June 4, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.


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Curtis Exhibition Unveils 1920s Native Oklahoman Photos

NORMAN, OKLA. – Thirty years after photographer Edward S. Curtis began his epic mission to research and photograph Western American Indian tribes, the ambitious journalist landed in Oklahoma. Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, March 28 to May 17, will see how photos from his 1926 excursion reveal an authentic look at Native Oklahomans.


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April 10 Circuit of Art Draws Norman Studio Artists

NORMAN, OKLA. – They say the third time’s a charm. Local art galleries will find out for sure on Friday, April 10, when the Second Friday Circuit of Art comes to town. The third installment of the Norman Arts Council’s new monthly art gallery route features art exhibitions, live entertainment, guest artists and much more.


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‘Borderlands’ Explores Native, Western American Art at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA.– Kicking off a full year of Native American and Western American artwork, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art unveils its first exhibition for 2009 at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. “Borderlands: Images of the American West” reveals a look at the Western United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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FJJMA Museum Association Announces King Tut Trip

NORMAN, OLKA. – This spring, members of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association will get a chance to learn more about the mysterious life and death of King Tut as part of the annual spring museum trip.


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Art After Hours Studies Remington, Russell Friday Night

NORMAN, OKLA. – Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will get a glimpse of how turn-of-the-20th-century artists viewed the West Friday, Feb. 27, during Art After Hours.


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NY Artist Feinstein to Lecture at FJJMA Feb. 25

NORMAN, OKLA. – Her artwork has been reviewed in Momenta Art, Art in America and The New York Times to name a few. New York artist Rochelle Feinstein will visit the University of Oklahoma for a public lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.


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Feb. 6 Museum Lecture Examines Western History, Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – Western American history converges with art when Sterling Evans reveals a historical approach to a new art exhibition 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.


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OU Art Museum Offers Adkins Collection Through Feb. 22

NORMAN, OKLA. – Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art have a mere few days left to view one of the nation’s most important private collections of Southwest and Native American artwork in Norman before the collection closes for museum construction.


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March 13 Circuit of Art Features Local Exhibitions, Music

NORMAN, OKLA. – Art exhibitions, live entertainment, guest artists and much more will be featured as the Norman Arts Council presents the Second Friday Circuit of Art.


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