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Press Releases 2010

Art Museum Offers Free Admission, Store Discounts

NORMAN, OKLA. – In the spirit of giving, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is opening its doors with free admission between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The museum on the University of Oklahoma campus will offer free admission for all visitors Dec. 26, 28, 29 and 30.

 

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Cutting Edge Architecture Exhibit Opens Oct. 9 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – Although his architectural structures dot the Oklahoma landscape from Norman to Bartlesville, Bruce Goff is celebrated internationally for his innovative design, nontraditional choice of materials and creative ingenuity. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma pays tribute to Goff in a new exhibition opening            Saturday, Oct. 9.

 

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FJJMA Offers Free Bruce Goff Leture Dec. 3

NORMAN, OKLA. – In light of a new exhibition celebrating the architecture of Bruce Goff, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will present a free public lecture at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, featuring Christina Hoehn, assistant professor of interior design at the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture, on Goff's effect on the University's architecture department.

 

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Student-Curated Photography Show Opens Nov. 5 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – What makes two completely different photographs similar? It's up to the viewer to find out in a new student-curated exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Stare Stare Stereo opens with a free, public reception at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

 

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Art Museum Offers Free Architecture Lectures Oct. 22

NORMAN, OKLA. – Continuing its momentum with a new exhibition celebrating the architecture of Bruce Goff, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art invites the public to a free series of lectures at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

 

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FJJMA Combines Architecture, Music, Lecture Oct. 13-15

NORMAN, OKLA. – In the spirit of Bruce Goff, who often was inspired by music while designing architecture, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art invites the public to two free concerts. Chicago-based Third Coast Percussion will preform at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, and at 8 p.m.on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Catlett Music Center.

 

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Fall Brings Tuesday Noon Concerts Back to FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – A popular weekly series combining live music and art returns this fall to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. A collaboration of the University of Oklahoma School of Music and the FJJMA, Tuesday Noon Concerts offer a 30-minute concert each Tuesday at noon through Nov. 30.

 


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OU Art Museum Exhibits Second Van Gogh Painting

NORMAN, OKLA. – Visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art may be well familiar with the iconic painting by Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Alexander Reid. For a limited time, visitors will get a rare opportunity to see two works by Van Gogh in the same museum in Oklahoma.

 


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Art Museum Rolls Out New Student Organization

NORMAN, OKLA. – In its continuing effort to reach out to students, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art recently announced the formation of a new OU student organization. The Art Museum Ambassadors will encourage student involvement at the museum with direct feedback to museum staff, improved grassroots marketing initiatives and other special opportunities.

 

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Celebrated Photographer to Lecture at OU Art Museum

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West will present a lecture by Mark Klett, Regents’ Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2010, in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Avenue, in the OU Arts District

 

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OU Art Museum Closing Aug. 3-13 for Updates

NORMAN, OKLA. – As part of its ongoing construction progress, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma will close temporarily Tuesday, Aug. 3 and reopen Friday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

 

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Art "à la CART" Features Sonder Music Performers

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will host Art "à la CART" featuring live musical performances by students from Sonder Music, Dance & Art from 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 9.

 

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Dads Receive Free Admission to OU Museums

NORMAN, OKLA. – The University of Oklahoma’s two world-class museums – the Sam Noble Museum and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – offer free admission for dads on Father’s Day. All dads will receive free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 20.

 

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Wanderlust Drives Travel Photography Exhibition at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – Author John Steinbeck, in his 1962 book Travels with Charley: In Search of America, said Americans were defined by “a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any here ... nearly every American hungers to move.” Wanderlust: Travel and American Photography examines the role American highways and interstates have played in the migratory desires of the American people. The new exhibition opens at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Friday, June 4, with a special public opening reception at 7 p.m.

 

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Unique Museum Concert Celebrates Rauschenberg May 28

NORMAN, OKLA. – What does a collage sound like? Does modern art make a sound? Stringed instruments, a record player, percussion and vacuum cleaners will be featured in a free concert 5 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The experimental concert draws its inspiration from the works of modern artist Robert Rauschenberg.

 

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Public Picnic Combines Norman Arts, Entertainment

NORMAN, OKLA. – Three of Norman’s powerhouse arts organizations are joining forces for a fun afternoon in the park. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Firehouse Art Center and Jacobson House are teaming up to present Luncheon on the Grass, a free picnic scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Lions Park.

 

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Art Museum Embraces iPod Technology for Tours

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art has added another component to an already value-packed experience for visitors. In collaboration with the University of Oklahoma Information Technology department and Apple Inc., the museum now offers free iPod tours to all visitors.

 

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Museums, CART Team Up For "Green Day" Volunteer Effort

Norman, OKLA. – As temperatures rise and trees come into bud, more people will be spending time outside, and a team from the Sam Noble Museum, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit system (CART) aims to make outside a little greener place to be. On Saturday, April 17, the team will co-host "Green Day 2010," a combined effort to clean up trash and cut down emissions in Norman.

 

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OU Receives Major Gift of Native American Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced Thursday that the university has received one of the most important private collections of Native American art in the country. The gift comes to OU from the private collection of James T. Bialac of Arizona.

 

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Former Texas Playboys Rock Norman April 21

NORMAN, OKLA. – An all-star line-up of musicians will take the stage April 21 at the Sooner Theatre for an unforgettable night of Western swing. The Former Texas Playboys combines a number of musicians from the original Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys line-up with some of country music's biggest band members.

 

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FJJMA Hosts Free ‘Will Rogers’ Performance March 5

NORMAN, OKLA. – While many Americans faced hardships in the 1930s, Will Rogers said, “I’m one of the luckiest guys alive.” Doug Watson, who has been portraying Rogers in live characterizations for the past 15 years, hopes to bring a dose of that luck to a crowd at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 5, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

 

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Author Discusses Chicago WPA Murals Feb. 17 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – In the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of murals were painted for the Chicago Public School system. After decades of neglect, many were torn down, painted over or faced permanent loss due to severe deterioration. In recent years, these historic murals have been preserved or restored, due to the most intensive mural preservation project in American history. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.17, artist and author Heather Becker will deliver a lecture about the historic Chicago murals at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

 

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Norman Art Museum Offers 2-for-1 Valentine’s Discount

NORMAN, OKLA. – Why limit Valentine’s to just one day? The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art celebrates Valentine’s Day all weekend with a special “kiss” and two-for-one admission Feb. 12 through 14.

 

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Guest Curator Shares About Public Art Jan. 22 at FJJMA

NORMAN, OKLA. – When Marc Pottier sees public art, he sees museums without walls, potential for open conversation and longstanding cultural legacies. Pottier, a contemporary art and public art curator from France, will address an audience at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.

 

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New Deal Exhibition at FJJMA Explores 1930s Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – In light of the current U.S. economy and its historic correlation to the 1930s, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art premieres a new exhibition of New Deal-era artwork this spring. Revisiting the New Deal: Government Patronage and the Fine Arts,1933-1943 opens Friday, Feb. 5, with a special public opening reception at 7 p.m.

 

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Tuesday Noon Concerts Return Feb. 2 to Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

NORMAN, OKLA. – Visual art meets live music in a weekly lunch time series returning to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The museum kicks off the spring semester of its Tuesday Noon Concerts series Feb. 2 with the University of Oklahoma’s Ricardo Souza Percussion Studio. Each concert is free and open to the public.

 

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Calls for Additional Docents

NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Museum of Art is expanding its building— and its docent program. The museum currently is looking for volunteers who guide visitors of all ages through the museum. Prior knowledge of art is not required—applicants just need an enthusiasm for learning and for sharing knowledge with others.

 

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