Missed An Event?
There are no in-person events at the museum, however, we have several upcoming virtual talks we hope you will join us for! Check back to this page throughout the semester to find out more about our upcoming events.
Coffee with the Collection | January 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Grab your favorite cup of coffee and start your morning off right with a delightful look at artwork from the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Once a month, these 30-minute virtual discussions will feature a favorite object from the collection presented by a curator, OU faculty member, or other art professional. With a mix of works currently on view or from the vaults as well as recent acquisitions, you won't want to miss these candid conversations.
Friday, Jan. 22 at 9:30 am, Byron Price, Interim Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, will discuss Alfred Stieglitz's photograph The Hand of Man, as well as provide a sneak peek into the museum's upcoming special exhibition, Long Exposure: A Century of Pictorialism.
Coffee with the Collection has partnered with Black Camel Coffee, a new local roaster, to offer a specialty roast that correlates with each month's featured artwork. For Norman residents, Black Camel Coffee will deliver your purchase right to your door at no extra charge. Visit their website to purchase this month's special roast, available the beginning of January, and enjoy a taste of art during the program.
OK/LA Lecture Series: Mason Williams | January 29 at 3 p.m.
Join us on Friday January 29th at 3:00pm for a virtual discussion about the work of OK/LA artist Mason Williams presented by Robert Bailey.
Musician and comedy writer Mason Williams attended Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, where he became lifelong friends with artist Ed Ruscha. After majoring in music at Oklahoma City University, Mason relocated to Los Angeles where he joined Ruscha, who had moved to Los Angeles previously. Soon after Williams gained fame as an author, comedian, composer, musician, and poet. Perhaps best known for his three-time Grammy Award-winning instrumental composition, “Classical Gas” (1968), Williams became an influential figure in music and television in the late 1960s. In addition to writing and performing as a musician, he has published twenty humorous books, and was a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and Saturday Night Live, among others.
Robert Bailey is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma with affiliate faculty status in Film and Media Studies. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also studied philosophy. Bailey researches and teaches the history of modern and contemporary art as well as the historiography and methodology of art history.
Valentine Fundraiser | February 12
The Association is hosting a socially distanced Valentine's Date Night. Let us do all the planning while you relax and enjoy an evening of romance with your Valentine. Package includes hors-d'oeuvres, dessert, and split bottles of bubbly from Benvenuti's Ristorante and access to a private performance of select works from the album "Masterpiece" by Assistant Professor of Piano, Igor Lipinski.
The to-go meals will be distributed curbside from FJJMA Friday, February 12th between 4:30-5:30, or can be delivered for an additional $25 (must be in Norman). A link to the private virtual performance will be provided on February 12th.
Packages are limited so RSVP below to ensure your spot before the deadline, Monday, February 1st. Individual packages are $75 and couples' packages are $125. Call 405-325-5990 or email email@example.com for questions. All proceeds will go towards the Museum Association Collection Campaign.