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.
Friday, October 2 at 3 p.m.
Join us for a special virtual event with one of the OK/LA exhibition artists, Paul Ruscha, and curator, Mark White, for a special discussion about the show.
Paul Ruscha was born and raised in Oklahoma City, attending school at notable OKC-metro places such as Taft Jr. High and Bishop McGuinness High School. He moved to Hollywood, CA in 1963 and worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and attended Chouinard Art Institute in 1964 with a focus on lettering and calligraphy. He returned to OKC for his first two exhibitions in 1969 and 1973 at the Contemporary Arts Foundation in downtown OKC. Over the years he has worked as a prominent photographer for various magazine, always returning to L.A. and working with older brother, Ed Ruscha, at his studio.
Mark Andrew White is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Art. He served as the Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, and curated the OK/LA exhibition. He specializes in American and Native American art of the twentieth century with a particular focus on the Southwest. His recent publications include Picturing Indian Territory: Portraits of the Land That Became Oklahoma, 1819-1907 (2016), James Surls: A World Apart (2015), A World Unconquered: The Art of Oscar Brousse Jacobson (2015), Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest (2014), and Art Interrupted: Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy (2012).
Friday, October 23 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. Byron Price, the museum's Interim Director, will be discussing Frederic Remington’s Bronco Buster.
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.