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Check back to this page throughout the semester to find out more about our upcoming events.

Coffee with the Collection | May 20 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. These virtual discussions, from a wide range of presenters, feature a light-hearted look at an object from the museum’s permanent collection that provide a unique and sometimes unexpected perspective. 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, May 20 at 9:30 am, our guest will be Courtney Hofman, assistant professor of Anthropology at OU, whose research interests include human-wildlife interactions. She will share her perspective on artworks in the museum’s collection that feature canine companions. Dogs (and other pets) are welcome in the Zoom audience for this program.

Our friends at Yellow Dog Coffee Company have created a roast, especially for this event “Café Daumier,” with a smoky-sweet flavor that French coffee is known and loved for. The roast will be available for a limited time online at www.yellowdogcoffeecompany.com and in the shop. Get yours today and enjoy a taste of art during this month’s program.

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Synesthesia Grand Opening | June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

SYNESTHESIA opens with a Party on the Patio Thursday, June 23, 2022.
5:30 Early Access for Members of Mix-Tape or The Fred
6:30-8:30 Open to Everyone

SYNESTHESIA, a collaborative project with Factory Obscura, is an immersive art experience exploring the sensory memories that exist between layers of color and texture. This interactive work is inspired by the permanent collection of the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art, in particular the work of Olinka Hrdy, who began her career as a student at the University of Oklahoma from 1923-to 1928. SYNESTHESIA asks you to open your senses and explore what exists between the layers of Hrdy’s work, and what memories live in the spaces between. What does chartreuse sound like? What does fuchsia smell like? Answers and exploration await you in SYNESTHESIA, where you are invited to gently touch, crawl, explore, and discover.

Party on the Patio will feature Inspyral Circus and music by Bronte, plus food trucks! The artists invite you to wear monochromatic attire, in shades of one of the following colors: soft yellow, chartreuse, baby aqua, lavender, or fuchsia.

SYNESTHESIA is supported by Factory Obscura, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the Norman Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Coffee with the Collection | July 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. These virtual discussions, from a wide range of presenters, feature a light-hearted look at an object from the museum’s permanent collection that provide a unique and sometimes unexpected perspective. 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, July 22 at 9:30 am, our guest will be FJJMA's Eugene B. Adkins Curator, Dr. Hadley Jerman, who will share insights into an intriguing aspect of one of the museum’s most well-known paintings Portrait of Alexander Reid by Vincent Van Gogh. 

Coming soon! With flavors that relate to this artwork, our friends at Yellow Dog Coffee Company will create a special roast to give you a taste of art during the program. The coffee will be available to purchase for a limited time on their website and in the shop at the beginning of July. Check the museum website and social media for updates when the new roast drops!

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