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OU Art Museum Opens Harold Stevenson Exhibition

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NORMAN, OKLA. — A new exhibition of works by Oklahoma artist Harold Stevenson recently opened at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The Nature of Man: Paintings and Drawings by Harold Stevenson went on display Nov. 11 and features 21 works donated to the museum in 2013 by Ross Dugan Jr. in memory of his parents, Ross F. and Mary Y. Dugan.

 

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OU Art Museum Hosts Los Alamos Lecture Dec. 4

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NORMAN, OKLA. – The pivotal role of Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and how memories of this history have been mediated in visual culture is the topic of a public lecture at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in December. The talk is in conjunction with a new exhibition about Southwest Abstract Expressionist art.

 

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FJJMA Announces Annual Holiday Store Sale Nov. 6-7

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NORMAN, OKLA.- A two-day shopping sale returns to Muse, the museum store at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, on Nov. 6 and 7. The Holiday Mystery Discount Bag Sale offers 15 to 40 percent discounts on total purchases from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

 

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OU Faculty to Discuss New Southwest Art Exhibition

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NORMAN, Okla. - The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will host Faculty Focus, a program featuring four University of Oklahoma faculty members at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom. The event is part of a new public program to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue. Faculty members will discuss how the new exhibition Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest relates to their specific fields of expertise.
 
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Houston Artist Richard Stout to Address FJJMA Oct. 16

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NORMAN, OKLA. – The 1950s American Southwest became a crossroads for Abstract Expressionist artists, not only from New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, but also from the Midwest. Richard Stout, one of the foremost modern painters in Houston, will discuss the artistic climate of the city in the 1950s and ‘60s during a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

 

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OU Museum Offers Monday Meditation Classes

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NORMAN, OKLA.— Museums can be places of quiet reflection and meditation. To elaborate on this idea, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma is offering a series of meditation classes at 5:30 p.m. each Monday in October.

 

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FJJMA Association Plans Trip to Ft. Worth Impressionism Show

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NORMAN, Okla. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Participants will view Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay on Oct. 28. The trip is open to FJJMA Association members and the public. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 6.

 

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FJJMA Opens Southwest Abstract Expressionism Show Oct. 2

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NORMAN, OKLA. – In the 1950s, the American Southwest became a crossroads for Abstract Expressionists from New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. A new exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma explores how the Southwest’s geography and the changing idea of space affected dozens of burgeoning artists across the United States. Macrocosm/Microcosm: Abstract Expressionism in the American Southwest opens with a complimentary lecture and reception Thursday, Oct. 2, at the museum.

 

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Museum Association Party to Feature Auction Items, Prizes, Live Music

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NORMAN, OKLA. — Live music, auction items and grand prizes will be featured during the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s annual Association membership party, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the museum on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

 

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Seeks Additional Docents

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

 

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Weekly Concert Series Restarts Tuesdays at FJJMA

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NORMAN, OKLA. – Tuesday Noon Concerts return for the fall lunch hour at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. The complimentary weekly concert series begins at noon Sept. 9 in the museum’s Sandy Bell Gallery.

 

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OU Art Museum Offers Complimentary Drink Tickets at Home Football Games

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NORMAN, OKLA. — Visitors to this weekend’s University of Oklahoma home football game against Louisiana Tech are in for a treat if they stop by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art before the game. The museum is offering tickets for one free drink inside the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for all visitors on Saturday, while supplies last.

 

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New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West

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NORMAN, OKLA. (August 12, 2014) – “New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West,” the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, will take place on Friday, September 5, in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave., in the OU Arts District.

 

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Arts Involvement Fair Offered at OU Art Museum Aug. 22

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NORMAN, OKLA. — The best of OU’s arts organizations are joining forces for one big event Friday, Aug. 22. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art serves as the host for the fourth annual Arts Involvement Fair, on the corner of Boyd St. and Elm Ave. on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., students can enjoy complimentary food, while supplies last, and DJ music on the museum’s lawn, followed by the fair inside the museum’s Sandy Bell Gallery at 3:30 p.m. Self-directed tours inside the museum are available from 1:30 to 5 p.m. The event is complimentary and open to all students.

 

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Norman Middle School Students Selected for National Exhibition

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NORMAN, OKLA. – Four Norman students’ creative writing works have been selected for inclusion in an exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The students wrote creative responses to artwork during a creative writing program at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

 

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FJJMA to Host Celebration for Artist Allan Houser June 28

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NORMAN, OKLA. – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed Oklahoma artist Allan Houser, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is hosting a birthday celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. 

 

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OU Art Museum Announces New Hours

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NORMAN, OKLA. – Effective July 1, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and will close at 5 p.m. on Fridays. The museum is making the change in order to be more responsive to the schedule and routine of the University of Oklahoma students, faculty and staff. 

 

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Painting, Furniture Exhibition Spotlights Norman Artists

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NORMAN, OKLA. – A unique exhibition that combines abstract and experimental paintings with modern furniture design debuts this June at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Oil and Wood: Oklahoma Moderns George Bogart and James Henkle showcases the works of two Norman artists who have helped represent the cultural climate at the University of Oklahoma over the past 60 years. The exhibition opens with a lecture by the exhibition curator at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6, followed by a reception at 8 p.m. Both events are complimentary and open to the public.
 
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National Weather Center Biennale Wins 2014 RedBud Award

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NORMAN, OKLA. – The National Weather Center Biennale, presented in 2013 by the National Weather Center, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council, was honored recently by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association with the RedBud Award for Outstanding Temporary Exhibit.

 

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Indigenous Photography Exhibit Spotlights Native Artists

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NORMAN, OKLA. – Although photographs of Native American culture have permeated North America for the past century, an exhibition of photography by contemporary indigenous artists sheds light on a unique perspective of culture. Our People, Our Land, Our Images opens April 11 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of
Oklahoma Norman campus.
 
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Museum Presents After-Hours Event for College Students April 8

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NORMAN, OKLA. – The second installment of the new College Night program will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The event is complimentary and open to all college students.
 
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FJJMA Association to Visit Wichita Museums April 26

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NORMAN – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association is sponsoring a one-day bus trip to the Wichita Art Museum and Ulrich Museum of Art’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection on the Wichita State University campus. The April 26 trip is open to Museum Association members and the public. 

 

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Museum Offers Programs for Native Drawings Exhibition

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NORMAN, OKLA. – In conjunction with the new exhibition Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition, a film screening, lecture and gallery talk are being offered at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
 
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FJJMA Houser Centennial Drawing Exhibit Opens March 7

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NORMAN, OKLA. – One of Oklahoma’s beloved artists is getting statewide appreciation during the centennial of his birth. Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition opens to the public Friday, March 7, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The University of Oklahoma’s art museum is one of nearly a dozen organizations coordinating the celebration throughout the state.
 
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Symposium to Examine Life and Work of Allan Houser

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NORMAN, OKLA. – In conjunction with the new exhibition Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition, a symposium is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Allan Houser at 100: Culture and Context will explore the life and work of Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser. The event is complimentary and open to the public.
 
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FJJMA to Host Student Film Screening Feb. 13

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NORMAN – University of Oklahoma art and art history students are inviting the public to a film screening at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in conjunction with the 100th Annual School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition.
 
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OU Art Museum to Host Wine Tasting Fundraiser Feb. 22

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NORMAN – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art invites the public to attend Toast to the Arts from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The event serves as a fundraiser for the museum’s student activities and special programming.
 
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