Record Attendance Leads Art Museum to Extend Roman Bust Exhibition by Three Months
The University of Oklahoma is collaborating with Enel Green Power, a leading global renewable energy company headquartered in Italy with a growing presence in Oklahoma, for a first-of-its-kind global initiative that brings the ancient culture of Rome to Oklahoma.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – It’s not often that an exhibition’s popularity ensures its longevity. However, due to popular demand, officials at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art have announced that an exhibition of Roman busts will remain on display through February 14, 2016.
NORMAN – Holiday shoppers may wish to mark Nov. 18 and Nov. 19 on their calendars; on those days, customers at Muse, the museum store at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, will receive discounts on their merchandise.
Museum to Host Events Fostering Dialogue on Native Art
NORMAN – Identity and culture are central in works by contemporary Native artists. Nancy Marie Mithlo, associate professor of art history and visual arts at Occidental College and chair of American Indian studies at the Autry National Center Institute, will present a lecture discussing these narratives at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Offers Roman Symposium Oct. 22
NORMAN – An afternoon symposium exploring the history of imperial Rome is planned for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The symposium features guest presenters from Yale and Johns Hopkins universities and is offered in conjunction with a fall exhibition of Roman busts, Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome, which opened Sept. 4.
Museum Association to Host Legacy Fundraiser Nov. 13
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – Style and sophistication take center stage during an evening of festivities at the new Legacy Park Friday, Nov. 13, as the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association raises funds for a new acquisition of contemporary art.
Exhibit by Award-Winning Contemporary Sculptor James Surls to Open at the FJJMA on Oct. 2
NORMAN, OKLA.–In the surreal world of contemporary sculptor James Surls, thorny vines walk, molecules spin in space and eyes adorn flowers like petals. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma opens a new exhibition of works by the award-winning artist Friday, Oct. 2.
Art Museum Offers Complimentary Family Events This Fall
NORMAN – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is gearing up for a busy fall by offering several events for the public. Family Day, a hands-on program aimed for children of all ages and their families, will take place twice this semester, Sunday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 15. Art Adventures and Tuesday Noon Concerts have also started back, and will occur every Tuesday through November.
NORMAN – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will host a complimentary printmaking workshop and informational panel to coincide with the museum’s current exhibition, Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmakers. The event will begin at 12 p.m. with a gallery talk by the museum’s James T. Bialac associate curator of Native American and non-western art, and curator of Enter the Matrix, Heather Ahtone. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, a panel discussion will take place at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, followed by a 2 p.m. printmaking demonstration on the third floor of the Fred Jones Jr. Art Center, home of the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.
Student Opening Party Celebrates New Art Exhibition
NORMAN, OKLA. – College students are invited to break out their togas to inaugurate the opening of Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at an Italian-themed toga party set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Immortales Exhibit Brings Roman Busts to OU Art Museum
The University of Oklahoma is collaborating with Enel Green Power, a leading global renewable energy company headquartered in Italy with a growing presence in Oklahoma for a first-of-its-kind global initiative that brings the ancient culture of Rome to Oklahoma.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – Immortales: The Hall of Emperors of the Capitoline Museums, Rome brings to the United States for the first time a selection of 20 busts from the collection of the world’s oldest museum, the Capitoline in Rome.
OU Art Museum Association to Visit Arkansas Museum in October
NORMAN, OKLA. – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association is sponsoring a two-day chartered bus trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip is open to Museum Association members and the public.
FJJMA Joins OMA for Guest Presentation at Annual AAM Meeting in Atlanta
(OKLAHOMA CITY)− Partners from the Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA) have been selected to speak at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo in Atlanta, Ga. April 26- 29. The group will present a panel session entitled "Houser Celebration: A Study of Marketing Cooperatives," covering the collaboration between 12 Oklahoma museums and cultural institutions who celebrated the 100th anniversary of Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser's birth through a series of special events in 2014.
OU Art Museum Opens Indigenous Printmaking Show June 4
NORMAN, OKLA. – A new printmaking exhibition featuring Native American, First Nations, Maori and South African indigenous artists debuts at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus with a complimentary public reception Thursday, June 4. Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmaking explores how printmaking has become a matrix for cultural and artistic exchange, identifies critical sites where engagement has occurred and features key figures who have contributed toward this exchange.
Trip Scheduled for Art Association to Philbrook Museum, Tulsa
NORMAN – Wednesday, April 22, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association will sponsor a one-day trip to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. Those who attend the trip will have the opportunity to tour the museum’s current exhibition, From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection. The Philbrook gardens also will be open for guests to enjoy. The deadline to sign up for the trip has been extended to Friday, April 17.
OU Art Museum Hosts After-Hours Event for Students
NORMAN, OKLA. – All college students and recent graduates in the metro area are invited to participate in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s College Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the museum on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. Admission is complimentary.
NORMAN, OKLA. – Hiroshima bomb survivor Takashi Tanemori will present a complimentary public lecture at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum’s new exhibition, Beyond the Battlefield.
FJJMA Celebrates 100 Years Of Artist-Founder Oscar Jacobson
NORMAN, OKLA. – In 1915, Swedishborn artist Oscar Jacobson joined the University of Oklahoma art faculty. During his lifetime, the Southwest painter created more than 600 works of art, expanded the OU School of Art, formed the university’s art museum and brought international attention to the early Kiowa artists.
OU Art Museum Sets Frederic Remington Lecture for Feb. 19
NORMAN, OKLA. – American artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and his stirring portrayals of horses will be the topic of a public lecture at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Thursday, Feb. 19. The talk, slated for 6 p.m., is presented in conjunction with a current exhibition about Remington’s depictions of the American West.
NORMAN, OKLA. — For more than a century, students have been displaying artwork at the University of Oklahoma. The 101st annual School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition will open with a complimentary public lecture and reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
NORMAN – Complimentary noon programs and a bi-monthly family series return this month to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. The events begin in January to begin an exciting year at the museum.