NORMAN – The holiday season is kicking off with the return of a two-day Holiday Grab Bag sale at Muse, the museum store of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.
Art Museum Event Celebrates Native American Heritage
NORMAN – A fun-filled event, set from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, celebrates Native American Heritage Month. During this complimentary public program, visitors can enjoy food, dance and a collaborative art activity in recognition of the diverse traditions and contributions of Indigenous people
Speakeasy Event on Oct. 20 to Benefit OU Art Museum’s School Bus Fund
NORMAN – Tickets are now on sale for the annual Silver Soirée fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The soirée is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the Railhouse Event Center, 102 W. Eufaula St., in Norman.
OU Art Museum to Open Contemporary Painter Robert Taylor Exhibition With Public Reception on Oct. 5
NORMAN, OKLA. – Tulsa-based artist Robert Taylor combines significant symbolism with traditional and contemporary Native American themes in his evocative paintings. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma opens a new exhibition of works by the artist spanning three decades with a public lecture and reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The exhibition officially opens to museum visitors the following day at 10 a.m.
Renowned Artist Kiki Smith to Present at OU Art Museum Sept. 22
NORMAN – Heralded as one of the most distinctive voices of her generation, Kiki Smith has been crafting captivating, challenging artwork for more than 35 years. Smith will present An Afternoon with Kiki Smith at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.
Picher Exhibition Closes With Reception Sept. 7 at OU
NORMAN, Okla. – A summer exhibition exploring the environmental demise and eventual dissolution of a small Oklahoma town comes to a close in September at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory and Trauma, which opened in June, will close with a public lecture and reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.
NORMAN – Local writers are invited to tap into their imaginations during a complimentary writing program at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Prompted: A Writing Workshop is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in the museum’s Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom.
NORMAN – Children and families are invited to paint, paste and explore art as Family Day returns to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Family Day is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, and is open to the public with complimentary admission
Mellon Interns Shape OU Art Museum’s Summer Research
NORMAN, Okla. – School may be out for summer, but for three interns at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, research is just beginning. Thanks to a recent Mellon Foundation grant, the University of Oklahoma students are taking a hard look at Native American art and history at the art museum on the OU Norman campus.
Arts Organizations to Present Networking Event for Students April 27 at OU Art Museum
NORMAN – Emerging arts professionals and students have an opportunity to get to know established local artists in a fun and relaxed setting during “Fast Friends,” scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
OU Art Museum Opens 103nd Annual Student Exhibition April 20
NORMAN, OKLA. – An annual tradition at the University of Oklahoma has returned in the form of an exhibition showcasing student artwork. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens the 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition with a complimentary public reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20. The exhibition remains on display through Sunday, May 14, in the Nancy Johnston Records Gallery.
NORMAN – Professor of Buddhist philosophy Geshe Chophel is making an 8,000-mile journey from Tibet to Norman to present a lecture focusing on a 16th-century scroll. The lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma.
Abstract Artist Poteet Victory to Lecture at Museum Feb. 28
NORMAN – Native Oklahoma artist Poteet Victory uses symbolism and color to distill figures to their simplest forms that result in abstract works with hidden meanings. He will discuss his process in Finding Originality, a public lecture set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. A reception will follow the lecture.
Art Museum Partners With Local Florists to Fuel Bus Fund
NORMAN – Beautiful blossoms are paired with artwork and wine as Toast to the Arts returns to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Visitors age 21 and up are invited to enjoy unique pairings of art, sips and bites while admiring four elegant arrangements from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the museum.
OU Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Native American Arts Initiative
NORMAN - The University of Oklahoma has received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for $750,000 to support a four-year initiative to increase cultural diversity while seeking to grow a mutually beneficial relationship between OU’s doctoral program in Native American art and the Institute of American Indian Arts. The comprehensive program will increase the representation of Native Americans in curatorial and academic positions through collaboration, creativity and commitment toward the goal.
Gallery Talk and Un-Symposium Offered at OU Art Museum
NORMAN – Identity and open dialogue are integral to programs occurring in conjunction with PHOTO/SYNTHESIS, an exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Upcoming programs include a gallery talk featuring the exhibition curator at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and a non-traditional symposium program from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
NORMAN – The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is once again hosting Tuesday Noon Concerts and Art Adventures this spring. Art Adventures, a hands-on book and art activity, continues weekly on Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday Noon Concerts return on Jan. 24. Both events are complimentary and open to the public.
Native American Photography Exhibition Opens Jan. 26 at OU
NORMAN, Okla. – Noted early 20th-century photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952) once referred to Native Americans as a “vanishing race.” A new exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art proves that Native American communities are not vanishing at all – they’re thriving.