OKCMOA, Celebrating a Decade Downtown

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Opening Day
First people in the lobby
Closed Centre
Centre Interior

March 16–18, 2012, will be a weekend for all to enjoy

Ten years ago, on March 16, 2002, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center. Visitors arrived long before the doors opened, lines wrapped around the block, and the new museum and its first exhibition, Dale Chihuly: An Inaugural Exhibition, received enthusiastic public support. Believe it or not, it’s already been a decade since the Oklahoma City Museum of Art welcomed its first guests to the downtown Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center, and the Museum is excited to say thank you to the community whose support paved the way for its many successes.

To celebrate the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s 10th anniversary downtown, the Museum will coordinate a selection of unique programs that highlight successes over the years. This begins with spring break art camps serving children, ages 5 to 13, from Oklahoma City public schools, March 13–16, 2012. Camps will culminate on March 16, 2012, with a screening of video production student work along with a festive art show and reception for campers, their families, and the public.

For the main 10th anniversary event, the Museum will offer three days of free admission, March 16–18, 2012, with funds provided by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and Oklahoma Natural Gas, a division of ONEOK. Additionally, the film program will present five free screenings in the Noble Theater. These include classic movies from the Museum’s permanent film collection and two live, interactive shows with comedy and audience participation.

The Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is an opportunity to say thank you to Oklahoma City for its support over the last ten years. This celebration will continue throughout 2012 with special events and exhibitions, including ILLUMINATIONS: Rediscovering the Art of Dale Chihuly, Chihuly: Northwest, and the Museum-organized, 10th anniversary exhibition, FUSION [A New Century of Glass]. On view June 14 through September 9, 2012, FUSION will feature glass sculptures and installations from the twenty-first century that embrace the diversity and depth of the human experience. The exhibition is cocurated by the Museum’s Curator of Collections Alison Amick and Associate Curator Jennifer Klos.

10th Anniversary Events are generously funded by our Annual Sponsors and:

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates
UMB Bank, Oklahoma City

Inasmuch Foundation
Oklahoma Natural Gas, A Division of ONEOK, Inc.

 

10th Anniversary Events

Friday, March 16, 2012

Free admission 10 am-5:00pm

5:30pm FREE film screening – The Twilight Zone triple header

8pm FREE film screening – Young Frankenstein

 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Free admission 10:00a-5:00p

All day (10:00-5:00) activities include:

Hands-on Art-Making, Classrooms A & B

Face Painting in Classroom C

Story Times with the Metropolitan Library System, Mezzanine

Instrument playground provided by the OKC Philharmonic and OK Orchestra League

Docents on hand in the galleries to answer questions

10:30 a.m. Oklahoma City Philharmonic/Go For Baroque performance in the Theater

10:30-11:00am Magic show by Jim Green in the Theater Lobby

11:00am Princely Treasures Gallery talk with curator Jennifer Klos

11:30am-12:00pm Magic show by Jim Green in the Theater Lobby

12:00-12:45pm Balcum Rancum Puppetry in the Theater

12:15-12:45pm Magic show by Jim Green in the Theater Lobby

1:00pm Julie Heffernan Gallery talk with curator Jennifer Klos

2:00-2:40pm Sugar Free AllStars perform in the Theater

3:00pm Spaghetti Eddie! performs in the Theater

4:00-4:40pm Sugar Free AllStars perform in the Theater

5:30pm FREE film screening – “Casablanca”

8:00pm FREE film screening – “Zardoz” featuring humorous commentary

 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Free admission Noon-5pm

All day activities include:

Hands-on Art-Making, Classrooms A & B

Face Painting in Classroom C

Docents on hand in the galleries to answer questions

Noon-2pm Lawrence Grech Clown (roaming)

Noon Chihuly gallery talk with curator Alison Amick

12:30pm FREE film screening – Grease sing-along

3pm 2nd floor permanent collection gallery talk with curator Alison Amick

3pm FREE film screening – Grease sing-along

3:30-4:30pm OKC Thunder’s RUMBLE will visit

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