OKCMOA Welcomes over 2,200 Kids in July

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Over 2,200 kids visited the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in July, including over 1,200 who received free admission as part of the Museum’s free kids weekends. Almost 14,000 people have visited the Museum’s galleries since “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” opened on June 17.

“We were thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity during such an incredible exhibition and are glad that so many families took advantage of it,” said Tracy Truels, OKCMOA director of learning and engagement. “We saw record numbers at Drop-In Art, our come-and-go, art-making activity that we host every Saturday afternoon. ‘Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic’ is a wonderful exhibition to visit with the whole family since it offers great opportunities for rich looking experiences and conversations.”

“Although free kids weekends has ended, we offer free tours and transportation reimbursement to school and youth groups year-round,” added Truels. “With public schools back in session, we are looking forward to welcoming many school and community groups to the Museum in August.”

Adult admission is $12 with discounts available for seniors, students, children 18 and under and retired military members. Children 5 and under are always free. Active military and their families receive free admission all summer long through the Blue Star Museums program. Additionally, school and youth groups receive free admission and transportation reimbursement year-round thanks to Insamuch Foundation. Groups must book in advance by calling (405) 278-8213.

“Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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