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Exhibition:

November 16th, 2017 12:00 PM - September 2nd, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and diverse collection of art created by or about Oklahomans–and the cities and landscapes they call home. Featured alongside the works from the Museum’s permanent collection is a large oil sketch by major American regionalist painter John Steuart Curry depicting the iconic Oklahoma Land Run. Other artists featured in the installation include Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Nellie Shepherd, David Fitzgerald and Woody Big Bow.

Exhibition:

February 17th, 2018 10:00 AM - May 13th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 150-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the first art museum in the nation’s capital dedicated to the collection of contemporary art. That decision proved deeply consequential for the Oklahoma City arts community, first as it led the Art Center to divide into two separate art museums that were not reunited until 1989, and today as it ensures that this city maintains major collections of Abstract Expressionism, Post Painterly Abstraction, Color Field Painting, and Pop Art. “The New Art: A Controversial Collection Fifty Years Later” honors this extraordinary collection on this milestone anniversary, presenting longstanding Museum highlights by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn, Grace Hartigan, Sam Gilliam and Robert Indiana, among many others. Also included are more rarely shown examples from Morris Louis, Juan Gris, David Smith and Kenzo Okada. In this collection of 20th-century masterpieces, museum-goers will discover the history of one of the nation’s most important modern art institutions and will be reintroduced to the “new art” that has lost none of its power to challenge, enlighten and confound 50 years later.

The Kuleshov International Piano Festival and Competition

February 22nd, 2018 7:30 PM - February 25th, 2018 - 9:00 PM
UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design and the School of Music host the 2018 Kuleshov International Piano Festival and Competition. 16 young pianists, high school and college aged, from around the US will compete for $15000 in prize money. Guest jurors Petronel Malan, Eugene Skovorodnikov and Valery Kuleshov will perform recitals as part of the festival. A gala finals award concert wraps up the Festival on Sunday night the 25th. Visits www.thekuleshov.com for more information.

The Cowboy Who Fell From The Sky

February 22nd, 2018 8:00 PM - March 3rd, 2018 - 8:00 PM
WORLD PREMIERE THEATRE PIECE HITS OKLAHOMA with INTER-DIMENSIONAL ART SHOW “The Cowboy Who Fell From The Sky” — an immersive, post-apocalyptic, pop-up folk concert — will be performed February 22nd-24th and March 1st-3rd at 8pm at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park on Paseo (2920 Paseo …near 30th & Walker.) “Cowboy…” is the newest original show from Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter Michael Todd, hailed by BroadwayWorld as “a renaissance man for the new millennium.” In another dimension, Oklahoma is the last remaining island on Earth, and a mysterious cowboy gathers the last remaining survivors…whose lives will be forever changed by his sudden appearance.

34th Annual Omelette Party: EGGscape to Paradise

March 2nd, 2018 7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The 34th Annual Omelette Party: EGGscape to Paradise benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art takes place Friday, March 2nd at 7 pm at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center! Every dollar raised through this event helps the Museum grow its permanent collection, provide engaging programming and bring great exhibitions to Oklahoma City. The event features an art raffle with works from more than 50 local artists, live music from the Stars and DJ Brian Smith of Mutt Radio, gourmet omelettes, egg dishes, and more prepared by local restaurants and chefs, and an open bar. Tickets are $100 for Museum members and $125 for non-members and must be purchased in advance, online at www.okcmoa.com or by calling (405) 236-3100 ext. 237. Island dress is encouraged. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets go on sale January 12.

34th Annual Omelette Party - Eggscape to Paradise

March 2nd, 2018 7:00 PM - March 3rd, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Join us for the 34th Annual OKCMOA Omelette Party, Eggscape to Paradise! Every spring OKCMOA throws one of the biggest parties in the metro with proceeds benefiting the Museum's special exhibitions and programs.

OKC at the Oscars

March 4th, 2018 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
OKC AT THE OSCARS® will take place on March 4, 2018, at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City. Once you arrive, prepare to walk down the red carpet in style and mingle with OKC’s finest. Tickets are available for purchase by the table or individual seat.

The American Spirit Dance Company's Broadway Revue

March 8th, 2018 8:00 PM - March 10th, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Celebrate American dance from Hollywood to Broadway with the American Spirit Dance Company, directed by Jo Rowan, as they present their Broadway Revue! Experience the #1 BFA dance program in the nation’s principal dancers, opulent stage decor, exquisite costumes, brilliant lighting design, and renowned choreography that will take your breath away! Expect to see the iconic kick lines that have produced over 57 Radio City Rockettes along with new numbers ranging from a tribute to the armed services to a dance below the sea!

Under the Big Top

March 29th, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Calm Waters’ 5th Annual Under The Big Top Event OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Today, with the help of our generous donors and incredible volunteers, Calm Waters has served more than 32,000 individuals in the greater Oklahoma City Metro Area. INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center has remained instrumental in the success of the organization and this year, 2018, marks our 26th year of serving children and families in our community dealing with significant family loss. Under the Big Top is Calm Waters’ annual circus themed event. The adult carnival will feature several professional entertainers including Oklahoma’s own Movie Man, Lance McDaniel Kyle Dillingham, an aerialist, stilt walkers, a magician, a photo booth and exotic animals! The amazing Western Concept Chefs will once again create amazing carnival fare for all to enjoy. Guests can expect exciting carnival games like Plinko Balloon Pop and a Diamond Draw sponsored by Diamonds Direct. “We are excited to announce our Honorary Co-Chairs, Dr. Kay Goebel and Tricia Everest. Kay and Tricia’s dedication to Calm Waters’ mission have helped bring awareness to the organization and positively impacted numerous lives in our community affected by grief,” said Barbara Butner, Calm Waters’ Executive Director. Under the Big Top will take place Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 6-9 o’clock in the evening at Will Rogers Theatre located at 4322 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118. Individual tickets are available for $75 each and sponsorship levels range from $1,500-$10,000. To purchase tickets, please visit www.calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Twenty-six years ago Calm Waters began as an outreach component of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Sondra Woodruff’s husband died in his sleep, leaving two children to raise- Jenny and Jason. At 9-years-old, Jason watched a program about a children’s grief center in Oregon, which provided grief support groups to children and their families. After his father’s unexpected death, Jason wondered why there wasn’t a place for grieving children in Oklahoma. He wanted a place where he could share his feelings with others also on their grief journey. Because of one child’s grief for his father and the desire for a safe place for others on their grief journey, Calm Waters was born.

Exhibition:

March 31st, 2018 10:00 AM - June 10th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
A leading figure in both contemporary film and art, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has developed a singular, realist-surrealist style in which the portrayal of the everyday alongside supernatural elements suggests a distortion between fact and folklore, the subconscious and the exposed and various disparities of power. His work reveals stories often excluded in history, in and out of Thailand: voices of the poor and the ill, marginalized humans and those silenced and censored for personal and political reasons. This new solo exhibition uniquely presents a selected survey of rarely seen experimental short films and video installations by Weerasethakul, alongside his photography, sketches and archival materials that explore threads of sociopolitical commentary. His passionate positions on class, labor, sexuality and spirituality contribute to a body of work concerned with ethics, power, science and liberation. “The Serenity of Madness” is structured into distinct sections: one corresponding to the artist’s private world, peopled with friends, family and long-time collaborators; another takes up the public sphere but with a more abstract dimension of experience, utilizing light, memory and temporal, spatial and spiritual displacement. The survey culminates with a selection of recent work addressing the social reality in his homeland. Curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong, a longtime collaborator of the filmmaker’s, this exhibition will be accompanied by a retrospective of the director’s theatrical releases in the Samuel Roberts Noble Theater. It will also include a special opening event for the Museum’s newly launched Film Society. “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness” is a traveling exhibition curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support from MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai; the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI’s International Forum.

Fitness & Wellness Festival

April 7th, 2018 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
A free family event. Free fitness classes and seminars on mental health and nutrition from 8am to 12pm. An Expo (giveaways) from 8am to 1pm. Local food trucks! Family Fun at 10:30, kids Yoga, active exercise, Fire Truck and face painting.

Sunbeam Family Services

May 3rd, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us as we “Shine A Light” on Sunbeam’s Early Childhood, Foster Care, Counseling and Senior Services Programs.

Navigating the Challenges of Aging

May 7th, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The 4th Annual Conference “Navigating the Challenges of Aging” is a FREE workshop designed to empower Pastors and faith-based community leaders. Those in the faith-based community such as pastors, ministers, lay leaders, church administrative teams, parish nurses and full-time volunteers who have an interest in learning more about caring for older adults and seniors are invited to attend. Professionals in the senior services sector will present educational information that may assist people in serving the aging congregation. Sessions and breakouts include 1) “How We Work Together” by Jim Priest, CEO, Sunbeam Family Services, 2) “VillagesOKC - Volunteerism in the church for greater community impact”, Danny Eischen, E.D., Concordia Life Care Community, 3) Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” by Carla Scull, Alzheimer’s Association, 4) “Long Term Care” with Bill Whited, Ombudsmen, DHS Long Term Care, 5) “Personal Safety and Safe Shopping” with Kim Lopez, Oklahoma City Sheriff’s Office, 6) “Understanding Medicare/Medicaid” with panel of experts, and 7) “Inside Look at Caregiving” with panel of experts. More than a dozen vendors will be on hand with resources to aide you in serving seniors in your church and community. RSVP is required and space is limited. Please call today at (405) 286-9009 (24-hour hotline) or register online at www.ParmanLaw.com to reserve your seat.

Be Smart- Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Day

May 10th, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The annual Be Smart- Don't Start program at Science Museum Oklahoma is an initiative to help teach school-aged children the dangers of tobacco use, and how to make smart choices to live a healthy life. Museum guests will receive free admission, courtesy of BCBSOK.

Keller Williams Red Day 5K Run

May 12th, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Introduced in 2009, RED Day, Which Stands For Renew, Energize And Donate, is Keller Williams Realty's annual day of service. Each year associates spend the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. The money raised by the Keller Williams RED Day 5K Run will be distributed to five worthy charities that serve the Edmond community. Support us by running the race!