Wednesday, June 28, 2017


OKCMOA FREE
ADMISSION FOR
YOUNG PEOPLE
EVERY WEEKEND
IN JULY

Admission includes blockbuster summer exhibition 
"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" 
 
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Kids 17 and under will get free admission to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on Saturdays and Sundays in July. Normally $10, admission includes the Museum's summer exhibition "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" on the first and third floors.  

"We have a variety of kids' activities planned for July," said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement at OKCMOA. "Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. we will have come-and-go art making in the Museum's classrooms, and every project will be inspired by 'A New Republic.' We also have a fun gallery detail search as well as our Discovery Packs available free anytime. These hands-on activities are great ways for kids to take what they are seeing in the galleries and translate that energy and inspiration into creative expression."
 
OKCMOA decided the Kehinde Wiley exhibit was important enough to the community for
the Museum of Art to fund this program, noted Becky Weintz, director of marketing and communications.

Free admission will be available in person only on Saturdays and Sundays from July 1 through 30. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
 
Adult admission is $12 with discounts available for seniors, students and retired military members. 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. These groups must book in advance by calling (405) 278-8213.

"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" is a career retrospective of Kehinde Wiley's work, including his exploration of the European tradition of portraiture. Adopting the format used by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyke, Ingres and Manet, Wiley replaced historical subjects with young African-Americans sporting fashionable, urban gear: puffy down jackets, sneakers, hoodies, jerseys and baseball caps. The exhibition is open through September 10.

"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.
"KEHINDE WILEY:
A NEW REPUBLIC"
AT OKCMOA 
THROUGH SEPT. 10

Almost 470,000 visitors nationwide have seen blockbuster exhibition 

Tickets are on sale for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's summer blockbuster, "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic." The exhibition opens June 17, and Oklahoma City is the last stop on the national tour. "A New Republic" presents over 50 paintings and sculptures spanning the celebrated artist's 14-year career. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, "A New Republic" has travelled to Texas, Washington, Virginia, Arizona and Ohio.
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"I hope visitors to this exhibition will enjoy not only the beauty, color and scale of Mr. Wiley's work but also the discussions that these artworks provoke," said Eugenie Tsai, curator of "A New Republic" and the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. "This is an exhibition that needs to be experienced in person and preferably with friends or family members. The artwork opens up a dialogue with the viewer and I think summer visitors to OKCMOA will enjoy the many conversations that arise from this exhibition."

                                                                     
Photo © Tony Powell. 2015 Art In Embassies Reception. Blair House. January 21, 2015-112.JPG
Photo (c) Tony Powell

"Kehinde Wiley bridges the gap between contemporary and historical art," added Michael Anderson, Ph.D., OKCMOA director of curatorial affairs. "His paintings and sculptures reference historical artworks while including modern dress, bright colors and 21st-century subjects. By replacing historical subjects with contemporary African-American men and women, Wiley encourages us to think deeper about representation, gender roles and power in the context of art history. We are honored to host his work here in Oklahoma City."


Beginning June 17, visitors can enjoy "A New Republic" on the Museum's first and third floors. "A New Republic" will begin in the first floor galleries with Wiley's earliest work, created around 2001 during his residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. It was around this time that Wiley began his process of "street casting," pulling subjects off the street to pose for photos that he later referenced in his works.
                                                                   
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The exhibition continues with Wiley's experimentation in referencing specific paintings by renowned masters such as Titian, Van Dyke, Ingres and Manet. Works such as "Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps," "Portrait of a Venetian Ambassador, Aged 59, II," "Colonel Platoff on his Charger" and "Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)" directly reference paintings of a similar name.

The exhibition resumes in the Museum's third floor galleries with Wiley's "World Stage" series. Beginning in 2006, Wiley opened a satellite studio in Beijing and began street casting international subjects. The "World Stage" series includes subjects from Brazil, China, Israel, France, Haiti, Jamaica, Lagos and Dakar and Sri Lanka.

The final sections of the exhibition include "An Economy of Grace," which features the only female portraiture in the exhibition, as well as Wiley's recent stained glass work.

Adult tickets to the exhibition are $12 and include admission to the Museum, including OKCMOA's permanent collection. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students, groups and children. Members of the Museum, children under 5 and active military members and their families receive free admission to the exhibition.

"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.


Programming and Events

EXHIBITION LECTURE
Wednesday, July 26, 6 p.m.
"Reframing Beauty: Intimate Visions," Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
Free for members; $5 for non-members. Visit okcmoa.com for details.

ONE WORK, MANY VOICES
Join an in-depth conversation inspired by a single work of art in the exhibition. Museum facilitators and community guests will kick off the dialogue. A new work of art will be discussed at each program.
Thursday, June 29, 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. $5 for non-members, free for members. Reserve tickets at okcmoa.com.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION TOURS
These in-gallery guided tours will provide conversation-based insights and information about the exhibition. Pre-registration is recommended. Free for members, price varies for non-members. For details and to register, visit okcmoa.com.
Thursday, June 22, 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m.

GROUP EXHIBITION TOURS
Reservations are required. Group rate and tour guides are available.
Call (405) 278-8213 for more information.

GALLERY + STUDIO TOURS
Guided tour inside the exhibition followed by a related art-making experience. All ages. Pre-registration is required, as programs are booked on an individual basis. Call (405) 278-8213 for more information.

MAKING MEMORIES
Select Mondays, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones. Free; registration is required. Call (405) 278-8221 for more information or to sign up.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
"People and Patterns," Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.-Noon (6-10 years + adult)
"Fascinating Faces," Saturday, Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m. (15- 36 months + adult)
"See It, Stamp It," Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (3-5 years + adult)
"People and Patterns," Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-Noon (6-10 years + adult)
Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.

ADULT CLASSES
"Spontaneous Abstract Creations in Stained Glass with Artist Shawn Patterson," Saturday, June 24, Noon-4 p.m., Medium: Stained Glass, Locations: OKCMOA and Prairie Arts Collective in the Paseo Arts District

"Hidden Figures" with Artist Mandy Messina, Sundays, July 9 and 16, 1-4 p.m., Medium: Embroidery/Textiles

"Iconoclasm" with Artist Mandy Messina, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m., Medium: Faux Stained Glass

Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.

BABIES AT THE MUSEUM
"Head to Toe," Sept. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.
Offered on the first Friday of each month, Babies at the Museum begins with complimentary coffee and social time in the Museum's classroom. After visitors settle in, the group will head to "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" for a fun-filled 30 minutes looking for heads, shoulders, knees and toes. The morning wraps up with playtime in the classroom where babies can enjoy age-appropriate activities and adults can sip coffee and plan their next Museum visit.
Free for members; $5 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Details at okcmoa.com/learn.

DROP-IN ART (All ages)
"Luxurious Patterns," Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Exhibition Opening Day)
"Scratch Art Stained Glass Windows," Saturday, July 1, 1- 4 p.m.
"Floral Collages," Saturday, July 8, 1-4 p.m.
"Fashionable Footwear," Saturday, July 15, 1-4 p.m.
"Watercolor Block Prints," Saturday, July 22, 1-4 p.m.
"Fabric Stamping," Saturday, July 29, 1-4 p.m.
Free with admission. Visit okcmoa.com for details.

METRO LIBRARY/OKCMOA PARTNER PROGRAM
Art making and conversation inspired by "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic." Offered for families and teens at local Metropolitan Library branches.
Free. Visit metrolibrary.org for dates and details.

Courtesy of OKC Museum of Art

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SALVATION ARMY
FAN DRIVE JUNE 22
THROUGH JULY 9
AT WESTLAKE


The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma Kicks Off Fan Drive
Westlake Ace Hardware teams up with charity to raise money for fans

WHAT:           Temperatures are on the rise and The Salvation Army needs help restocking its supply of fans to help those in need beat the inevitable heat.

A monetary donation can be made toward fans at ALL area Westlake Ace Hardware locations beginning June 22nd and running through July 9th. The Salvation Army will distribute fans locally throughout the summer to qualified individuals. 

For a $5 donation, one “fan blade” can be given; $10 provides two blades; $15 for three blades; or $20 covers the entire fan. Any donation amount will be accepted.

Westlake Ace Hardware is kicking off the fan drive in the Oklahoma City region with a donation of 50 box fans.

WHEN:          Kickoff Celebration – Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                         Stop by for popcorn and bottled water.  

WHERE:         Kick-off Celebration - Westlake Ace Hardware @ 11801 S. Western, Oklahoma City

To contribute to the Salvation Army fan drive, visit any Westlake Ace Hardware location or donate online at westlakehardware.com/fandrive

For information about eligibility to receive a fan, contact The Salvation Army at (405) 246-1100 or visit http://salvationarmyokcac.org/social-services/fans/






Friday, June 23, 2017

ARTS COUNCIL
SUNDAY TWILIGHT
CONCERTS SCHEDULE


2017 Sunday Twilight Concert, presented by the Chickasaw Nation 
David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland 
June 25th from 7:30-9:00PM at Bicentennial Park
                       
This summer, Arts Council Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by the Chickasaw Nation, invites music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at Bicentennial Park and Myriad Gardens. 

The 2017 Sunday Twilight Concert Series continues with David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland at Bicentennial Park! Join us from 7:30-9PM for an evening of jazz! "We're so pleased to partner with the OKC Jazz Fest and St. Anthony's for this Sunday's Twilight Concert at Bicentennial Park!," said Katelyn Carter, ACOKC Projects Director,  "David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland will definitely delight with their traditional Dixieland jazz music, a style that developed in New Orleans in the early 20th century. You absolutely will not want to miss this show!"



David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland will perform on June 25th at Bicentennial Park. Join us from 7:30-9PM for an evening of jazz music! Bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! Please, no smoking and no pets, except trained service animals. Hope to see you there!

This year's lineup, which is subject to change, is as follows:
June 25: David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland (Bicentennial Park)
July 2: The Allie Lauren Project
July 9: Dylan // Stephen Salewon
July 16: Original Flow and the Fervent Route // Adam & Jabee
July 23: On a Whim
July 30: The Lunar Laugh
Aug. 6: Phil Smith and the Blend Project
Aug. 13: Tequila Azul
Aug. 20: Willow Way
Aug. 27: Tap Band

Arts Council Oklahoma City is a non-profit 501 ©(3) organization dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact underserved populations. Each year, Arts Council events, programs and services reach nearly one million Oklahoma City residents and visitors. Arts Council Oklahoma City is sponsored by MidFirst Bank, Devon Energy Corporation, OGE Energy Corporation, Ozarka Water & Coffee Service, Sonic - America's Drive-in, ICG, The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, Toucan Production and Tyler Media. Arts Council Oklahoma City receives funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and is an Allied Arts member agency. For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com
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Arts Council Oklahoma City, 400 West California, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

TWILIGHT CONCERTS
CONTINUE SUNDAY
JUNE 25



The Sunday Twilight Concert Series, Presented by the Chickasaw Nation, Returns to Bicentennial Park!
The 2017 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by The Chickasaw Nation, continues with a special performance by David B. Hooten and the Legends of Dixieland as part of the OKC Jazz Festival. Join us from 7:30-9PM at Bicentennial Park for an evening of Dixieland jazz! 

Bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! Please, no smoking and no pets, except trained service animals.  Hope to see you there!
Arts Council Oklahoma City is a non-profit 501 ©(3) organization dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact underserved populations. Each year, Arts Council events, programs and services reach nearly one million Oklahoma City residents and visitors. Arts Council Oklahoma City is sponsored by MidFirst Bank, Devon Energy Corporation, OGE Energy Corporation, Ozarka Water & Coffee Service, Sonic - America's Drive-in, ICG, The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, Toucan Production and Tyler Media. Arts Council Oklahoma City receives funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, and is an Allied Arts member agency. For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit www.ArtsCouncilOKC.com
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Arts Council Oklahoma City, 400 West California, Oklahoma City, OK 73102



Thursday, June 22, 2017

NEWSIES BROADWAY
MUSICAL COMES TO
BIG SCREEN AUG. 5 & 9


The Broadway musical musical "Newsies" will be in OKC
movie theaters Quail, Tinseltown and Harkins on August 5 & 9.
                                                                                                  Courtesy of Fathom Events

The Kings of New York are back!
Newsies
OKC PHILHARMONIC
GOES RED, WHITE &
BOOM IN FREE 
             CELEBRATION
FOR ALL

                                                                                        Courtesy of OKC Phil         

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