Mission and History

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Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kirkpatrick

 

Mission

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.

Vision

We endeavor to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice.

History

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, formed in 1989 as City Arts Center by Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education. Through corporate funding and private donations, Oklahoma Contemporary is able to educate Oklahomans through adult classes and workshops, art camps and classes for local youth, art exhibitions, lectures and additional educational programming. Oklahoma Contemporary was the recipient of the first grant ever awarded by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and plays a key role in the development of Oklahoma City’s visual arts landscape.