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Please help support Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s mission to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.

Oklahoma Contemporary presents a wide array of visual art exhibitions and hands-on art classes for children, teens and adults. Most importantly, all of Oklahoma Contemporary’s exhibitions, lectures and family activities are free and open to the public.

Capital Campaign

Oklahoma Contemporary is raising $26 million to build a new arts education, exhibition and performance center on a 4.6-acre site at NW 11th and Broadway.

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Become a Member

Oklahoma Contemporary enriches the lives of thousands of people each year — from budding artists to seasoned creators — many of whom might not otherwise receive exposure to the arts. We fuel creativity through children’s camps, adult classes, free art exhibitions and educational programs for all ages.

When you become a member of Oklahoma Contemporary, you will strengthen our efforts in a direct and meaningful way. As a member, you will have the inside track to everything Oklahoma Contemporary and receive exclusive member privileges. This may include early enrollment and/or discounts on classes and summer camps, invitations to members-only events, a complimentary OKCityCard, and more. Learn about all membership level benefits here.

Also keep in mind: 

  • Your gift can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone.
  • If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to Oklahoma Contemporary can be generously increased and will do even more to support our mission. (For your reference, Oklahoma Contemporary's tax identification number is 73-1334271.)

For more information, please contact Development Associate and Annual Fund Manager Meredith McCormick at (405) 951-0000 or mmccormick@okcontemp.org or write to:

Annual Fund Manager
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Education

The Education Department is a vital link between Oklahoma Contemporary and residents of all ages in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Programming for kids and families, teens, adults, community organizations, school groups, educators and visitors with disabilities is offered year-round. Your gift will provide direct support to annual program costs.

For more information about supporting Education Programs at Oklahoma Contemporary, please contact Development Director, Jennifer Thurman at (405) 951-0000 or jthurman@okcontemp.org. For information about participating in any of our Education Programs, please contact the Education Department at (405) 951-0000 or eoldfield@okcontemp.org.

Scholarship Support for Art Camps

Art has the power to inspire children in ways that no other activity can. With limited support for arts education in Oklahoma City Public Schools, programming provided by Oklahoma Contemporary creates an opportunity for students to receive high quality art instruction in a creative environment. The cost of enrolling one student in one week of camp is $170.  Please help spark a young person’s imagination by supporting Oklahoma Contemporary’s camp scholarship fund.

 

ArtDesk

ARTDESK is a twice-yearly magazine devoted to the contemporary arts, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, dance, film, music, & architecture. This beautifully designed, editorially distinctive magazine takes a national & international look at the most important artists working today. It focuses on events, exhibitions, & education and will keep readers informed about need-to-know art happenings around the world.

ARTDESK is published by the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
url: www.artdeskmagazine.com 
Twitter: @readartdesk

Friends of Marfa Contemporary

In 2012, Oklahoma Contemporary brought its long history of excellent educational programming and innovative exhibitions to a satellite gallery space in Marfa, Texas.  Located on the corner of Highland and San Antonio, Marfa Contemporary offers free tours and workshops and a twice yearly artist-in-residence for emerging and established national and international artists.

Marfa has been known as a cultural center for contemporary artists and artisans since 1971, when the artist Donald Judd rented a house in the west Texas town.  In 1986, Judd founded The Chinati Foundation as a unique museum where he installed his large-scale works and groups of his work, and a limited number of other artists on a permanent basis according to each artist’s specifications.  Since Judd’s death in 1994, The Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation have worked to maintain his legacy. The foundations also host a yearly open house event in Marfa that attracts artists and collectors from around the world.

Marfa Contemporary will help stimulate interest in our vision among the many art enthusiasts who make the journey to this historic town.  The Marfa facility includes a 2,100 square-foot art gallery, administration offices, a studio for artists in residence and indoor and outdoor recreational areas.

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