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Faime Walking

  • When December 2020 - May 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Sculpture Garden
  • Age Requirements All ages

Faime Walking by Julian Opie is the first artwork to land in the Sculpture Garden. Installed adjacent to the walkway leading to the building’s main entrance, this larger-than-life LED monolith display reflects the movement of our visitors as they arrive and depart from the new arts center.

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THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL

  • When Dec. 24, 2020 - April 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location North Lawn
  • Age Requirements All ages

THE STARS PULLED DOWN FOR REAL by Robert Montgomery, a billboard of LED lights, will illuminate Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. The large-scale work about the built environment of contemporary cities adapts Ezra Pound's essay Patria Mia, a 1913 tribute to the dazzling lights of New York.

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Enroll for Friday Night Series and short workshops

  • When Dates vary by program
  • Cost Starting at $20
  • Location Online

This isn't your typical wine-and-paint workshop! Join us for an evening of grown-up fun while you take a crash course in creativity. No art skills needed, but you can flex those social muscles as you pick up a new art-making skill.

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Fieldworks: Beyond Measure

  • When Dec. 17 - April 19
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Oklahoma Gallery

Fieldworks, an interdisciplinary residency, invites artists, scholars and students to artistically respond to the presence of humans in the American Southwest. Beyond Measure presents a selection from the OU Fieldworks project’s diverse archive of objects, photographs, texts, videos and more.

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Café Contemporary

  • When 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Café Contemporary -- featuring a gourmet menu of contemporary comfort food -- is now open for takeout, curbside pickup and limited on-site seating. Visit us in person or call 405-768-2845 to place your order.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Online 10-Week Class | Beginning Drawing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 17, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

This online course introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, including block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, separating light from shadow, establishing values and conveying light on form. Students will start by copying drawings that incorporate these principles.


Online 10-Week Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 - Mar. 24, 2021 (Feb. 17 cancelled)
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+

Planned with beginners in mind, this online course teaches students to create their own woven wall hangings. Students design and complete three woven wall hangings while learning how to warp their looms, choose fibers, design from inspiration and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques.


Member Exclusive Access for Ed Ruscha: OKLA

  • When 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost Free
  • Location Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery

As a thank you to our members, we have reserved special hours of Ed Ruscha: OKLA for their exclusive access.

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Online 10-Week Class | Intermediate Wheel Throwing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 14 - Mar. 25, 2021 (Feb. 18 cancelled)
  • Cost $175 for class only | $250 for class and wheel rental (add on during reg)
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expand your knowledge of clay and further develop your creativity at the potter’s wheel. Using the wheel as a point of departure, students will explore approaches to making new and exciting forms. The class examines the many ways to adorn clay, such as slip trailing, sgraffito, and wax resist.


In Conversation | Jeremiah Davis and Alexandra Schwartz with Jeff Briley

  • When 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Age Requirements All Ages

With Ed Ruscha: OKLA, Oklahoma Contemporary presents the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Join us for a conversation between Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Alexandra Schwartz, co-curator for Ed Ruscha: OKLA, to explore how Oklahoma has influenced the artist’s aesthetic sensibility.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | Love Under Pressure

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
  • Cost $45 (all supplies included)
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Lissie Teehee
  • Age Requirements 21+

Linocuts are for lovers! Pour a glass of your favorite adult beverage and explore the art of relief printmaking with a date, BFF or four-legged friend. Following this course, you'll have the tools and knowledge to create your own small-scale linocut blocks to print on paper or fabric.

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Hybrid Four-Week Class | Public Sculpture 101

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. online Saturdays, Feb. 27 - Mar. 6 , 2021 | 1-5 p.m. onsite March 13-14, 2021
  • Cost $125
  • Location Hybrid | Online and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Gabriel Friedman
  • Age Requirements 18+

What can you create on your dining room table or garage workbench? In this online class with artist Gabriel Friedman, you’ll learn basic principles of conceptualizing, designing and constructing small-scale sculpture at home. Students will use materials from an instructor-prepared kit ($18).


Online Four-Week Class | Experimental Screenprinting

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 27 - March 20, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Studio Building | Paul Albers Outdoor Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Virginia Sitzes
  • Age Requirements 18+

This 4-week course will expand your knowledge and encourage new horizons in screenprinting. Experiment creating improvisational compositions with screens while printing with and on unconventional materials. This course will take place outside with masks required and social distancing enforced.


Online Four-Week Class | The Art of Stop-Motion Animation

  • When 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 27 - Mar. 20, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Nicole Emmons
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the fundamentals of creating stop-motion animation with artist Nicole Emmons. Together, you will use analog and digital tools to animate objects and create short films that relate to themes of nature, growth and gardens.


Online 10-Week Class | Songwriting

  • When 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17 - Mar. 21, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jacob Frost
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the craft of songwriting in this online course. Analyze songs, discuss the creative process, and share your own work. At course completion, students will have gained an appreciation for the craft of songwriting, developed a versatile compositional skillset and built a song portfolio.


Online 10-Week Class | Adobe Illustrator Foundations

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 11 - Mar. 15, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Bryan Boone
  • Age Requirements 18+

Adobe Illustrator Foundations will introduce the application to new users and level-up those familiar with the program through practical exploration. The course begins with an overview of the application workspace before quickly turning to an exploratory model.


Online Four-Week Class | Color Theory

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 15 - March 8, 2021
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

This class is an in-depth look at color theory in which students will use a basic primary color palette to learn how to mix any color and explore how colors change and interact with each other on the page. Students will experiment with using color patterns, placements and variations.


Online 10-Week Class | Creative Foundations for Veterans

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 17, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

In this online course for military veterans, participants explore the fundamentals of looking at, discussing and creating works of art. Course projects include ceramics, fiber arts, and drawing and painting. Community members who have served in the military are welcome to apply.

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Online 10-Week Class | Beginning Acrylic Painting

  • When 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2021
  • Cost $170
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Calvin Pressley
  • Age Requirements 18+

Discover the basics of acrylic painting with artist Calvin Pressley. In this online hands-on course, you will learn to prepare your paints and mix colors, practice basic handling techniques, and plan and execute your own original compositions on a variety of surfaces.


Outdoor Workshop | Raku Ceramics

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sunday, March 7 and Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Cost $40
  • Location The Studio Building | Leigh Ann and Paul Albers Outdoor Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens
  • Age Requirements 16+

Join us for a two-day workshop as we dive into the topic of Raku ceramics. We'll explore traditional Japanese Raku as it relates to religious and cultural practices and its later expression among American ceramicists. This in-person workshop takes place outside. Masks and social distancing required.


In Conversation | Amanda Horton and The Cauldron Press

  • When 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Age Requirements All ages

Learn more about the history and creative process of art books and zines as they relate to graphic design with Amanda Horton and The Cauldron Press. Horton teaches graphic design history and theory classes at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | DIY Screenprints

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 05, 2021
  • Cost $20 (all supplies included)
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Virginia Sitzes
  • Age Requirements 21+

Get inspired by the many screenprints on view in the Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibition, then create your own DIY screen with an embroidery hoop, nylon fabric and ink. After this online course, you'll impress your friends with screenprint knowledge!

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Second Saturday | Print Frenzy

  • When 12-3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Cost Free (reservations required)
  • Location North lawn
  • Age Requirements All ages

Get creative and reconnected this March! In celebration of Ed Ruscha: OKLA, this Second Saturday will explore the fun and funky side of printmaking. Programs will include artist demos, collaborative activities and printmaking projects -- including an art project inspired by Ruscha’s Chocolate Room.

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Camp | Creative Movement

  • When 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Dance Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joshua Okpara
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9

There’s no better time to get up and moving! This camp focuses on contemporary dance movements, energic beats, funky moves and lots of laughs! While socially distancing outdoors and in the Dance Studio, campers will learn a choreographed dance from local RACE Dance Collective artist Joshua Okpara.

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Camp | Clay All Day

  • When 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios Building | Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 10-12

Taking inspiration from Japanese pop art artist Yayoi Kusama, campers will create colorful ceramic forms with a contemporary twist! Campers will be introduced to ceramic practices, including hand-building techniques, wheel throwing and clay construction.

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Camp | Colossal Creations

  • When 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Eric Lyons
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9

Exploring the work of contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone, campers will together build larger-than-life outdoor installations. Campers will experience the process of making a sculpture from start to finish, including brainstorming, designing, building and overcoming artistic challenges.

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Camp | Storybook Kids

  • When 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri., Mar. 15-19, 2021
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-6

This spring break, encourage your little artists to explore the great outdoors and the artistic style of former Oklahoma resident and exhibiting artist Ed Ruscha. During this weeklong camp, learning and creating will take place outdoors with spurts of indoor instruction.

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Online Workshop | DIY Typography

  • When 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Cost $40
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Bryan Boone
  • Age Requirements 16+

What's in a letter? Discover the basics of typography in this workshop with designer Bryan Boone! Inspired by artist Ed Ruscha's own "Boy Scout Utility Modern" font, you'll design your own typeface to digitize and use on your own computer.

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Performance | Spotlight Concerts with Arts Council OKC: Latin Mojo Band

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | North Lawn
  • Instructor / Presenter Latin Mojo Band
  • Age Requirements All ages

Arts Council OKC Spotlight Concert Series celebrated OKC’s entertainment community with performances inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Bright Golden Haze. Latin Mojo’s concert was canceled for inclement weather in the fall, and we’re excited to host them this spring.

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Hours

Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Location

Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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