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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections

  • When Times and dates vary
  • Location 12 locations across Oklahoma City
  • Age Requirements All ages

Across Oklahoma City, 12 arts and cultural organizations have collaborated with Oklahoma Contemporary to produce exhibitions and programs related to Bright Golden Haze. See related page for full list of locations and information about each of the Reflections.

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Online Class | Beginning Oil Painting

  • When 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting! This class covers concepts including block-in, separating light from shadow, setting value relationships, achieving light effect, color relationships and more. Students will use still life to practice these concepts and will frequently paint from life.

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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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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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Bright Golden Haze

  • When Aug. 26, 2020 - Jan. 4, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

This insightful group exhibition explores the ways in which artists use light to create place, both geographic and conceptual, inspired by both the uniquely influential quality of light and space in the state and the new building itself. Free tickets required to visit.

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Shadow on the Glare

  • When Aug. 26 - Nov. 30, 2020
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma Gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shadow on the Glare features photo and video works that critically respond to Bright Golden Haze’s themes of light and place — in this case, focusing particularly on the landscapes of Oklahoma. Free tickets required to visit.

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Public Tours

  • When 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guide
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us in our galleries for a free public tour! Public tours for individual visitors and groups of up to five people meet in the lobby on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Led by trained Gallery Guides, public tours are inclusive and conversational, encouraging visitor curiosity.

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Online Workshop | Woodland Quillwork Workshop

  • When 12-6 p.m., Oct. 24, 2020
  • Cost $100
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Monica Jo Raphael
  • Age Requirements 12+

Discover the art and history of woodland quillwork as it relates to the Anishinaabek. Learn to harvest porcupine, remove quills, and how quills are prepared and sorted. Participants learn to harvest sweetgrass and birch bark as well as how these materials are prepared for use in woodland quillwork.

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Online Class | Pro Tools Basics

  • When 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 4 – Dec. 20, 2020 (no class on Oct. 11 and Nov. 29)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jacob Frost
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the basics of Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Beginning with a tour of the software, students will learn how to start projects, navigate the interface and manage tracks and audio clips. Students will use creative avenues to explore the various ways Pro Tools can be used to make music.

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Film Screening | Art21: Vija Celmins and Roni Horn

  • When 30-minute screening on the hour: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter Art21
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us to view Vija Celmins in Time, 2003 (12:27) and Roni Horn in Structures, 2009 (13:09). To ensure public safety, only 20 socially distanced seats are open per screening in our 3,500-square-foot theater. Reservations required.

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Online Class | Visible Mending

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+

Students will discover embroidery through visible mending, a set of techniques that extends the life of well-loved items and helps the environment and human rights through ethical consumption of fast fashion. Students will learn the Japanese technique of Sashiko to repair and embellish clothing.

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Online Class | Beginning Watercolor Painting

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the basics of watercolor processes, materials, composition and techniques. The online class covers many styles through experimentation and the works of other watercolor artists. Classes feature demonstrations, work time and discussions. You’ll share your work and learn from other students.

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Online Class | Beginning Hand Building - Wednesdays

  • When 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9, 2020 (no class on Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens
  • Age Requirements 18+

Participants must be able to travel to Studio School to purchase clay and pick up/drop off their works-in-progress for glazing and firing. Explore the art of hand building clay forms. This ceramic class will focus on the three hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay.

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Online Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9th, 2020 (no class Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+

Project-based course teaches students to create woven wall hangings. Students create three woven wall hangings, learn how to warp looms, choose fibers, and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques. Students will check out a loom and purchase a yarn kit in person for the course.

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Online Class | Beginning Drawing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 10, 2020 (no class on Nov. 26)
  • Cost $160
  • 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.

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Building and Exhibition Tour

  • When 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Gallery Guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. To participate in a public tour, please reserve your timed ticket to visit Bright Golden Haze at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Performance | Spotlight Concert Series with Arts Council OKC: Latin Mojo Band

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | North Lawn
  • Instructor / Presenter Arts Council OKC with Latin Mojo Band
  • Age Requirements All ages

Inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Spotlight Concert series will celebrate the “bright future” of OKC's entertainment community with live performances held on Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. Free tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | DIY Ceramic Flask

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday. Nov. 6, 2020
  • Cost $75
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+

Use basic ceramic hand building techniques to create your very own flask for, you know, beverages. No ceramics experience needed!

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Workshop | Raku Ceramics

  • When 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
  • Cost $40 (materials included)
  • Location Studio School
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens
  • Age Requirements 16+

Join us for a two-day hands-on workshop as we dive into the topic of Raku ceramics. Explore Japanese Raku as it relates to cultural practices and expressions among American ceramicists in the 1900s. Learn hand building techniques, create tea bowls and glaze and fire your works with the Raku process.

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Performance | Spotlight Concert Series with Arts Council OKC: Charles Burton Band

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | North Lawn
  • Instructor / Presenter Arts Council OKC and Charles Burton Band
  • Age Requirements All ages

Inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Spotlight Concert series will celebrate the “bright future” of OKC's entertainment community with live performances held on Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. Free tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance.

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Second Saturday | Community

  • When 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020
  • Cost Free (tickets required)
  • Location North Lawn and Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

November's Second Saturday will celebrate our community and the connections we share. Through collaborative movement, art-making activities and storytelling, visitors will explore what makes us a community and the sense of belonging. Free tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | Gelli Plate Greeting Cards

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
  • Cost $35
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Virginia Sitzes
  • Age Requirements 21+

Get messy with painter and printmaker Virginia Sitzes! In this two-hour online course, you'll use a quick and colorful printmaking process to produce a small set of original greeting cards.

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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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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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