Oklahoma Contemporary
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2021 Press Coverage

Find our most recent news highlights below. You can also see spectacular coverage from the opening year in our new purpose-built art center: 2020. Or check out coverage from 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Honors and Awards

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center | New Culture Destinations - North America
LCD Berlin announces 2021 award nominees

Leading Culture Destinations

Leading Culture Destinations and visitBerlin Announce the LCD Berlin Awards 2021

Oklahoma Contemporary awarded Top 3 Best New Museum in 2021 Readers' Choice 10 Best Awards

Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis named in 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals in Oklahoma City
OKC Friday

Folding Light Wins ACEC Honor Award
Alvine Engineering

We Believed in the Sun

‘We Believed in the Sun’ distills lessons of Oklahoma’s Black history in art
Oklahoma City Free Press

'We Believed in the Sun' open at OK Contemporary through August

Photographer with local roots awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah Daily Press and Yahoo! News

Art exhibit to show perspectives on Black Oklahomans' intergenerational struggle for equality

We Believe in the Sun exhibition celebrates ongoing impact of Civil Rights movement in OKC

Edmond Active

From multimedia exhibits to comics panel, artistic events across Oklahoma mark Tulsa Race Massacre centennial
The Oklahoman

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

Ed Ruscha Exhibit Examines the Artist's Oklahoma Roots
The Wall Street Journal

Ed Ruscha’s Oklahoma Roots Explored For The First Time In A New Exhibition


Artist on Writers | Writers on Artists: Ed Ruscha and Rachel Kushner

Sweet logos: Ed Ruscha spells
Spotlight: Ed Ruscha OKLA

10 to See: Recommended Exhibitions This Season

Ed Ruscha: OKLA @ Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City

Ed Ruscha’s nostalgic ode to Oklahoma

Oklahoma Contemporary Launches Major Exhibition of Works by Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha’s Oklahoma Roots Explored For The First Time In A New Exhibition


Ed Ruscha: Okla Explores Artist’s Hometown Connection
Elite Traveler

A modern master returns home
American Way

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

22 weekend culture picks highlights Ed Ruscha: OKLA virtual tour

Los Angeles Times

New exhibit 'Ed Ruscha: OKLA' digs into iconic artist's Oklahoma roots
OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha
The Oklahoman

OK/LA Panel Discussion
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art & Oklahoma Contemporary

Ed Ruscha: the artist goes back to his Oklahoma roots for the first time ever

6 Fascinating Exhibitions Around the World This Winter

Homeward Bound: This February Ed Ruscha examines his roots

Cultured Magazine

Ed Ruscha: OKLA — the artist’s first solo exhibition in his home state and town
FAD Magazine

News/Museum Exhibitions: Ed Ruscha OKLA


2021 brings first solo exhibit in Oklahoma where Ruscha grew up
National Catholic Reporter

The Headline: Ed Ruscha Doubleheader

In OKLA, Ed Ruscha Grows From His Roots
Southwest Contemporary

Made in USA Ed Ruscha An American Perspective

Artful Recommends Ed Ruscha at Oklahoma Contemporary
Artful Jaunts

After the Gold Rush

2 immersive art experiences for families in OKC

Metro Family Magazine

Oklahoma is OK: Artist Ed Ruscha at Oklahoma Contemporary
The Lost Ogle

"Ed Ruscha: OKLA" exhibition illustrates meaning in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Free Press

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

Oklahoma Today

Final Friday with Gallery America | Greenwood Art Project, Ed Ruscha and SPIRO

Ed Ruscha: OKLA — NW Classen grad brings exhibit to his home state for the first time
OKC Friday

On the Town: Check out Moving Vision, art of ’60s, ’70s
The Journal Record

Editor's Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar including Ed Ruscha: OKLA Conversation

Ruscha Is OK

Feb. 20 Products of the Week: Ed Ruscha x Entireworld “Oklahoma-E” T

Fire in Little Africa

OKC arts center hosting Fire in Little Africa's first live performance
The Black Wall Street Times

Tulsa hip-hop movement Fire in Little Africa bringing music, message to OKC
The Oklahoman

'Fire In Little Africa' Debuts Album Tracks In Live OKC Performance
Public Radio Tulsa

Stream 'Fire in Little Africa' event at Oklahoma Contemporary
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Fire in Little Africa explores Tulsa Race Massacre through hip-hop at Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma City Free Press

Fire in Little Africa event set in Oklahoma City
Tulsa World

Tulsa hip-hop movement Fire in Little Africa bringing music, message to Oklahoma City
The Finger Family Song

Fieldworks: Beyond Measure

Robert Bailey and Todd Stewart discuss the new exhibition Fieldworks: Beyond Measure
Uncovering Oklahoma

Oklahoma Contemporary opens its doors

Smith & Pickel Construction President Matt Thomas talks about building the new Oklahoma Contemporary facility
This is Oklahoma

Restoring a Legacy
Accessible Art for Everyone
Engaging Programs and Exhibitions at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
New Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Reflects Ever-Changing Light


Light+Tech: Facade lighting
Design Curial

A Virtual Stroll Through the Oklahoma Contemporary



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