Listen as two or more individuals explore, interrogate and discuss exhibition-related topics. Virtual programs can be viewed here and will remain online for viewing one week after each event.
Panel Conversation | Illuminating Perspectives
7-8 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Tickets Required. Reservations here.
This panel discussion highlights the contributions of Native artists to opening exhibitions Bright Golden Haze and Shadow on the Glare as well as to contemporary art more broadly. Featuring artists Yatika Fields (Osage/Cherokee/Creek), Marianne Nicolson (Dzawada’enuxw First Nations) and Keli Mashburn (Osage), the discussion is moderated by Dr. heather ahtone (Chickasaw citizen/Choctaw), senior curator at the First Americans Museum. Panelists will reflect on tangible and metaphysical elements of light from an Indigenous perspective, sharing insight into the culturally grounded narratives that inform concepts they present and examine in their work. Introductions by Pablo Barrera (Wixáritari), curatorial fellow for Oklahoma Contemporary.
Watch presentations of live music, dance, theater or poetry as we activate the Te Ata Theater, our sun-filled Dance Studio and casual performance spaces indoors and out. See program descriptions for reservation information for on-site programs. Virtual programs can be viewed here and will remain online for viewing one week after each event.
Elemental by Oklahoma City Ballet
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3
As one of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund supported Reflections projects, Oklahoma City Ballet will present Elemental, an original ballet inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary's opening exhibition, Bright Golden Haze. Choreographed by trainee program coordinator and recently retired professional dancer Amanda Herd-Popejoy, this premiere work will feature 15 members of the trainee program at Oklahoma City Ballet's Yvonne Chouteau School and incorporate light into the dancers' costumes.
Join us for free, hands-on opportunities to tap into your own creativity. Online demos are led by instructors featuring simple projects you can make at home. Supply lists provided.
Studio Activity | Fiber dyeing with Rachel Denbow
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17
Join us for a free, livestreamed fiber dyeing demonstration with artist and Studio School instructor Rachel Denbow. Check out this supply list to grab everything you need and create along with Rachel!
From documentaries about artists on view to more experimental works by local and national artists, our film program will enrich your exhibition experience and explore film as an art form. Can't wait for more? Check out the #FridayFilms series on our new blog New Light!
Sunday Matinee | Art21
Join us to view curated selections from Art in the Twenty-First Century (Art21), handpicked to complement our opening exhibitions. Art21 provides a window into contemporary art that is ordinarily hidden from public view, presenting artists in their private homes and studios, going behind-the-scenes to reveal how artworks and exhibitions are created. Each approximately 30-minute screening will feature artists in Bright Golden Haze as well as additional artists exploring related themes or working in similar media. Courtesy of Art21, art21.org, founded 1997.
COVID Protocols: To ensure public safety, only 30 socially distanced seats per screening will be available in our 3,500-square-foot theater. Reservations are required for each seat and will be available two weeks before the film's date.
- Art21: Carrie Mae Weems and Graciela Iturbide
Carrie Mae Weems in Compassion, 2009 (14:47) and Graciela Iturbide in Investigation, 2014 (17:01)
30-minute screenings on the hour: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29
Main Building | Te Ata Theater
Tickets required. Reservations here.
Over time and as it becomes safe, offerings will continue to expand and include:
- Contemporary Cocktails
- Hands-on studio activities
- Resident DJs
- Other happenings across campus