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Thursday Night Late

In our new location, Oklahoma Contemporary will be open until 9 p.m. every Thursday night! Arrive early, stay late. Bring a friend, make a friend. See art in a new light.

Explore new perspectives through a variety of programs, performances and activities inspired by the art on view in our exhibition spaces and Campbell Art Park.


MARCH 2020

Building and Exhibition Tours
45-minute tours on the hour: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Contemporary Cocktails
6-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 19, 2020
Location(s) TBD

Oklahoma Contemporary periodically invites local mixologists to develop cocktail offerings inspired by exhibitions on view. These creative libations are available for purchase by visitors 21 years and older during Thursday Night Late.

Building and Exhibition Tours
45-minute tours on the hour: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Architectural Tour | Rand Elliott
7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Hear directly from architect Rand Elliott about his vision and process for designing our new home. Our nearly 54,000 square-foot building is divided into four floors, featuring 8,000 square feet of gallery space, a theater, café, studios and more. Learn more about the building’s moniker, Folding Light, hear behind-the-scenes insights and get familiar with Oklahoma City’s new home for contemporary art.


APRIL 2020

Building and Exhibition Tours
45-minute tours on the hour: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Star Party | Oklahoma City Astronomy Club
7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020
Location TBD

Join the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club (OKCAC) for an evening of stargazing on the lawn. Volunteers from OKCAC will be on site with a number of telescopes to highlight different planets, stars and features in the sky. Bring your questions about space or astronomy – OKCAC volunteers will be excited to answer them all! Weather permitting.

Building and Exhibition Tours
45-minute tours on the hour: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Architectural Tour | Rand Elliott
7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Hear directly from architect Rand Elliott about his vision and process for designing our new home. Our nearly 54,000 square-foot building is divided into four floors, featuring 8,000 square feet of gallery space, a theater, café, studios and more. Learn more about the building’s moniker, Folding Light, hear behind-the-scenes insights and get familiar with Oklahoma City’s new home for contemporary art.

Building and Exhibition Tours
45-minute tours on the hour: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16
Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby

Contemporary Cocktails
6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020
Location(s) TBD

Oklahoma Contemporary periodically invites local mixologists to develop cocktail offerings inspired by exhibitions on view. These creative libations are available for purchase by visitors 21 years and older during Thursday Night Late.

Artist Talk | Jen Lewin
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020
Main Building | Te Ata Theater

Jen Lewin joins us to discuss her work Aqueous, on view in Campbell Art Park. An internationally renowned new media and interactive sculptor currently based in New York, Lewin has leveraged her architectural background to fabricate a large-scale interactive, public sculpture that encourages community interaction and play. Following her talk, join Lewin for a meet and greet in Campbell Art Park to experience Aqueous fully illuminated at dusk.

Panel | Illuminating Perspectives
6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020
Main Building | Te Ata Theater

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, Marianne Nicolson and Ryan Redcorn, the discussion is moderated by Dr. heather ahtone, 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.

Hours

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Saturday - Sunday see additional holidays

Location

3000 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003
info@okcontemp.org

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