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Upcoming Programs

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May 24 | 7 p.m.
Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ
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Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ is an ongoing project in which Elisa Harkins sings in a combination of Cherokee, English and Muscogee (Creek) to electronic dance music, some of which is inspired by sheet music of Indigenous music notated by Daniel Chazanoff during the 20th century. As an act of Indigenous Futurism, it combines disco and Indigenous language in an effort to alter the fate of these endangered languages through active use, preservation on pressed vinyl and radio play.

Three people sitting on a couch with two people standing behind them. Band members are holding various instruments, including a cymbal, synthesizer panel, trombone and saxophone.

June 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Summer Music Series

Free admission

Kick off the summer with free live music and drinks on our terrace as we present DARUMA on their debut U.S. tour. DARUMA is a fresh, new contemporary jazz project featuring original music by some of Denver’s finest young talent. Their sound takes audiences from deep grooves to intimate ballads to Coltrane-inspired swing. DARUMA reinterprets the jazz aesthetic for the 21st century and crosses it with progressive rock, film score and neo-soul in a genre-bending original sound.

Various types of homes made from fabric and stitches

July 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday Stitchin'
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Join us for our first ever Saturday Stitchin’ event with award-winning artist Darci Lenker celebrating the opening of SHELTER. This drop-in event will give you the basics to create an embroidered patch or wall hanging of dwellings both temporary and permanent. New to embroidery? It’s easy and a fun way to meet new folks while mastering a skill. Feel free to grab a mimosa, piece of quiche or fancy coffee from Café Contemporary and join us in the Creative Lounge. Limited seating is available. RSVP to reserve your free ticket today!

For box office support, email boxoffice@okcontemp.org or call 405 951 0000 during business hours.


Promotional photo for Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ. Photo by Ian Byers Gambler.

DARUMA. Photo courtesy of the band.

Darci Lenker's embroidered works. Photo courtesy of the artist.


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

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

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