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Upcoming Programs

Under the Radar crop

Jan. 27-28
Under the Radar: Otto Frank

Obie Award-winning collaborators Roger Guenveur Smith and Marc Anthony Thompson have devised a new work inspired by Otto Frank, the father of diarist Anne Frank. Smith's intimate meditation, scored live by Thompson, illuminates our present moment through a rigorous interrogation of our not-so-distant past. Smith's Frank addresses his daughter beyond her time and his own. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep and The Public Theater.


A colorful series of panels with framed prints hung on the wall behind it

Feb. 9 | 6-9 p.m.
Opening celebration |
The Art of Food

Join us for the opening celebration for The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. This fun, thoughtful exhibition features more than 100 artworks by 36 well-known contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jenny Holzer and Ed Ruscha. Opening event includes light bites from local chefs, a bar and music.


One brown and three green clay creatures covered in googly eyes and sequins

Feb. 11 | 1-4 p.m.
Second Saturday

Enjoy an afternoon of art-making with us! Make a clay portrait, join a family-friendly tour of our gallery and explore an Art Pack full of engaging activities for all ages. All Second Saturday activities are free and open to the public.


Superstitions crop

Feb. 23-March 5
Superstitions

A foreigner finds a penny on the ground. When he tries to offer it to a stranger — it sparks an absurd and frightening conversation about American “bad luck.” An unlikely group of strangers intersect in this unconventional comedy about navigating personal and national terrors. Who knew the ridiculous could be so terrifying? Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.


White logo on a pink background reads "The Garde"

Monday, March 6 | 8-11 p.m.
The Art of Food
: An Evening Off

The Garde’s Industry Night will celebrate the hardworking folks in the restaurant/hospitality industry with a larger-than-life party. It’s our chance to give an incredible night to the people who work to make our nights fun, festive and unforgettable! Tickets are $5. Complimentary beer, wine and snacks will be served.


Photo May 11 15 20 25

March 11 | 1-4 p.m.
Second Saturday XL: Eat Your Art Out

To celebrate The Art of Food exhibition, March’s Second Saturday XL will be serving up an entire menu of creative fun! Bring the family out for a free afternoon of food-focused art-making, engaging performances, and appetizing activities.


Black and white image of one dancer lifting another. The lifted dancer's head is thrown back dramatically.

March 16 & 17 | 7 p.m.
SQUID

SQUID is a work of dance theater centering on the intimacy contained in the imaginary space of two people trapped at the bottom of the ocean. SQUID is partly inspired by Vampyroteuthis Infernalis (“vampire squid from hell”) by Viliém Flusser and Louis Bec. Described as “part scientific treatise, part spoof, part philosophical discourse, part fable,” the authors suggest a powerful and ancient relationship between humans and vampyroteuthes.


April 6 | 7-8 p.m.
The Art of Food: In Conversation with Neal Ambrose Smith and Loretta Barrett Oden

Join us for a conversation about art, Indigenous foodways, and food sovereignty featuring artist Neal Ambrose Smith and Chef Loretta Oden moderated by Greg Horton.


Several children sit at a table engaged in art making

April 8 | 1-4 p.m.
Second Saturday

Join us and create a mouthwatering masterpiece out of edible materials including graham crackers, candies, icing and more. All Second Saturday activities are free and open to the public.


The Brothers Size crop

April 27-May 7
The Brothers Size

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elegba, Oshoosi’s old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.


Close up image of two dancers embracing in front of a silver building

June 23-25
Unboxed

Unboxed is a celebration of contemporary dance by three world-renowned choreographers at the top of their field: Rena Butler and Larry Keigwin along with a member from OKC Ballet’s own company. Each choreographer will present a short work, and visual artist Yatika Fields will collaborate on the project with his vibrant, energetic works of art. Presented in partnership with Oklahoma City Ballet.


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


Images:

Text treatment for Under the Radar: On the Road. Provided by OKC Rep.

Text treatment for Superstitions. Provided by OKC Rep.

Installation view of The Art of Food at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, including David Hockney's Caribbean Tea Time (1985-87). Photo: Deann Orr / Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

The Garde logo.

SQUID choreographers and performers Leslie Kraus and Douglas Gillespie. Photo: Tessa Fungo.

Text treatment for The Brothers Size. Provided by OKC Rep.

Courtney Connor Jones, principal, and Randolph Fernandez, Corps de Ballet. Photo: Jana Carson.

Hours

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
info@okcontemp.org

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P.O. Box 3062
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