Oklahoma Contemporary
RACE Dance at Aqueous
Dancers in black pants and white shirts leap from a patterned path in a green park with a silver building in the background

Upcoming Programs

Before visiting, please check out our COVID Protocols. (Out of an abundance of caution and in solidarity with local medical professionals, we are requiring all visitors, staff, students and vendors to wear masks during the Omicron surge.)


A screengrab from a video game depicts a snow-covered, hazy blue mountain forest scene with a round, floating robot with blue LED eyes in the foreground

Feb. 10
Unreal: Up Next in Gaming
7 p.m. | Te Ata Theater and livestreamed
Reserve free tickets here

Join us for a conversation and demo with James Simpson, CEO of GoldFire Studios, Jeff Price, chair of game design and animation at Oklahoma City University, and Linh Terford, independent game illustrator and concept artist. The speakers will share their experiences contributing to a growing video game industry in Oklahoma and give insight into what’s on the horizon in game design, development and VR.

Learn more here.


A person suspended on aerial silks is backlit by warm, orange light as other performers look on

Feb. 13
Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in Concert: Love is a Game
5-6:30 p.m. | Te Ata Theater
Reserve free tickets here

For their fifth season, Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra partners with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center to deliver energetic, collaborative performances that recontextualize the classical music experience. In February's installment, OVCO presents Love is a Game, featuring the Virtuosi Orchestra and aerial dance by guest artists Perpetual Motion.

Learn more here.


Hanging Gardens Installation Setup View

Feb. 17
Artist Talk | Off the Wall:
Sarah Ahmad, romy owens and Marium Rana
6-8 p.m. | Te Ata Theater
Reserve free tickets here

Moderated by Associate Curator Pablo Barrera

Join us for a reception and artist talk to celebrate the opening of Off the Wall! Drop in for the opening reception, 6-7 p.m., followed by a conversation from 7-8 p.m. with Sarah Ahmad, romy owens and Marium Rana. The Oklahoma-based artists will discuss their process and the various themes prevalent in Off the Wall, ranging from the artists’ relationship to time, chaos and tradition to modernity and cultural interpretation.

Working in three distinct styles, Ahmad, owens and Rana are creating immersive and interactive installations to transform the Mary Leflore Clements Oklahoma Gallery. Rather than being confined to the walls, their artwork will extend into the air and explore the physical, vertical volume of the gallery using paper, textile and mixed media.


Four people occupy a black room; one sits at a piano, one stands at a DJ station, and two move through the space as blue and green neon lights shine behind them

Feb. 24
This is the Remix
7-8:30 p.m. | Te Ata Theater
Free tickets available here

This Is the Remix pairs movement, music and spoken-word artists who will debut original and improvisational performances, inspired by exhibition-on-view Abstract Remix and one another. Audiences will see The Original work followed by The Remix and participate in selecting The Collaboration, where viewers create a new pairing by chance!

Learn more here.


A person plays an old piano decorated with several objects while another individual holds a microphone

March 31 - April 2
James & Jerome: Piano Tales
Te Ata Theater
Buy tickets here

An old woman on her death bed asks two musician-storytellers to tell her a few tales in her final hour. The audience chooses which three tales will be told that performance and in what order, by selecting items from a trunk. Piano Tales is James & Jerome's ongoing celebration of storytelling, music and the freedom that comes from not having a plan.

Learn more here.

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.

see additional holidays

Location

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

SEND MAIL TO
Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Newsletter Signup

STAY UP TO DATE
Join our mailing list to learn about our events, exhibitions, education and more.