Oklahoma Contemporary
Tavares Strachan, I Belong Here (White)
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March 16, 2020

From the Desk of Eddie Walker: Oklahoma Contemporary's COVID-19 Delay

As you know, in reaction to the COVID-19 threats in our community, Oklahoma Contemporary temporarily postponed all events tied to our opening week (originally scheduled March 12-15). Following CDC and city recommendations, we’re extending that delay – our facilities will stay closed to the public and to most staff until, at minimum, May 9. (Updated to this date on March 20.)

Leadership is working on a number of scenarios for how and when we can resume normal business and then open our doors, with an eye toward civic responsibility and community health.

As of March 16, registration for our spring session of Studio School remains open, and we currently plan to begin classes March 30. However, that timeline will evolve as the news does. If it changes, we’ll notify currently registered students and our larger audience as soon as we can. (Studio School will now launch this summer. See editor's note below or current info about Studio School here.)

Unfortunately, much of that decision about Studio School and our larger opening is out of our hands – it will depend on how the virus spreads in our state and how public health and local leaders ask us to respond.

In the meantime, we’re putting in place plans to begin virtually introducing you to our inaugural exhibitions (Bright Golden Haze and Shadow on the Glare), Studio School and Camp Contemporary, public programs and more. As always, we aim to be a place where you can explore contemporary art and creative ideas – even if, for now, you must do so from the comfort of your own couch.

Keep an eye on this blog, New Light, and across our social networks in the following days. We’ll keep you posted as the situation evolves – and help you to nurture your creativity.

Editor's note: On March 19, we announced the decision to delay the launch of Studio School until summer.

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