Oklahoma Contemporary
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Jan. 07, 2021

On View

Explore videos tied to exhibitions, programs and more in a dynamic new section
A seated person gestures in front of a large, colorful, abstract painting
Bright Golden Haze artist Yatika Fields discusses his commissioned landscape painting Eternal Sun (2020) in an installment of Oklahoma Contemporary's Illuminations video series.

Since the launch of the new Oklahoma Contemporary blog last January, this space has served to bring you compelling stories about the artists, artwork, staff and stakeholders who make your new arts center truly special. With COVID-19 limiting our capacity to provide in-person programming through much of the year, we turned to online video to stay connected with the community and help provide a creative spark while many of us were isolated in our homes.

Today we're debuting a new section of the Oklahoma Contemporary website, where you can find all this video content in one place. Looking for the perfect #AtHomeArt project to keep your kiddos engaged? How about insightful, longform interviews with Bright Golden Haze artists? From these offerings to gallery talks, virtual performances and points in between, our new Watch pages are your source for content that moves.

Below you'll find a selection from each category in our video archive, so you can get your feet wet before diving into the full listings. Happy viewing!

Bright Golden Haze

From interactive installations to landscape painting and immersive, illuminating environments, Bright Golden Haze helped ring in a new chapter of Oklahoma history at your arts center in downtown OKC. In the below video by Nils Timm, presented by the exhibition designers at Chu + Gooding Architects, you'll get a sense of the splendor and surprise that made Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural Bright Golden Haze a truly illuminating experience.

Public Programs

From gallery talks to live performances, panel discussions and so much more, Oklahoma Contemporary's dynamic public programming has something for everyone. Featuring dancers equipped with LED lights fashioned over their leotards in homage to Oklahoma Contemporary's inaugural Bright Golden Haze, Amanda Herd-Popejoy of OKC Ballet choreographed an original performance as part of our Thursday Night Late series in the video below.

New Building

In addition to providing a world-class facility for exhibitions, performance and education and a breathtaking addition to the OKC skyline, the new Oklahoma Contemporary is a “creative commons,” a place for our community to gather, create and experience art. Our behind-the-scenes video series (Building Excitement) takes you inside our new home with architect Rand Elliott. In the video below, Elliott explores the history surrounding the building site, along with a look at the creative process through the architect's own sketchbooks


Sponsored by SONIC Drive-In, Oklahoma Contemporary's dynamic #AtHomeArt series from our Youth and Family staff and Camp Contemporary instructors features step-by-step instructions for creating your own works of art using everyday household items. Check out the marbling project below, and explore the entire archive at the link above.

Studio School

Whether you want to learn a new skill or perfect an old one, Studio School at Oklahoma Contemporary offers four- and 10-week classes and workshops designed to spark your creativity.

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Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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