Oklahoma Contemporary
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Opening Celebration

Opening Celebration | March 12, 2020
The New Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center | 11 NW 11th St.

5:30 p.m. Sponsor Entry | 7 p.m. General Admission

Explore the new Oklahoma Contemporary at the can't-miss event of 2020! We've partnered with New York creative production company Iron Bloom to bring you an immersive experience unlike anything you’ve seen in Oklahoma. Party-goers will enjoy unique happenings, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the new building and inaugural exhibition.

Entrance to the fundraiser grants you an early look at our spectacular inaugural exhibition before we open to the public. Bright Golden Haze will bring viewers on a visual journey, exploring the various ways contemporary artists use light as a medium to create a sense of place. Purchase tickets now to be part of this historic event.

Buy tickets or learn more about sponsorships below. Sponsorships include tickets, early access and a variety of additional benefits. Learn more about other opening festivities, including the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening, here.

Sponsorships Tickets

Cocktail attire | Complimentary valet parking | Libations | Heavy hors d’oeuvres
*Guests must be 21 or older and present valid photo ID at check-in.

We'd also like to thank and acknowledge our current opening year sponsors who have made this all possible:

Opening Year sponsors
The Chickasaw Nation | Inasmuch Foundation | Marisa and Jeff Records | E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation | Dick Sias | The McClendon Family | Gene Rainbolt | Bowen Foundation | Norick Investment Company Fund | American Fidelity Foundation | Devon Energy | SSM Health Oklahoma | Nancy and Bob Anthony

Opening Celebration sponsors
Glenna and Dick Tanenbaum | Joan Gilmore

Polly & Larry Nichols | Amy, Virginia, Dr. James Young | Ann Lacy Foundation | Besty and Hugh O’Hara | Anonymous | Jane Harlow | Barbara J Cooper | Charles Oppenheim | Dolores Aughtry | Mary Dean Streich | Brett Price | Linda and Ken Howell | Kirk Hammons | Jane and David Sutter | Patricia Capra | Amy and Frank Sewell | Karen and Martin Smith | Carol Eadie Kaspereit | Leslie and Eli Hellman | Mary and John Seward | Josephine Freede | Linda and Steve Slawson | Wesley Burt | Marty and Hoffie Smith | Alison and J.P. Dick | G. David Neff and Suzanne Peck | Jamie and Tyler Johnson | Lissa and Jon Blaschke | Manda and Mark Ruffin | Patsy Wright | Jane and Connor Helms | Gay and Larry Hellman | Meg Salyer

Corporate Council partners
Cox Communications

OG&E | Bank of Oklahoma | Compellier | BancFirst | Artform | Johnston Builders | United Mechanical | Pitkin Investment Corporation | Smith & Pickel Construction | Statewide Painting


Closed Monday - Sunday see additional holidays


NW 11th and Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73013
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

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