Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary
1146 N. Broadway Dr. | Oklahoma City
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday
Designed by HSEarchitects, Oklahoma Contemporary’s Showroom is situated in four repurposed shipping containers, overlooking Campbell Park. The Showroom features exhibitions, events and an art library and serves as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s future home. Visit the Showroom to see and learn about creative work produced by today’s artists.
Currently located at State Fair Park, Oklahoma Contemporary will soon build a new campus on the Showroom site, at NW 11th and Broadway. Offering production, performance and presentation facilities, the center will become an arts beacon for the city, region and beyond.
The Showroom is as a resource for anyone who wants to be part of the contemporary cultural moment, a place for visitors to learn about issues and topics influencing today's painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, architecture and design.
One resource is the building’s growing library. Visitors can browse the stacks and relax with a good read over a lunch hour or on a visit to downtown.
In addition to reading about contemporary art, visitors can see it. In the summer of 2017, Oklahoma Contemporary launched Showroom | Showcase, a series of installations featuring local artists. The first installation was Rachel Hayes' Test Patterns. The Showroom is also home to Share at the Showroom, a monthly event featuring discussions on culture and art, and performances by local artists. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information.
More details about the Showroom's purpose, ongoing new media exhibitions and more are available here.
Want to help Oklahoma Contemporary build a premier reference library? Review this Amazon wish list of titles. The library will begin as the Showroom's reading room and move to a permanent home in the future building. By buying a book, you can make a part of the Showroom your own.
Upcoming Showroom events:
6 p.m. Feb. 15
Marissa Raglin and Chelsey Cope
To kick off the 2018 season of Share at the Showroom, we'll be talking with Oklahoma City-based collage artist Marissa Raglin, who is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Guthrie-based singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope will perform an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming album, Where Nobody Goes.
6 p.m. March 22
Grace Grothaus and Rena Detrixhe
Tulsa-based artists Grace Grothaus and Rena Detrixhe will discuss the inspiration and planning process behind their site-specific installation Wake, currently on display as part of the Showroom | Showcase series. After the discussion, a unique musical performance will interact with their water-centric installation.
As scheduled: FREE Field Trips
The Showroom offers visitors an opportunity to be a part of the contemporary cultural moment. On-site arts education programs for third- through 12th-grade students are available.