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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections

  • When Times and dates vary
  • Location 12 locations across Oklahoma City
  • Age Requirements All ages

Across Oklahoma City, 12 arts and cultural organizations have collaborated with Oklahoma Contemporary to produce exhibitions and programs related to Bright Golden Haze. See related page for full list of locations and information about each of the Reflections.

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Aqueous

  • When Aug. 6 - Oct. 19, 2020
  • Cost Free
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

During the day, Aqueous’ surface reflects the sky, audience and surrounding environment. At night, Aqueous engages visitors as they walk along its surface -- lighting up as they walk or play along the pathway.

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Register for Camp Contemporary

  • When Registration closes Oct. 4.
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Age Requirements 5- to 12-year-olds

Registration for Digital Camp Contemporary is open! Each day of fall camp (Oct. 12-16) will include a 90-minute live lesson taught by an experienced teaching artist, individualized instruction, interactive contemporary art teachings and the opportunity to virtually socialize and make new friends

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Register for Studio School Online

  • When Registration ends Sept. 20 for fall classes.
  • Cost Varies
  • Instructor / Presenter See listings
  • Age Requirements Adults

Register now for Studio School Online, offering hands-on learning and collaboration in 10-week classes and workshops. Studio School Online brings our education mission into the virtual world, meeting participants where they are and offering an experience they'll never forget.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Café Contemporary

  • When 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Café Contemporary -- featuring a gourmet menu of contemporary comfort food -- is now open for takeout, curbside pickup and limited on-site seating. Visit us in person or call 405-768-2845 to place your order.

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Shadow on the Glare

  • When Aug. 26 - Nov. 30, 2020
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma Gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shadow on the Glare features photo and video works that critically respond to Bright Golden Haze’s themes of light and place — in this case, focusing particularly on the landscapes of Oklahoma. Free tickets required to visit.

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Bright Golden Haze

  • When Aug. 26, 2020 - Jan. 4, 2021
  • Cost Free
  • Location Main Building | Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Age Requirements All ages

This insightful group exhibition explores the ways in which artists use light to create place, both geographic and conceptual, inspired by both the uniquely influential quality of light and space in the state and the new building itself. Free tickets required to visit.

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Public Tours

  • When 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guide
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us in our galleries for a free public tour! Public tours for individual visitors and groups of up to five people meet in the lobby on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Led by trained Gallery Guides, public tours are inclusive and conversational, encouraging visitor curiosity.

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Virtual Artist Talk | Studio Tour with Jen Lewin

  • When 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
  • Cost Free
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jen Lewin
  • Age Requirements All ages

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Jen Lewin's studio space and learn about how she constructs sculptures like Aqueous, currently on view in Campbell Art Park. A new media and interactive sculptor based in New York, Lewin fabricates interactive public works that encourage community interaction.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | Splatterpaint

  • When 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
  • Cost $35
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 21+

In this online workshop, you'll explore some basic principles of the medium and leave with some completed creations of your own.

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Film Screening | Art21: James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson

  • When 30-minute screening on the hour: 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Te Ata Theater
  • Instructor / Presenter Art21
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us to view James Turrell in Spirituality, 2001 (12:47) and Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, 2018 (13:28). To ensure public safety, only 30 socially distanced seats are open per screening in our 3,500-square-foot theater. Reservations are required and will be available two weeks before event.

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Online Class | Digital Animation Basics

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $260
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Daniel Moyer
  • Age Requirements 18+

This online course unites two sometimes-contradictory forces: traditional animation techniques and digital animation tools. You will discover the 12 principles of animation and observe examples of each in action.

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Online Class | Visible Mending

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+

Students will discover embroidery through visible mending, a set of techniques that extends the life of well-loved items and helps the environment and human rights through ethical consumption of fast fashion. Students will learn the Japanese technique of Sashiko to repair and embellish clothing.

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Online Class | Beginning Watercolor Painting

  • When 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28 – Dec. 7, 2020 (no class on Nov. 23)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the basics of watercolor processes, materials, composition and techniques. The online class covers many styles through experimentation and the works of other watercolor artists. Classes feature demonstrations, work time and discussions. You’ll share your work and learn from other students.

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Online Class | Collage Studio

  • When 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020 (no class on Nov. 24)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Joe Rose III
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the many ways an artist can work with collage! You're encouraged to be as traditional or abstract as you like as you experiment with a variety of media. You’ll also learn the rich history of collage while developing your own ways of working with the medium.

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Online Class | Bead Loom Weaving

  • When 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29 – Dec. 8, 2020 (no class on Nov. 24)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Shelby Rowe
  • Age Requirements 18+

Ornate, beautiful beadwork is found in traditional items and contemporary fashion across the globe, and getting started is easier than you might think! In this online course, you'll gain all the basic skills and techniques needed to create your own custom bracelet, lanyard or hatband.

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Online Class | Beginning Digital Photography

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9, 2020 (no class on Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Ann Sherman
  • Age Requirements 18+

Explore the fundamentals of digital photography with an experienced professional. You'll learn to control your finished image, use camera settings and visualize the final look of an image. You'll discover how to download, store and manage images using photo-editing software to refine the images.

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Online Class | Directed Independent Studio - Painting

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9, 2020 (no class on Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Calvin Pressley
  • Age Requirements 18+

This course is for intermediate and advanced students interested in dialogue pertaining to their work, the work of their peers and the connectivity of their work to the community. The instructor and students will engage in a variety of topics relating to backgrounds and painting disciplines.

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Online Class | Intro to Frame Loom Weaving

  • When 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Dec. 9th, 2020 (no class Nov. 25)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Rachel Denbow
  • Age Requirements 18+

Project-based course teaches students to create woven wall hangings. Students create three woven wall hangings, learn how to warp looms, choose fibers, and use fundamental stitches and finishing techniques. Students will check out a loom and purchase a yarn kit in person for the course.

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Building and Exhibition Tour

  • When 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
  • Cost Free (reservations required)
  • Location Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Gallery Guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. To participate in a public tour, please reserve your timed ticket to visit Bright Golden Haze at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

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Online Class | Beginning Drawing

  • When 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 10, 2020 (no class on Nov. 26)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

This online course introduces students to the fundamentals of drawing, including block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, separating light from shadow, establishing values and conveying light on form.

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Online Class | Beginning Hand Building - Thursdays

  • When 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 1 – Dec. 11, 2020 (no class on Nov. 26)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Erica Hopper
  • Age Requirements 18+

Participants must be able to travel to Studio School to purchase clay and pick up/drop off their works-in-progress for glazing and firing. Explore the art of hand building clay forms. This ceramic class will focus on the three hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay.

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Performance | Spotlight Concert Series with Arts Council OKC: Steelwind

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | North Lawn
  • Instructor / Presenter Arts Council OKC and Steelwind
  • Age Requirements All ages

Inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Spotlight Concert series will celebrate the “bright future” of OKC's entertainment community with live performances held on Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. Free tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | Drink & Draw - Artmaking Olympics

  • When 7-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020
  • Cost $12
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Oklahoma Contemporary Staff
  • Age Requirements 21+

Join Oklahoma Contemporary staff for an hour of wacky drawing activities. No art experience is needed and the day before class, you'll receive an email with a supply list of things you can easily find around your home.

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Online Class | Beginning Oil Painting

  • When 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting! This class covers concepts including block-in, separating light from shadow, setting value relationships, achieving light effect, color relationships and more. Students will use still life to practice these concepts and will frequently paint from life.

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Online Class | Beginning Hand Building - Saturdays

  • When 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 - Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

This ceramic class will focus on the three hand building techniques: pinching, coiling and using slabs of clay. Through a variety of hands-on projects, you'll leave this class with foundational knowledge of clay and completed ceramic works of art.

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Online Class | Virtual Worldbuilding

  • When 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2020 (no class on Nov. 28)
  • Cost $260
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Tess Elliot
  • Age Requirements 18+

Students will design and build their own dynamic 3D environment. Software includes Photoshop, Maya, and Unity. We will cover 3D modeling, creating textures, terrain building, animating game assets and more to create a screen-based and/or virtual reality experience. All skill levels are welcome.

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Online Class | Pro Tools Basics

  • When 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 4 – Dec. 20, 2020 (no class on Oct. 11 and Nov. 29)
  • Cost $160
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jacob Frost
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn the basics of Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Beginning with a tour of the software, students will learn how to start projects, navigate the interface and manage tracks and audio clips. Students will use creative avenues to explore the various ways Pro Tools can be used to make music.

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Performance | Expanse by RACE Dance Collective

  • When 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Instructor / Presenter RACE Dance Collective
  • Age Requirements All ages

RACE Dance Collective will perform an original work inspired by Jen Lewin’s Aqueous. RACE has produced over 25 full-length shows including an annual compilation of world-renowned choreographic works. Performed outdoors at dusk for optimal viewing of the illuminated sculpture.

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Online Friday Night Workshop | Landscape 101

  • When 7-9 p,m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
  • Cost $50
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Joe Rose III
  • Age Requirements 21+

Join artist Danny Joe Rose III online as you create a landscape composition in acrylic from your own reference photo. You'll log off with new painting skills and an original work on canvas.

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Second Saturday | Indigenous Voices

  • When 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
  • Cost Free (reservations required)
  • Location North Lawn and Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us for a community celebration of Indigenous People's Day, centering Native American culture and contemporary practices through performances, artist demos and art-making activities. We encourage visitors and families to wear your masks.

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Digital Camp | Cartoon Frenzy! powered by Google

  • When 10-11:30 a.m. (10:45-11 a.m. break) Monday - Friday, Oct. 12-16, 2020
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Danny Gordon
  • Age Requirements Ages 7-9

Campers will draw themselves, pets and family members as fun and silly CARTOONS! Campers will learn and practice the 4-step process used by many illustration professionals. To celebrate their newly learned skills, an original cartoon created by your camper will be printed on a souvenir keepsake.

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Digital Camp | Storybook Kids

  • When 10-11:30 a.m. (10:45-11 a.m. break) Monday - Friday, Oct. 12-16, 2020
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements Ages 5-7

Encourage your little artists to explore in the beautiful world of contemporary author and illustrator Britta Teckentrup. Through online instruction, campers will use mixed-media materials to design their own hardcover storybook, complete with unique characters and a peek-through style storyline.

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Digital Camp | Contemporary Clay Creations

  • When 1-2:30 p.m. (1:45-2 p.m. break) Monday - Friday, Oct. 12-16, 2020
  • Cost $90
  • Location Online
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements Ages 9-12

Taking inspiration from Japanese pop art artist Yayoi Kusama and the fall season, campers will create pumpkins and other forms and add a contemporary twist! Campers will be introduced to ceramic practices, including hand building techniques, clay construction and more.

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Building and Exhibition Tour

  • When 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | Herman and LaDonna Meinders Main Lobby
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Gallery Guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. To participate in a public tour, please reserve your timed ticket to visit Bright Golden Haze at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

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Performance | Spotlight Concert Series with Arts Council OKC: Sophia Massad

  • When 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
  • Cost Free (reservation required)
  • Location Main Building | North Lawn
  • Instructor / Presenter Arts Council OKC and Sophia Massad
  • Age Requirements All ages

Inspired by Oklahoma Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Spotlight Concert series will celebrate the “bright future” of OKC's entertainment community with live performances held on Oklahoma Contemporary's North Lawn. Free tickets can be reserved two weeks in advance.

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Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
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