Oklahoma Contemporary
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2021 Press Coverage

Find our most recent news highlights below. You can also see spectacular coverage from the opening year in our new purpose-built art center: 2020. Or check out coverage from 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

Ready to level up to art enthusiast? Oklahoma Contemporary exhibit offers you that chance
The Oklahoman

Open World at Oklahoma Contemporary
Uncovering Oklahoma

Pixel Perfect: Oklahoma Contemporary brings award-winning video game-themed art installation to state

Oklahoma Gazette

GameFest Oklahoma City combines gaming and contemporary art


Pay a visit to OK Contemporary’s newest exhibition: Open World

Okie Geek Podcast | Open World with Jeremiah Matthew Davis and Marie Butterline


On the Town: Exhibit explores video games as art
The Journal Record

Insert Quarter: In the Open World of Oklahoma Contemporary

The Lost Ogle

GameFest named in top 10 things to do in November in OKC
Metro Family Magazine

Enter the Cosmic Womb

Casady School Crier

John Newsom: Nature's Course

A full circle 'Homecoming:' Painting unveiled at Oklahoma Artist Series
Enid News & Eagle


An Evening with An Immigrant

The Public Theater Announces Line-Up for 18th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
Broadway World

Oklahoma City Repertory Theater announces Reboot Season for Spring 2022
The Oklahoma City Sentinel

Ever Forward

Oklahoma Gazette

OKC Rep Announces 'Reboot' Spring Season
OKC Friday

New leader helps OKC theater emerge from pandemic with 'Reboot Season'

Oogle Tickets

Painted Sky Opera's As One

OKC's Painted Sky Opera tells transgender coming-of-age story with state premier of 'As One'
'As One' opera about person undergoing sex change is met with standing ovation
The Oklahoman

Fire in Little Africa

OKC arts center hosting Fire in Little Africa's first live performance
The Black Wall Street Times

Tulsa hip-hop movement Fire in Little Africa bringing music, message to OKC
The Oklahoman

'Fire In Little Africa' Debuts Album Tracks In Live OKC Performance
Public Radio Tulsa

Stream 'Fire in Little Africa' event at Oklahoma Contemporary
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Fire in Little Africa explores Tulsa Race Massacre through hip-hop at Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma City Free Press

Fire in Little Africa event set in Oklahoma City
Tulsa World

Tulsa hip-hop movement Fire in Little Africa bringing music, message to Oklahoma City
The Finger Family Song

Abstract Remix

Oklahoma muralists deliver their own take on Abstract Expressionism in the new Oklahoma Contemporary exhibition

Oklahoma City artist Rhianna Deck goes big with hometown murals

Works of abstract expressionism come together for big impact

The Oklahoman

Abstract Remix
Oklahoma Gazette

Architectural Features

Oklahoma Contemporary selected as one of eight Best New Museum and Cultural Buildings in U.S.
The American Architecture Awards, Archinect and Bustler

Oklahoma Contemporary nominated for Large Commercial Architecture Project award
AIA Oklahoma

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center // Rand Elliott Architects
Oklahoma Contemporary's new downtown campus

The Business of Balance: Smith & Pickel


Contemporary Reflections
Texas Architect

Creating Folding Light

Metal Architecture

Light+Tech: Facade lighting
Design Curial

Oklahoma City Contemporary Arts Center Building Uses Extruded Aluminum to ‘Fold Light'
Aluminum Extruders Council

Studio School

Friendly Foe: Anthony Tee AKA Nymasis uses his art to push himself and the next generations into new levels of artistic expression
Oklahoma Gazette

Family Fun

50 Things to Do This Winter under $5
Top 5 Spots to Take Grandparents in OKC
Best Free Family Fun by Season
Metro Family Magazine

Official 2021 Oklahoma City Welcome Guide
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Café Contemporary

The Best New Restaurants in OKC
405 Magazine

TLO Restaurant Review: Caf
é Contemporary

The Lost Ogle

Art of Beer

Automobile Alley to host event celebrating craft beer, art

Citizens celebrate Art of Beer in Automobile Alley



Dynamic diversity: 13 must-see highlights of Oklahoma Contemporary's 'ArtNow 2021'
The Oklahoman

OKC art gallery to display NWOSU associate art in professor's paintings

Enid News & Eagle
and Yahoo! News

ArtNow 2021
Gallery America Online | ArtNow 2021 at Oklahoma Contemporary

'Persistence and grit': At 90, renowned Oklahoma artist Bert Seabourn still painting
The Oklahoman

Get to ArtNow...Now!

Oklahoma Today

Bert Seabourn's work on exhibit
The Purcell Register

ArtNow 2021 showcases Oklahoma’s deep artistic diversity with 27 artists, 114 works
Edmond Active

27 artists give wide range of statements in ArtNow 2021 exhibit

The Oklahoman

Larson's paintings to be featured in Oklahoma Contemporary's ArtNow Exhibition

Alva Review Courier

Oklahoma Contemporary Art Reference Library

Celebrate Dewey Decimal Day and discover new sections of the Downtown Metropolitan Library

Metropolitan Library System unveils Oklahoma Contemporary art reference library

The Oklahoman

Honors and Awards

Oklahoma Contemporary nominated for Large Scale Development in the 8th Annual Impact Awards
ULI Oklahoma

On The Town: Paseo Arts Association awards well-deserved
The Journal Record

Oklahoma Contemporary named Grand Award Winner in Smooth Metal Wall Panel category
Metal Architecture

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center | New Culture Destinations - North America

LCD Berlin announces 2021 award nominees

Leading Culture Destinations

Leading Culture Destinations and visitBerlin Announce the LCD Berlin Awards 2021

Oklahoma Contemporary named as finalist for the Architizer A+ Awards in the Details/Architecture+Facades category

Oklahoma Contemporary awarded Top 3 Best New Museum in 2021 Readers' Choice 10 Best Awards

Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis named in 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals in Oklahoma City
OKC Friday

Folding Light Wins ACEC Honor Award
Alvine Engineering

Crystal Z Campbell: Flight

Crystal Z Campbell's Haunted Creations
Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Unheard-of histories: Oklahoma artist Crystal Z Campbell delves into Tulsa Race Massacre
The Oklahoman

Crystal Z Campbell's filmic, sonic installation takes visitors through 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The Black Wall Street Times

Crystal Z. Campbell: Flight | Oklahoma Contemporary

We Believed in the Sun

‘We Believed in the Sun’ distills lessons of Oklahoma’s Black history in art
Oklahoma City Free Press

Art Exhibits That Are Well Worth the Summer Road Trip
Paper City

Personal artistic reflections on the Black Oklahoma experience
405 Magazine

'We Believed in the Sun' open at OK Contemporary through August

Photographer with local roots awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah Daily Press and Yahoo! News

Art exhibit to show perspectives on Black Oklahomans' intergenerational struggle for equality

We Believed in the Sun exhibition celebrates ongoing impact of Civil Rights movement in OKC

Edmond Active

'We Believed in the Sun' sheds light on overlooked aspects of Oklahoma history


From multimedia exhibits to comics panel, artistic events across Oklahoma mark Tulsa Race Massacre centennial
The Oklahoman

Get to Know Oklahoma Contemporary

Society & Culture Podcast: Jeremiah Matthew Davis talks all things Oklahoma Contemporary
Action City OKC

Smith & Pickel Construction President Matt Thomas talks about building the new Oklahoma Contemporary facility
This is Oklahoma

Restoring a Legacy
Accessible Art for Everyone
Engaging Programs and Exhibitions at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
New Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Reflects Ever-Changing Light


A Virtual Stroll Through the Oklahoma Contemporary


Wedding Venue

High School Sweethearts Wed with a Modern Romantic Black and White Wedding
Brides of Oklahoma

Founders Day

OK Contemporary Celebrates Founders Day By Honoring Three
OKC Friday

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

Ed Ruscha Exhibit Examines the Artist's Oklahoma Roots
The Wall Street Journal

Ed Ruscha’s Oklahoma Roots Explored For The First Time In A New Exhibition


Key to OKC: Iconic artist Ed Ruscha honored in hometown visit to Oklahoma City
The Oklahoman

Artist on Writers | Writers on Artists: Ed Ruscha and Rachel Kushner
Sweet logos: Ed Ruscha spells
Spotlight: Ed Ruscha OKLA

10 to See: Recommended Exhibitions This Season

Ed Ruscha: OKLA @ Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City

Ed Ruscha’s nostalgic ode to Oklahoma

Oklahoma Contemporary Launches Major Exhibition of Works by Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha’s Oklahoma Roots Explored For The First Time In A New Exhibition


Ed Ruscha: Okla Explores Artist’s Hometown Connection
Elite Traveler

A modern master returns home
American Way

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

22 weekend culture picks highlights Ed Ruscha: OKLA virtual tour

Los Angeles Times

New exhibit 'Ed Ruscha: OKLA' digs into iconic artist's Oklahoma roots
OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha
The Oklahoman

OK/LA Panel Discussion
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art & Oklahoma Contemporary

Ed Ruscha: the artist goes back to his Oklahoma roots for the first time ever

6 Fascinating Exhibitions Around the World This Winter

Homeward Bound: This February Ed Ruscha examines his roots

Cultured Magazine

Ed Ruscha: OKLA — the artist’s first solo exhibition in his home state and town
FAD Magazine

News/Museum Exhibitions: Ed Ruscha OKLA


2021 brings first solo exhibit in Oklahoma where Ruscha grew up
National Catholic Reporter

The Headline: Ed Ruscha Doubleheader

In OKLA, Ed Ruscha Grows From His Roots
Southwest Contemporary

Made in USA Ed Ruscha An American Perspective

Artful Recommends Ed Ruscha at Oklahoma Contemporary
Artful Jaunts

After the Gold Rush

2 immersive art experiences for families in OKC

Metro Family Magazine

Oklahoma is OK: Artist Ed Ruscha at Oklahoma Contemporary
The Lost Ogle

"Ed Ruscha: OKLA" exhibition illustrates meaning in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Free Press

Ed Ruscha: OKLA

Oklahoma Today

Final Friday with Gallery America | Greenwood Art Project, Ed Ruscha and SPIRO

Ed Ruscha: OKLA — NW Classen grad brings exhibit to his home state for the first time
OKC Friday

On the Town: Check out Moving Vision, art of ’60s, ’70s
The Journal Record

Editor's Picks: 17 Events for Your Art Calendar including Ed Ruscha: OKLA Conversation

Ruscha Is OK

Feb. 20 Products of the Week: Ed Ruscha x Entireworld “Oklahoma-E” T

Fieldworks: Beyond Measure

Robert Bailey and Todd Stewart discuss the new exhibition Fieldworks: Beyond Measure
Uncovering Oklahoma


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

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

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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