Oklahoma Contemporary
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Upcoming Programs

People engaged in various artistic pursuits, including writing, dance, painting, photography, orchestra, acting, and singing are shown. Oklahoma Arts Institute Quartz Mountain is written in white over the image.

Dec. 6 | 1-3 p.m.
OAI Quartz Preview Day

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Whether you’re a curious student or an eager educator, Oklahoma Arts Institute Quartz Preview Days are designed to bring the Quartz Mountain magic to your community! Each Preview Day will feature a lecture and/or masterclass led by an Oklahoma artist on a topic relevant to their artistic discipline. There will be a discussion and Q&A regarding the discipline-specific Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute audition requirements. Free; registration required.

Images of Black women with pink, yellow and blue filters over them

Jan. 25-27
Queens of Sheba
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Turned away from a nightclub for being “too Black,” four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories: the music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and, of course, the (white) men. Loosely based on the DSTRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black women battling every misogynoir, where sexism meets racism.

Two Black women in light dresses stand on either side of a Black man in a light shirt and dark pants in the middle of a field

Feb. 10
We Are the Roots: Film Screening & Discussion

Free tickets available here

We Are the Roots: Film Screening & Discussion brings together film and oral histories to explore the past and present lives of Black peoples across the plains of the United States and Canada. This program features short films by Solomon Sir Jones, Melinda James and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, followed by the documentary We Are the Roots: Black Settlers and Their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies.

Motorcycles in blue, yellow and pink with "Vietgone" in red text

Feb. 29-March 9

Tickets available Jan. 8

An all-American love story about two very new Americans. It's 1975, Saigon has fallen, and the two main characters have both lost loved ones. Now in a new land, they just might find each other. Part cross-country road trip, part romantic comedy, Vietgone will take audiences on a journey through time to reexamine a pivotal moment in American history.

For box office support, email boxoffice@okcontemp.org or call 405 951 0000 during business hours.


Promotional image courtesy of Oklahoma Arts Institute.

Promotional image for Queens of Sheba. Provided by OKC Rep.

Huston Family, father and two of his daughters in Edmonton. Courtesy of Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots.

Promotional image for Vietgone. Provided by OKC Rep.


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

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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