Oklahoma Contemporary
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Upcoming Programs

Neal Ambrose Smith and Loretta Barret Oden

April 6 | 7-8 p.m.
The Art of Food: In Conversation with Neal Ambrose-Smith and Loretta Barrett Oden
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Join artist Neal Ambrose-Smith (Salish/Cree/Shoshone descent) and Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) for a conversation about the intersection of contemporary art, Indigenous foodways and food sovereignty, moderated by food/culture writer Greg Horton. Ambrose-Smith and Oden have both contributed significantly to bridging intergenerational Native practices in visual and culinary art spaces. We look at their careers and engage in an expansive conversation about creativity, consumption and indigeneity.

Several children sit at a table engaged in art making

April 8 | 1-4 p.m.
Second Saturday

Join us and create a mouthwatering masterpiece out of edible materials including graham crackers, candies, icing and more. All Second Saturday activities are free and open to the public.

A metal and glass sculpture in front of a silver building

April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk | Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices
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Join us for an opening reception for Austrian artist Eva Schlegel's new sculpture, Multiple Voices, featuring light bites, a cash bar and a conversation with Schlegel and poet Steve Bellin-Oka. Schlegel's Campbell Art Park sleek, metal-and-glass installation will be etched with blurred texts from three writers. Bringing local and international together, the sculpture will reflect the environment around it, encouraging gathering, play and learning. As one of the featured writers, Bellin-Oka will also be reading select works.

The Brothers Size crop

April 27-May 7
The Brothers Size

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and aimless. Elegba, Oshoosi’s old prison-mate, is a mysterious complication. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. Presented in partnership with OKC Rep.

Close up image of two dancers embracing in front of a silver building

June 23-25

Unboxed is a celebration of contemporary dance by three world-renowned choreographers at the top of their field: Rena Butler and Larry Keigwin along with a member from OKC Ballet’s own company. Each choreographer will present a short work, and visual artist Yatika Fields will collaborate on the project with his vibrant, energetic works of art. Presented in partnership with Oklahoma City Ballet.

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


Chef Loretta Barrett Oden. Photo: Corrigan Tyrel. Neal Ambrose-Smith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Eva Schlegel, Multiple Voices, 2023. Rendering: Valerie Messini.

Text treatment for The Brothers Size. Provided by OKC Rep.

Courtney Connor Jones, principal, and Randolph Fernandez, Corps de Ballet. Photo: Jana Carson.


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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