Greetings!  

The 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition opens on April 20 with a reception in our Sandy Bell Gallery. The museum enjoys its ongoing collaboration with Dr. Bette Talvacchia and our colleagues at the OU School of Visual Arts, and the exhibition offers our audience the opportunity to survey recent work by students in Visual Communication; Art, Technology and Culture; and Studio Art.

This year, the School of Visual Arts has asked University of Oklahoma alum Joe Andoe to serve as the juror. Andoe earned his MFA at OU in 1981 and has enjoyed a celebrated career as a contemporary artist. To help celebrate Andoe’s return to campus, the museum has organized the exhibition Joe Andoe: Horizons in the Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery, which also opens to the public on the evening of April 20. Drawn from the permanent collection, the installation will examine the persistent horizon in Andoe’s work beginning with early pieces from the 1970s and continuing through his mature paintings from the 1990s and 2000s.            

Hope to see all of you at the public reception on April 20, and thank you to all of you for your ongoing support.  

Best,  
Mark White
The Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition
April 21-May 14, 2017

This competitive juried show is held each spring and highlights the diverse works of art created by visual art students from the University of Oklahoma. 

Join us for a complimentary public reception from 7-9 p.m. on April 20.
Joe Andoe: Horizons
April 21-Sept. 10, 2017

Contemporary artist Joe Andoe will serve as guest juror for the 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition.

His own work will be on display in the museum's Sandy Bell Gallery throughout the summer.

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND
Abbreviated Portrait Series:
Poteet Victory
Through April 2, 2017

In the Abbreviated Portrait Series, native Oklahoma artist Poteet Victory (Cherokee/Choctaw) distills portraits of celebrities and other iconic figures to the most minimal forms and associated colors.

PHOTO/SYNTHESIS
Through April 2, 2017

An exhibition of photography by Will Wilson (U.S., Navajo; b. 1969) extends the body of portraiture of Native Americans in Oklahoma, while shifting preconceptions about the historical narrative within which the Native community is often presented.
APRIL PROGRAMS
Fast Friends
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27
In conjunction with the 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition

Emerging arts professionals and students are invited to meet established local artists in a speed-interview format. Enjoy light refreshments while making new connections in the Oklahoma arts community. Co-hosted by Current Studio and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Tuesday Noon Concerts
12 p.m. Tuesday, April 4

Join us for the final Tuesday Noon Concert of the semester this Tuesday at 12 p.m. This concert series is a cooperative effort between the OU School of Music and the FJJMA. Enjoy a 30-minute vocal performance by OU music students and faculty. Admission is complimentary and open to the public. Tuesday Noon Concerts will resume this fall.
MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Save the Date!
Media Mixer
7-9 p.m. Friday, June 2

Members are invited to relax and unwind with a hands-on art project! This fun event will offer an opportunity to engage with a professional artist, enjoy music and complimentary beverages, and mingle with others from the community.
Save the Date!
Fall Trip to Kansas City
Nov. 7-9, 2017

Pencil in our upcoming fall trip on your calendar! Trip announcements will be mailed to Association members in April. If you would like to receive more information by mail, call (405) 325-2297 to join or renew your membership!
MUSE
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