See the work of Kansas City-based artist Barry Anderson through May 27. The third installment of projectscreen, an exclusive video art program at OKCMOA, Barry Anderson: Nightrover, Junk Yard,Â Lawn Ornaments, and Treebeasties (1) presents four, short, single-channel HD video animations. This collection of animations is quirky, humorous, and offers slightly unsettling glimpses into fantasy worlds culled from popular culture and collaged together in wackily delightful, lushly colored, non-linear vignettes.
Image: Barry Anderson (American, b. 1969). Junk Yard, 2011. 6:20 loop. Single-channel HD video animation. Courtesy of Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Wish Me Away
Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in Nashville interwoven with Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established country music star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret. More online including trailer.
Copresented by deadCENTER Film Festival and OKC Pride
The Kid with a Bike
Friday & Saturday, 5:30pm & 8pm
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle-placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. More online
Dinner & A Movie is $28 per person and includes a film ticket & two-course meal. To make reservations, call the Museum Cafe, (405) 235-6262.
More films are now posted through June, including the deadCENTER Film Festival schedule for the Museum. Click here.
Infinite Work in Progress extended
Originally set to close Sunday, May 13, Julie Heffernan: Infinite Work in Progress
has been extended through Sunday, May 27. Don't miss the chance to see twenty-one incredibly beautiful and complex paintings by this talented contemporary artist.
|ROOF TERRACE |
Cocktails on the Skyline
More than 700 people were in attendance last Thursday on the Roof Terrace. Thank you everyone. Making their rooftop debut, The Broke Brothers will provide this week's live music. Open 5-10:30pm. Last call at 10pm. For the summer band line-up, click here.
ART CLASS ALERT
Saturday, May 19, 10 am-4 pm
Ability level: All levels
$40 members/ $50 nonmembers
(materials provided -
bring a sack lunch)
Maximum enrollment is 12 students.
In Chinese brushwork painting, the plum blossom is considered one of the "Four Gentlemen" or "Four Scholarly Plants," also representing the four seasons. These four plants are the Chinese orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom. The plum blossom blooms in late winter and represents that season as well as symbolizes courage under harsh conditions. Students in this workshop will learn to paint flowering plum blossom branches using ink and watercolor on rice paper. Registration
|ART MOVES @OKCMOA |
Susan Herndon, acoustic guitar singer/songwriter this Tuesday, May 22, 12-1pm on the Roof Terrace (Moved to Lobby in inclement weather)/ Call in a take-out order to the Museum Cafe or brown bag it and plan to join us! Art Moves, presented by Devon, is an Arts Council of Oklahoma City initiative that provides free lunchtime arts events to the downtown OKC area. For more information, visit artscouncilokc.com/art-moves.
|JAMES C. MEADE FRIENDS' LECTURE SERIES|
"From the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean:
New Galleries of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"
Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in charge of the Museum's Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtWednesday, May 23, 6:30pm
Hear Canby speak on the grand reopening of a suite of 15 dramatic New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art last fall. The greatly enlarged, freshly conceived, and completely renovated galleries house the Metropolitan's renowned collection of Islamic art-one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of this material in the world.
Friends' lectures are free to Museum members at the Friend, Friends, and Sustainer membership levels. Seating is limited to 250, and reservations are required. Prices are $5 for general membership levels and $10 for nonmembers per ticket. For more information, contact Jim Eastep at (405) 236-3100, ext. 215, or visit tickets.okcmoa.com
Image: The Damascus Room (18th century). Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Fund. New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later. South Asia, opening November 1, 2011, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR OKCMOA!
Want to learn more about the Museum's exhibitions and collection? If so, consider joining the Docent Program at OKCMOA. Many service opportunities are available, such as leading group tours, assisting with outreaches, and helping with family and educational programming. New Docent Training begins Monday, June 4. For more information, contact Bryon Chambers, assistant curator of education, at (405) 236-3100 ext. 212 or email@example.com.
Food Can Be Fun With Airfork One!
Airfork One is now ready for boarding! It's made of sleek stainless steel encased in food-grade, dishwasher-safe silicone, just the thing to bring those mashed potatoes and peas in for a safe landing. It's high-flying, meal-time fun for the little ones. 6 ½ inch long, packed in a recyclable, clear, peggable PET box. $13.95
Museum Store hours are Monday, 10am-3pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Let one of our store assistants help you! Call (405) 278-8233.
THURS., MAY 17
SAT., MAY 19
MON., MAY 21
The Museum Store is open 10am-3pm
The Museum Cafe is open for lunch, 11am-3pm
TUES., MAY 22
ART MOVES, presented by Devon Energy
, Susan Herndon, Roof Terrace (weather permitting), noon __________________
BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR
MEMBERSHIP IN MAY & RECEIVE ...
Three extended months for FREE! That's 15 months of outstanding special exhibitions, education and film programming, events, and MORE! Join now and DOUBLE your roof-going season! Memberships start at $20 for students. To join or renew, click here.
PROJECT180 Street construction along Couch Drive is proceeding on schedule, and visitors can see new concrete
streets and parking spaces taking shape this week. We anticipate this phase of the street revitalization to be completed by the end of next week, weather permitting. For more on Project180, click here.
|SUPPORT THE MUSEUM'S ANNUAL FUND
The events and activities in today's Connect Weekly would not be possible without your generous support! Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to the Museum's Annual Fund. A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in OKCMOA and in the role the Museum plays in inspiring and enriching our community. To make a donation, click here or call 236-3100, ext. 215.
|MUSEUM CAFE |
Steak Diane $15
Grilled beef tenderloin, mushroom sauce, saffron rice, and vegetables. Click here for the entire menu