CONNECT WEEKLY   

ROOF TERRACE 

Cocktails on the Skyline opens TOMORROW!  
The 2012 Cocktails on the Skyline season will kick off this Thursday with the popular band Born In November. We are excited to also welcome nine new bands to the rooftop this season! Complimentary chips and salsa will be served as in the past, along with additional new offerings, such as our Museum Cafe Club, Smoked Salmon Appetizer, Trio of Dips, and Soft Pretzels. Wine by the bottle and buckets of beer will be available as well.  

NEW JEWISH CINEMA
NEW JEWISH CINEMA 

La Rafle (The Roundup) 
Thursday, May 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 6, 2pm
In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. More including trailer

Portrait of Wally NEW JEWISH CINEMA
Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, 5:30pm
Egon Schiele's tender picture of his mistress, Walburga "Wally" Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for 13 years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. More including trailer

The Matchmaker NEW JEWISH CINEMA
Friday & Saturday, May 4-5, 8pm
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories... More including trailer

 

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.
EVENT 

 

TEEN NIGHT FRIDAY    
OKCMOA's teen council, Youth Arts Advocates, presents Rooftop Party 2.0 on Friday, May 4, 7-10:30pm. The theme is Black and White, so teens can dress in their craziest black-and-white clothing or costumes! This end-of-school-year party includes pizza from our friends at Little Caesar's Pizza, tons of prizes, and live performances by Friskee Collective, Balcum-Rancum Puppetry, Lauren Zuniga, and Black Magic Animals. In addition to the action on the roof terrace, stop by the gallery floors for cool interactive art. Admission is $3. Last fall we had more than 400 teens takeover the Museum! Don't miss the fun.

See photos from the first Teen Night and get more information on the Youth Arts Advocates program here.
MUSEUM STORE

MOMS! Multi Circle Bib Necklace
from Sorrelli

This captivating necklace shows off its all around intricacies and features multi-sized circles that work together as well as the cogs that they resemble. Swarovski crystals and cabochons, both large and small, are surrounded by crystal edged borders and carefully assembled together to represent the fluid structures of movement. Make this your perfect Mother's Day gift from The Museum Store! Price: $132

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.

EXHIBIT

Princely Treasures - closes May 13

Join us as we celebrate the remaining 2 weeks of Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum before its return to London. OKCMOA is the only U.S. venue in its international tour. Princely Treasures showcases highlights of the Victoria and Albert's European collections, which will be redisplayed in an elegant and newly refurbished suite of galleries, opening after 2014. To take a video tour of the exhibit with Beth McKillop, deputy director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, click here.

Reflecting the elegant and aristocratic life of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, objects in the exhibition include painting and sculpture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and furniture, textiles and dress, prints and drawings. One of the exhibition's highlights is the extraordinary eighteenth-century tapestry, The March. Measuring over 12 feet high, the large wool tapestry is part of The Art of War series created in Brussels in 1718. Tapestry was the most expensive and prestigious form of pictorial art between 1600 and 1800 and often commemorated military exploits.

IMAGE: Possibly designed by Philipp De Hondt. The March, 1718-19. Tapestry woven in wool. V&A
LAST CALL!   
Thursday, May 10, 5-9pm
Roof Terrace open until 10:30pm
$5 After 5pm admission, MEMBERS FREE! 

 

Join us in celebrating Princely Treasures, Julie Heffernan, and projectscreen: Barry Anderson with a host of enjoyable social and educational activities!

Enjoy Cocktails on the Skyline on the roof terrace with live music. Cool off and create something artsy and fun with hands-on art activities in the main lobby. Register for fabulous door prizes to be given away each hour. Hear Tallgrass Strings with vocalist Erica Thomas in the atrium from 5-6pm, followed by a second performance in the Julie Heffernan exhibition from 6:30-7pm.
Snap a princely photo with friends in the photobooth in Founders Hall. Have your face or body painted by artist Clarissa Sharp on the roof terrace from 6-8:30pm. Look and learn with curator talks in Princely Treasures at 6pm, and Julie Heffernan at 7pm. Take part in Drop-in Drawing from 6-9pm and try your hand at drawing from artworks on view in the second floor British galleries. Artist Joni Derr will provide materials and instruction on basic drawing techniques during this come-and-go session. Revel with the royals - Marie Antoinette screens in the Noble Theater at 7:30pm. $5 members, $8 adults, $6 seniors.
BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR OKCMOA 
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.
EXHIBIT
    

Julie Heffernan: 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. More including an interview with Julie Heffernan.
MUSEUM CAFE 

Upgrades complete 
The Museum Cafe is looking better than ever, after a series of recent upgrades. Come dine with us to see our three new beautiful glass chandeliers as well as new linens and silverware and recovered chairs. Additionally, the Museum Cafe staff is donning new uniforms this week! For the lunch specials, click here.
Quick Links 
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THURS., MAY 3
Welcome Taft Middle School, 10am 

 

Understanding Art in OKC (Downtown College) with Narciso ArgŁelles, Education Center, 5:30pm

 

Cocktails on the Skyline with Born In November, Roof Terrace, 5pm

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: La Rafle (The Roundup), Noble Theater, 7:30pm

FRI., MAY 4 

Home School Art: Elements & Principles with Kelly Smith, Education Center, 10am 

 

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: Portrait of Wally, Noble Theater, 5:30pm 

 

 

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: The Matchmaker, Noble Theater, 8pm  

 

SAT., MAY 5  

Paper Marbling with Galen Berry, Education Center, 10am SOLD OUT!

 

Squishy, Squeezy Sculptures (Ages 15-36 months w/parent), Education Center, 10am & 11am 

 

Drop-in Art: Cinco de Mayo Crafts with Joni Derr, Education Center, 1-4pm

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: Portrait of Wally, Noble Theater, 5:30pm 

 

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: The Matchmaker, Noble Theater, 8pm 

SUN., MAY 6

 

NEW JEWISH CINEMA: La Rafle (The Roundup), Noble Theater, 2pm

MON., MAY 7   
The Museum Store is open 10am-3pm

 

The Museum Cafe is open for lunch, 11am-3pm

  

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MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Noon-5pm
Closed Monday 


Barry Anderson: Nightrover, Junk Yard, Lawn Ornaments, and Treebeasties (1)
April 25-May 27, 2012
 
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
Couch Drive is closed in front of the Museum through mid-May. The front doors and the Museum Cafe's east doors are still pedestrian friendly, and parking on the north side of the Museum is recommended. Additionally, arrangements have been made for handicap parking and bus loading zone on Robert S. Kerr. Please allow extra time to navigate the city streets. We appreciate your continued support for the Museum Cafe, exhibits, store, films, and next week's roof terrace opening.  For more information visit, Project180
EXHIBITIONS