|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
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
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
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
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
MOMS! Multi Circle Bib Necklace
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.
Princely Treasures - closes May 13
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
Thursday, May 10, 5-9pmRoof Terrace open until 10:30pm
$5 After 5pm admission, MEMBERS FREE!
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.
Julie Heffernan: Infinite Work in Progress extended
|MUSEUM CAFE |
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
THURS., MAY 3
Welcome Taft Middle School, 10am
Understanding Art in OKC (Downtown College) with Narciso Arg?elles, Education Center, 5:30pm
NEW JEWISH CINEMA: Portrait of Wally, Noble Theater, 5:30pm
MON., MAY 7
The Museum Store is open 10am-3pm
The Museum Cafe is open for lunch, 11am-3pm
|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|