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November 16th, 2017 12:00 PM - September 2nd, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Opening to the public on Thursday, Nov. 16, the 110th anniversary of Oklahoma statehood, “The Art of Oklahoma” celebrates the Museum’s outstanding and diverse collection of art created by or about Oklahomans–and the cities and landscapes they call home. Featured alongside the works from the Museum’s permanent collection is a large oil sketch by major American regionalist painter John Steuart Curry depicting the iconic Oklahoma Land Run. Other artists featured in the installation include Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Nellie Shepherd, David Fitzgerald and Woody Big Bow.


February 17th, 2018 10:00 AM - May 13th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
In 1968, the Oklahoma Art Center, OKCMOA’s predecessor, purchased the 150-piece permanent collection of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, the first art museum in the nation’s capital dedicated to the collection of contemporary art. That decision proved deeply consequential for the Oklahoma City arts community, first as it led the Art Center to divide into two separate art museums that were not reunited until 1989, and today as it ensures that this city maintains major collections of Abstract Expressionism, Post Painterly Abstraction, Color Field Painting, and Pop Art. “The New Art: A Controversial Collection Fifty Years Later” honors this extraordinary collection on this milestone anniversary, presenting longstanding Museum highlights by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn, Grace Hartigan, Sam Gilliam and Robert Indiana, among many others. Also included are more rarely shown examples from Morris Louis, Juan Gris, David Smith and Kenzo Okada. In this collection of 20th-century masterpieces, museum-goers will discover the history of one of the nation’s most important modern art institutions and will be reintroduced to the “new art” that has lost none of its power to challenge, enlighten and confound 50 years later.

Under the Big Top

March 29th, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Calm Waters’ 5th Annual Under The Big Top Event OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Today, with the help of our generous donors and incredible volunteers, Calm Waters has served more than 32,000 individuals in the greater Oklahoma City Metro Area. INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center has remained instrumental in the success of the organization and this year, 2018, marks our 26th year of serving children and families in our community dealing with significant family loss. Under the Big Top is Calm Waters’ annual circus themed event. The adult carnival will feature several professional entertainers including Oklahoma’s own Movie Man, Lance McDaniel Kyle Dillingham, an aerialist, stilt walkers, a magician, a photo booth and exotic animals! The amazing Western Concept Chefs will once again create amazing carnival fare for all to enjoy. Guests can expect exciting carnival games like Plinko Balloon Pop and a Diamond Draw sponsored by Diamonds Direct. “We are excited to announce our Honorary Co-Chairs, Dr. Kay Goebel and Tricia Everest. Kay and Tricia’s dedication to Calm Waters’ mission have helped bring awareness to the organization and positively impacted numerous lives in our community affected by grief,” said Barbara Butner, Calm Waters’ Executive Director. Under the Big Top will take place Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 6-9 o’clock in the evening at Will Rogers Theatre located at 4322 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118. Individual tickets are available for $75 each and sponsorship levels range from $1,500-$10,000. To purchase tickets, please visit www.calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Twenty-six years ago Calm Waters began as an outreach component of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Sondra Woodruff’s husband died in his sleep, leaving two children to raise- Jenny and Jason. At 9-years-old, Jason watched a program about a children’s grief center in Oregon, which provided grief support groups to children and their families. After his father’s unexpected death, Jason wondered why there wasn’t a place for grieving children in Oklahoma. He wanted a place where he could share his feelings with others also on their grief journey. Because of one child’s grief for his father and the desire for a safe place for others on their grief journey, Calm Waters was born.

Auditions - Bella Voce Chamber Choir

August 7th, 2018 6:30 PM - December 31st, 1969 - 6:00 PM
Bella Voce Chamber Choir will be holding auditions for Season 2018-2019 on Tuesday, August 7th from 6:30-8:30 pm.