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5704 Mosteller Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4130
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Arts & Museums
See the work of local Oklahoma painters and sculptors on display and for sale in this upscale gallery at 50 Penn Place. The work of Bert and Connie Seabourn, a father-daughter team, is on display here and is worth the visit. If you are collecting fine art for your home, you do not want to miss this great selection. The clientele at this large gallery is high-class.
Photographer Cynthia Daniel Wolf owns and operates this charming art gallery in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District. Her work, which primarily focuses on sweeping landscapes of the West, is on display, along with works from other local artists. With pieces ranging from photography to painting to sculpture, this gallery showcases some of the area's best talents. Cynthia also teaches hands-on workshops to anyone who's interested in learning about the art and techniques of photography.
This gallery is composed of nine talented, local artists in the quaint and sometimes sleepy Paseo Arts District. The Spanish Colonial architecture of the building itself is worth the visit and inside you will find mostly oil paintings that range from traditional still-life pieces to more contemporary ones. Aside from oil on canvas, visitors will also find sculpture, glass, clay and other mixed-media on occasion within the gallery. Most of the art is for sale and if you would like to create your own masterpiece, you can do it through personalized classes given by the artists. Check website for current exhibits and details on classes and workshops.
Visions in the Paseo is a highly respected photographic art gallery in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo Arts District. Owner Glenn Fillmore is a professional photographer who strives to showcase works from new artists each month. Each artist is introduced with an opening and reception, and a sample of their work is featured on the Visions website. This is one of the few (if not only) art galleries in Oklahoma City dedicated entirely to photography.
This gallery located just north of downtown OKC is one of the most eclectic in the entire region. One of the highlights here is the sculpted Burl. Burl is an outgrowth of certain trees that results in a bizarre anomaly on the grain, making it perfect for sculpting interesting pieces such as bowls and jars made from Redwood in this particular case. Additionally, the gallery offers paintings, furniture and other items ideal for the home or garden. Overall, this cool collective of artists has something to offer for everyone.
Located in a beautiful mission-style building in the historic Paseo Arts District, JRB Art at The Elms displays a wide range of fine art by local artists. Paint, sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawings, textiles and fine crafts are just some of the things you'll find at this award-winning gallery. Entry is free.
Another unique attraction found only in Oklahoma, this museum celebrates the delicate skill of hand-painting china. On display are some of the finest porcelain pieces in the country. There are five rooms, each with its own theme like Victorian, holiday, and antique. In addition to china collection exhibits, the museum houses a library and classrooms where visitors can study painting techniques. The museum gift shop sells works donated by the organization's members. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Known as the City Arts Center when it was founded by philanthropists John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick in 1989, the renamed Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center features two art spaces, the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery and Circle Gallery, respectively. The former eponymous gallery hosts rotating exhibits and the latter more mixed-media art such as interactive, digital and multi-sensory presentations. Additionally, the focus of the center is not only on art, here the artists offer classes and workshops on painting, two-dimensional studio arts, pottery in addition to many more interesting artistic pursuits. Since the center is a non-profit organization, admission is free, but there is a nominal fee for the classes. Check website for event calendar and schedule of courses.
This museum is housed in the ornate Mid-Continent Life Insurance building and its primary goal is to inform visitors about the many contributions that Oklahomans have provided to their state and country. Some of the highlights are the 'Bust Gallery', which displays the sculptured likenesses of famous Oklahomans like Maria Tallchief, Ralph Ellison and Mickey Mantle. There is also an interactive exhibit about the Chickasaw Nation and the Chesapeake Oklahoma Theater is located inside. Additionally, the museum provides a backdrop for other events such as field trips, workshops, weddings, etc. Check website for more details and information.
Located on the grounds of the State Capitol and managed under the auspices of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this museum takes visitors on a journey through the state's turbulent and exciting history. Many know the mythic story of the Land Run of 1889, but the exhibits here go back even further—you will see Oklahoma artifacts from the Jurassic era also. Some of the most popular displays focus on Native American culture, the Oklahoma oil boom, the state's impressionist painters and they also have some interesting online exhibits also.
This Dutch Colonial mansion of 12 rooms and 14,000 square feet has been the home of the governor since 1928. There is an Oklahoma room with a carpet featuring the state seal. The Phillips Pavilion was added on the grounds for larger parties, because the inside dining area was only able to seat 60 for dinner. The new pavilion also features a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs and Made-in-Oklahoma items. Guided tours are offered on Wednesdays. Admission is free.
The Harn Homestead and 1889ers Museum is where city benefactor William Fremont Harn developed this quintessential frontier homestead. The estate contains a one-room schoolhouse, a grandiose Victorian mansion and a petting-zoo/farm on the grounds. The land was claimed during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 and today the complex offers hands-on education about the work ethic during the late 19th Century as well as providing field trips and day camps. The 9.4 acre facility is also available for corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, etc.