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Yukon, OK 73099
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Arts & Museums
Spanning across 5000 square feet (464.51 square meters) the Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots tells the story of women in flight. This one-of-a-kind museum is located at the Will Rogers World Airport and is run under the auspices of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots which was spearheaded by Amelia Earhart in 1931. From mementos, exhibits to aviatrix artifacts, it has the largest collection of its kind in the world. The museum also has a display of Amelia Earhart's personal belongings and it is a place full of intriguing and historical wonder for people of all ages, regardless if you are interested in aviation or not.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This great gallery is more like a collaborative workspace for artists of all types. Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) emphasizes experimental art (either subject matter or technique) that is also socially relevant to those living in the state. Up-and-coming artists, as well as established professionals create and play here and have most of their works on display. IAO features all forms of art, including poetry, music, performance, sound, installation, photography, video, and much more. Entry is free.
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.
This modern art museum has more than 3000 works from 19th and 20th-century American artists. The highlight is a gallery that focuses on modern American art from the 1950s and 1960s, which includes work by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Indiana. This art museum attracts wonderful traveling exhibits, so check website or call if you are in town to see what is new at the museum. Guided tours are available for groups with ten or more people as long as the reservation is made two weeks prior to visit.
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.
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.
April 19, 1995 was one of the darkest days in Oklahoma City's history. On that day Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was attacked by Timothy McVeigh, subsequently killing 168 people. The site contains two parts, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and the museum itself. Inside the museum, you will see 168 empty chairs; one for each innocent victim, 19 of which included children. The most endearing tribute, however, is the part of the fence that has been left over from the makeshift memorial that stood here for five years after the attack. Today, visitors will see letters, photos, flowers and other precious sentiments left by survivors and visitors. Also prominently featured in the memorial is the Survivor Tree, it has become a symbol of hope to the people of Oklahoma City. Admission to the outside memorial is free, but the museum charges a fee.