Beat the Heat

If the summer weather is a little too sweltering for you, cool off in one of Oklahoma’s many world-class museums.

In Tulsa, Philbrook is debuting a new exhibition this month: Celia Álvarez Muñoz: Breaking the Binding. Running June 5-Aug. 25, this show is the first career retrospective of the titular conceptual artist, featuring over thirty-five artworks spanning forty years. Another must-see at Philbrook is Timo Fahler: Shrug Atlas, which highlights the artist best known for works that combine earth, stained glass, metal rebar and plaster. You can visit the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art for Old Country to the Plains: Kosher Pop Sk8 Art through June 14. There, you’ll see 40 new artworks created by Steve Marcus specifically for the museum. Other shows at SMMJA include Jacob’s Ladder – highlighting “imaginative winged beings,” and Curator’s Curios – which digs into the museum’s Judaica collection. Both run until Dec. 31. 

The Oklahoma City Museum of art debuts Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer on June 22. Presented by the The Ann Lacy Foundation, the retrospective showcases works from award-winning costume designer Edith Head, with 70 of her pieces. Head dressed stars ranging from Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ginger Rogers to Shirley MacLaine, Veronica Lake, Barbara Stanwyck and Kim Novak. The exhibition runs until Sept. 28. Other OKC offerings include the Prix de West Art Exhibition and Sale, happening at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum through Aug. 4; and Oklahoma Contemporary’s Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices through Jan. 13.

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