Cool off in the great indoors with a variety of art exhibitions and performances this month.
Living Arts presents the Oh, Tulsa! Biennial from Aug. 4-18. The exhibition spotlights the unique talents of the Tulsa creative community in a celebration of art and culture. You can also head to 108 Contemporary for Linda Lopez & Mathew McConnell: Live from the Moon, running Aug. 4-Sept. 24.
In OKC, art lovers can enjoy American Farmer from Aug. 25-Oct. 18 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The exhibitions features photography from Paul Mobley, who set out to capture the soul of America’s farm communities. Another gem to explore is Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices, running Aug. 31 through Jan. 13, 2025 at Oklahoma Contemporary. This will be the first public art display in the United States by Eva Schlegel, the Austria-based artist known for engineering steel and mirrors. Other shows include 200 Years of Doctrine of Discovery: Johnson V. M’Intosh and the Indian Removal Act, running through Aug. 31 at the First Americans Museum, and True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism, running through Oct. 22 at the OKCMOA. The latter will showcase 100 artworks – including sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs – of renowned artist Auguste Rodin.
For performing arts, enjoy the Get Lucky World Tour on Aug. 5 at Tulsa’s River Spirit Casino Resort, alongside Oklahoma Shakespeare’s Shakespeare in Love on Aug. 10-20 at OKC’s Shakespeare Gardens. Additionally, visit OKC’s Civic Center Music Hall on Aug. 15-20 for Ain’t Too Proud, brought by OKC Broadway and highlighting the Temptations’ journey from Detroit to the big leagues.
Photo credit: Ain’t Too Proud, photo by Emilio Madrid courtesy OKC Broadway