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Neon, Streets and Passports

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Through July 21, Roadside Neon at Tulsa’s 108 Contemporary features the work of neon artist Todd Sanders, who depicts the Route 66 landscape with stunning signage. In Oklahoma City on July 19, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum debuts the Passport exhibition, taking the viewer into the expansive worlds of several Western artists. Also at the National Cowboy Museum,...

French Masterpieces

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Starting June 22, some of the world’s finest art can be seen by traveling not to London or Paris but to Oklahoma City. Thanks to generous local donors, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosts Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit runs through Sept. 22 and is...

Headin’ Downtown

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OKC Grub Vast Nestled at the top of the 50-story Devon Tower, Vast offers fine dining and an exquisite panorama of the city. vastokc.com Patrono Patrono is a fantastic place to nab sophisticated yet affordable Italian fare before a show at the Civic Center Music Hall. patronookc.com Kitchen 324 Another feather in the cap of the Good Egg Dining Group, Kitchen 324 is a favorite...

Star Power

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Reopening the second-floor galleries of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is exciting, but the headline, no doubt, is the museum’s recent acquisition of Kehinde Wiley’s new, large-scale portrait, Jacob de Graeff, from the artist’s St. Louis exhibition. “Jacob de Graeff not only adds an important work by one of the most exciting contemporary artists creating today, but also builds...

Celebrating the American West

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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art brings a collection of more than 40,000 photographs to its halls during Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West. The show, which runs through May 26, showcases Adams and his wide array of photos of the American West and its many features. Adams is credited for bringing environmental awareness to the forefront of...

Art Comes ‘Off the Wall’

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Calling it unconventional might be an understatement. A new exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art features extraordinary pieces usually housed in its permanent sculpture collection. These abstract, expressionist art forms leave museum-goers inspired and invigorated. Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture showcases more than 30 sculptures from the 20th and 21st centuries. The pieces move one’s view...

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

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Opens Saturday, Oct. 25 China’s Cultural Revolution ended in 1976, and the artists featured in Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s newest exhibition all were born after that chaotic, dangerous period. The country they would come to know and render would be different from the images of yesteryear’s party propaganda posters, but for these artists, the intrinsic social order and government...