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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art examines the complexity of what it means for objects to be considered beautiful in its newest exhibition, The Question of Beauty.

Becky Weintz, the museum’s marketing and communications director, says the exhibition “presents art that is conventionally beautiful as well as art that rejects this ideal.”

Sections of the exhibition include “Assaulting Beauty,” “Ignoring Beauty” and “The Power of Beauty,” and focus on aesthetics in contemporary art. The exhibition invites viewers to experience an array of reactions to the art – from joy to disgust.

Walking through the gallery, one finds works from Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and other modern and contemporary artists. Weintz is moved by one piece in particular.

“You cannot help but be drawn to INXIT by Alfonso Ossorio when you enter the gallery – love it or not,” she says. “Don’t miss a chance to see this work in person.”

The exhibition runs until Feb. 11. For more information, visit

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