September at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art sees the end of one exhibition and preparations for another. 

Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art, on display through Sept. 9, is a touring show that began its run in Norman. 

 “The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is excited to be the first stop on the traveling exhibition tour … because the Chickasaw Nation has long since been active supporters of the arts in Oklahoma,” says Kaylee Kain, director of communication at the museum. 

Erin Shaw. Beneath the Shallow Sea, 2016. Acrylic on canvas-mounted panel. Series of seven round panels. Loan courtesy of artist

 Ticket to Ride: Artists, Designers, and Western Railways, running Oct. 5-Dec. 30, is an exhibition unique to the museum. 

Ticket to Ride … is the brainchild of FJJMA’s Adkins Curator, Hadley Jerman,” says Kain. “The exhibition is composed of posters, paintings and graphics documenting the relationship between corporate railways and artist’s creative efforts between 1880 and 1930. FJJMA is excited to shed light on the sometimes adverse relationship between bureaucracy and creative expression, which actually thrived during this era.”

Jerman says the show features designers including Thomas Moran, Marie Logan and Sam Hyde Harris, who “used railways to their own ends like travel, adventure and self-promotion.”

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