FJJMA http://kgou.org en White In As OU Art Museum Interim Director http://kgou.org/post/white-ou-art-museum-interim-director <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The chief curator at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman will serve as the facility's interim director.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:06:21 +0000 Associated Press 10984 at http://kgou.org White In As OU Art Museum Interim Director "What About Indian Art?" An Interview With Mary Jo Watson http://kgou.org/post/what-about-indian-art-interview-mary-jo-watson <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty years ago, a degree in <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/finearts/art_arthistory/programs/PhD_in_Art_History.html">Native American Art and Art History</a> was non-existent. Even today, only a few universities offer Native Art programs, but at the University of Oklahoma <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/finearts/art_arthistory/programs/Bachelor_of_Art_in_Art_History/mary_jo_watson.html">Mary Jo Watson</a> is responsible for launching a groundbreaking art program with an emphasis on the indigenous perspective.</em></p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:58:01 +0000 Brant Morrell 4072 at http://kgou.org "What About Indian Art?" An Interview With Mary Jo Watson Stepping "Into the Void" http://kgou.org/post/stepping-void <p></p><p>This&nbsp;student-curated art exhibition <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/fjjma/experience/exhibitions/currentExhibition/IntoTheVoid"><em>Into the Void </em></a>is going to blow your mind.&nbsp;</p><p>That’s what it’s designed to do.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Optical art evolved out of the Abstract and Expressionist tradition, and de-emphasized subject matter, focusing instead on what artists could achieve purely through color and form. For the counter-culture of the 60s, Op-art became a symbol of rejection of authoritative or artistic control.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:40:51 +0000 Kiana King 2267 at http://kgou.org Stepping "Into the Void" "Cinema For the Ears" Dr. K's Sculptural Sounds. http://kgou.org/post/cinema-ears-dr-ks-sculptural-sounds <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Sandy Bell Gallery of the <a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma/">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>. The natural light showering the galleries above barely makes it down the stairwell to the space where <a href="http://music.ou.edu/oukon/">Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis</a>, Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Technology, is performing.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This intimate concert is part of the Tuesday Noon Concert series, a weekly 30-minute musical showcase at the museum.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:52:29 +0000 Cailey Dougherty 2247 at http://kgou.org "Cinema For the Ears" Dr. K's Sculptural Sounds. Historical Controversy of "Advancing American Art" Revisited http://kgou.org/post/historical-controversy-advancing-american-art-revisited <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Department of State assembled a collection of modernist paintings in 1946, to show the world America’s artistic coming of age and to illustrate the freedom of expression enjoyed by contemporary American artists. "Advancing American Art" became a lightning rod of&nbsp;controversy, described by some as subversive and un-American.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:15:07 +0000 Ajinur Setiwaldi 2095 at http://kgou.org Historical Controversy of "Advancing American Art" Revisited