Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art http://kgou.org en Depression, Postwar Photos Displayed in New Oklahoma Exhibit http://kgou.org/post/depression-postwar-photos-displayed-new-oklahoma-exhibit <p>Depression-era Oklahoma migrants, World War II combat and postwar Japan are subjects of a new photography exhibition at the <a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>. The museum at the University of Oklahoma opens <em>On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol</em> to the public Saturday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A public lecture Friday at 6 p.m. on Friday precedes a private exhibition opening reception for Museum Association members and their guests at 7 p.m.</span></p><p>Through his photo essays for <em>LIFE</em>, <em>Fortune</em> and <em>Time </em>magazines, Bristol exposed American audiences to the dismal conditions facing Oklahoma migrants during the Great Depression, the triumphs and horrors of combat during World War II, and the realities of Japanese life following the war.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:57:37 +0000 KGOU Staff 17245 at http://kgou.org Depression, Postwar Photos Displayed in New Oklahoma Exhibit Entertaining The Hours of Your Week: Artistic Adventures http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-artistic-adventures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art comes in all shapes, sizes and forms and artistic event opportunities fill this weekend's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OneSix8</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. If you are&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a natural artists, or just someone trying to learn a new skill, this weekend has an event for your creative side.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:57:39 +0000 Hayley Thornton 15439 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours of Your Week: Artistic Adventures World Views: August 23, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-august-23-2013 <p></p><p>Joshua Landis provides an update on Syria after&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">anti-government activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack, and the panel discusses the renewed focus on U.S. gun culture after the murder of an Australian student in Oklahoma.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;says 21st Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ghislain d’Humières</a>&nbsp;takes over as the CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://changingspeed.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Speed Art Museum</a>&nbsp;in Louisville Sept. 3.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 12202 at http://kgou.org World Views: August 23, 2013 Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation http://kgou.org/post/outgoing-ou-museum-director-says-technology-will-define-art-s-next-generation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The departing director of the University of Oklahoma’s </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Century art will be shaped by music, video, and other mixed media to visually express ideas in new and exciting ways.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.speedmuseum.org/images/press/recentnews/Ghislain_dHumieres_Bio_2013.pdf">Ghislain d’Humières</a> spoke with <em>World Views</em> host and OU College of International Studies Dean Suzette Grillot shortly before he takes over as the CEO of the <a href="http://changingspeed.org/">Speed Art Museum</a> in Louisville.</p><p>“It’s an exciting trend. There is absolutely no border on the canvas. Anything could be the canvas,” d’Humières says. “One could argue that every period had a very cutting-edge, contemporary time, but I think the period we’re living in right now has been seeing a huge amount of new technology and new ways to express art.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:09:17 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Hallie Arias 12019 at http://kgou.org Outgoing OU Museum Director Says Technology Will Define Art’s Next Generation 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 Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted http://kgou.org/post/why-advancing-american-art-was-interrupted <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">On March 2, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ou.edu/fjjma" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art</a>&nbsp;opened a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artinterrupted.org/" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">recently-reassembled exhibit</a>&nbsp;of modern American art the U.S. State Department recalled from an overseas tour in the 1940’s.</span></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:46:33 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 1097 at http://kgou.org Why ''Advancing American Art'' Was Interrupted