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8:06 am
Mon August 5, 2013

White In As OU Art Museum Interim Director

Patrons viewing works at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art during James T. Bialac Community Day 2012.
Credit Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The chief curator at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman will serve as the facility's interim director.

University of Oklahoma President David Boren named Mark A. White to the position, though the appointment needs approval by the OU Board of Regents.

The Norman Transcript reports that White would start as interim director on Sept. 3. A national search will be conducted to replace former directorGhislain d'Humières, who resigned to become director of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky.

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Assignment: Radio
10:58 am
Wed April 17, 2013

"What About Indian Art?" An Interview With Mary Jo Watson

Mary Jo Watson, director of the School of Art and Art History and curator of Native American Art at the FJJMA.
Credit Brant Morrell

Twenty years ago, a degree in Native American Art and Art History was non-existent. Even today, only a few universities offer Native Art programs, but at the University of Oklahoma Mary Jo Watson is responsible for launching a groundbreaking art program with an emphasis on the indigenous perspective.

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Assignment: Radio
10:40 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Stepping "Into the Void"

"Into the Void" at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Credit Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

This student-curated art exhibition Into the Void is going to blow your mind. 

That’s what it’s designed to do.

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.

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Assignment: Radio
10:52 am
Wed March 20, 2013

"Cinema For the Ears" Dr. K's Sculptural Sounds.

Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis, performing at the Tuesday Noon Concert Series at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Credit Cailey Dougherty

It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The natural light showering the galleries above barely makes it down the stairwell to the space where Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis, Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Technology, is performing. 

This intimate concert is part of the Tuesday Noon Concert series, a weekly 30-minute musical showcase at the museum.

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Assignment: Radio
12:15 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Historical Controversy of "Advancing American Art" Revisited

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, President Truman and "Circus Girl Resting”

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 controversy, described by some as subversive and un-American. 

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