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Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Portrait of a Venetian Ambassador, Aged 59, II, 2006. By Kehinde Wiley.
Tony Powell

Artist Kehinde Wiley is known for his colorful portraits of everyday African-Americans in the style of classical European paintings. Raised in South Central Los Angeles and educated at the San Francisco Art Institute and Yale University, Wiley has lived and worked around the world.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Michael Anderson inspects Henri Matisse’s “Self-portrait” before it’s hung on a wall for “Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris”
Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

A collection of 100 works of art by Henri Matisse and his contemporaries is now on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and it’s the only exhibition of its kind outside of Europe.

 

Careful curation

Museum Registrar Maury Ford pulls out a screwdriver and gives it a few quick pulls on the museum’s second floor earlier this month.

 

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The University of Oklahoma's School of Art and Art History hosts its Graduate Student Symposium this weekend. New Perspectives in Native American Art and Art of the American West takes place in the Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The symposium begins with a reception and keynote address by the museum’s Director and Chief Curator Emily B. Neff on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m.

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Hundreds of professionals with Remote Area Medical (RAM) come to Oklahoma City this weekend to provide complimentary medical care for the public. The two-day health fair takes place Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 in the Expo Hall at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

Medical specialists offer dental care, eye exams with glasses made on site, women’s care, counseling sessions, tobacco cessation help and medical screenings.

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Look no further than Oklahoma City if you and your family have yet to make plans this weekend as our state’s capital hosts three festivals and a parade.

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Alumni and friends go back to school for the University of Oklahoma’s Second Annual President’s Day of Learning April 12.

OU President David Boren opens with a few remarks Saturday morning before some of the university’s leading professors lecture in three concurrent sessions.