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Jones Jr. Museum of Art - University of Oklahoma
555 Elm Avenue
Statement of Purpose:
One of the premier showcases for French Impressionism in the Great
states. Also, American, Native American, modern art;
photography & more.
Family programs, concerts, lectures, films and a
Museum Store. Group rates & tours available.
The recently opened Mary and Howard Lester Wing, designed by renowned
architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, showcases the Weitzenhoffer Collection
of French Impressionism, with works by Degas, Gauguin, Monet,
Pissarro, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. Other strengths of the
permanent collection include 20th
Southwestern art, American Indian art, ceramics, photography, Asian
Persian miniatures, modern contemporary art, icons and more.
Leon Polk Smith: American
Currently on view through
artist Leon Polk Smith (U.S. 1906-1996) was known for his minimalist,
abstractions. For this exhibition, works from the museum’s permanent
are combined with loaned paintings from the Brooklyn Museum
and the Leon Polk Smith Estate. Important paintings from various stages
Smith’s career provide a general survey of his work. On September 12,
Buck, former director of the Brooklyn Museum
will visit the
museum to present a lecture on Leon Polk Smith.
Photographs by Charles Henri
Oct 14 through Dec 31
retrospective of over 60 Charles Henri Ford photographs (1930s-1980s) –
primarily famous artists and writers, but also street scenes from New
Rome, and Katmandu – in Ford’s first solo museum show in the United
Simultaneously, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will present an
works by Ford’s longtime close friend, Harold Stevenson.
Harold Stevenson: The Great
Oct 14 through Dec 31
two-year project commissioned in the mid-1960s by Alexandre
Iolas and Brooks Jackson, The
Great Society is a series of 100 paintings
by Harold Stevenson. Stevenson, an Oklahoma-born artist who has never
permanent residence in Idabel, moved to New York as a young man in the 1950s
and has been a vital
member of the art world for five decades. The paintings in this
feature the faces of everyday people from the McClain County
area. The series has not been exhibited since it appeared in Paris in 1968. The
famous 39-foot-long painting of a frontal male nude, The
Opening Reception and Museum
Association 2007 Membership Party
7 to 9 pm, Friday, Oct 13
public is invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibitions Photographs by Charles Henri Ford and Harold
Great Society during this Museum Association-sponsored event. In
to live music and refreshments, the evening will feature valuable door
drawings for all 2007 Museum Association members. Admission is free.
Saxon Memorial Lecture
The Thrill of the Chase:
Collecting for the Kimbell Art
5:30 pm, Friday, Sept 1;
Speaker: Edmund P. Pillsbury, PhD
P. Pillsbury, PhD, former director of Fort Worth’s
Art Museum and
art historian, will discuss the formation of the collections of the Kimbell during his tenure, including the story
rediscovery of a major painting by Caravaggio.
Leon Polk Smith: Personal
Recollections and Some
Observations on Selected Paintings
5:30 pm, Tuesday, Sept 12;
Speaker: Robert T. Buck
T. Buck, director of the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and former director
of the Brooklyn
Museum, will share
his insights about
Smith in a lecture held in conjunction with the exhibition Leon
Polk Smith: American Original, on view at the Fred Jones Jr.
Museum of Art through September 24.
A Conversation with Harold
5:30 pm, Thursday, Oct 26;
Speaker: Harold Stevenson
Oklahoma-born artist will discuss his career and the creation of The Great Society on view at the Fred
Jones Jr. Museum of Art from October 14 through December 31.
Tues-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun: 1 – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and University of Oklahoma holidays
$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors
$3 – Children (6-17)
$2 – University of Oklahoma
FREE – Univ. of Oklahoma
valid OU ID, Museum Assoc. members, children under 6.
Group tours and rates
available by calling (405) 325-5990
Vincent Van Gogh (Netherlands 1853 – 1890),
"Portrait of Alexander Reid", c. 1887,
Oil on canvas, 16-1/8” x 12-3/4”.
Aaron M. and Clara Weitzenhoffer
Eric M. Lee, PhD, Wylodean and
Bill Saxon Director
Gail Kana Anderson, Assistant Director / Curator of Collections
Jane Aebersold, Curator of
Susan Baley, Curator of Education
Brigid Brink, Customer Service
Joyce Cummins, Supervisor of Security
Anna Foret, Tour Coordinator
Sandra Milligan, Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Moinette, Registrar
Tim Ramsey, Museum Preparator
Stephanie Royse, Public Information / Media Relations
Mary Jane Rutherford, Community Relations Officer /
Hetty Strong, Customer Service
Mary Jo Watson, PhD, Curator of Native American Art
, Manager of Administration
Kurt Johnston, Museum Store Day Manager.
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