Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education, exhibitions and performance. Recently, Oklahoma Contemporary announced the opening of a spectacular new arts education and cultural resource center on a 4.6-acre site at Northwest 11th and Broadway in March 2020. To celebrate the opening, Oklahoma Contemporary has invited 13 local Oklahoma City organizations to collaborate on satellite installations, exhibitions and performances in conjunction with its inaugural exhibition. These collaborations have been generously funded through a series of grants from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
“Bright Golden Haze: Reflections” takes on the theme of the role of light as a medium and an inspiration for contemporary artists, and the 13 collaborating partners are interpreting this curatorial framework in a variety of ways. The Oklahoma History Center’s contribution to this effort will be a 600-foot maze of yellow fabric meandering across the grassy grounds of the OHC. The installation will include three interactives highlighting images from the musical “Oklahoma!”
“Partnerships and supporting the arts and humanities in Oklahoma are very important to us,” said Lori Oden, director of exhibits at the OHC.
The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.