Art-Filled Holidays are planned at the Oklahoma City 

Museum of Art

Visitors 17 and younger enjoy free admission in late December

 

OKLAHOMA CITY - This holiday season, visitors to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art can see unconventional holiday films - part of the "Christmas for Grown-Ups" film series - create prints to take home with [Artspace] at Untitled in the Winter Break Printers' Workshop and watch the Opening Night fireworks from the Museum's Roof Terrace. Plus, the Museum will offer free admission for visitors 17 and younger from Dec. 26 through 31.  

 

"We are thrilled to work with [Artspace] at Untitled to transform our Museum classrooms into an immersive printmaking environment the week after Christmas," said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement. "We will have large prints lining the walls for inspiration and multiple printmaking stations available. With free admission for kids and teens, we are excited to offer families an inexpensive opportunity to experience the Museum's galleries and hands-on activities this winter break."

 

The Winter Break Printers' Workshop will be open Dec. 27 through 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Museum Teaching Artist Erin Latham and members of the [Artspace] team will be on hand to assist visitors as they create their own print to take home.

 

Special exhibitions on view include "The Question of Beauty," "The Art of Oklahoma" and "Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age." Ongoing activities include a new mobile guide and app; OKCMOA Discovery Packs, free with admission; and the "Master Strokes" drawing studio where guests can sketch a still life to take home while surrounded by the drawings of artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Rembrandt van Rijn.

 

From Dec. 21 through Dec. 31, Museum Films presents "Christmas for Grown-Ups," featuring 12 Christmas cult classics and hidden holiday gems. Of particular interest is a screening of "Die Hard" for those who want a diversion on Christmas Eve. It screens at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 complete with the usual Museum Films fully stocked bar. Museum Films will also be presenting four titles on 35mm film, including "The Thin Man" on Dec. 29.

 

The Museum Cafe will again offer holiday meals to-go. The deadline to order meals, designed for two or for eight complete with main course, sides and dessert, is Dec. 20. Meals can be picked up at the Museum Cafe on Dec. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

OKCMOA has space for private events and holiday parties this December. From an intimate seated dinner in the Mezzanine, to screening a holiday film in the 250-seat Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, to a cocktail reception in Founders Hall and time in the galleries, OKCMOA has a private event option to fit every budget and interest. Learn more by contacting Elizabeth Roewe at events@okcmoa.com or (405) 278-8286 for details. 

 

The Museum will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

 

There are several ways to enjoy the Museum on New Year's Eve:

  • The Museum galleries will be open noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. 
  • Guests looking for additional entertainment options can enjoy Opening Night events, including performances by The House Session and OKC Improv, with an Opening Night wristband. An Opening Night wristband also includes admission to the galleries.
  • The Museum will offer a special ticket to the Roof Terrace to view the Opening Night fireworks. The Roof Terrace will be open 11:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. and a ticket includes a midnight champagne toast (one glass of champagne).
  • The Museum Cafe will offer a set menu for New Year's Eve. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (405) 235-6262. Dining at the Museum Cafe includes a ticket to the Roof Terrace champagne toast.

For a full list of events visit www.okcmoa.com/holidays-at-okcmoa-2017/ 

 

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