Including over 1,200 children visiting as part of free kids weekends
OKLAHOMA CITY - Over 2,200 kids visited the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in July, including over 1,200 who received free admission as part of the Museum's free kids weekends. Almost 14,000 people have visited the Museum's galleries since "Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" opened on June 17.
"We were thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity during such an incredible exhibition and are glad that so many families took advantage of it," said Tracy Truels, OKCMOA director of learning and engagement. "We saw record numbers at Drop-In Art, our come-and-go, art-making activity that we host every Saturday afternoon. 'Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic' is a wonderful exhibition to visit with the whole family since it offers great opportunities for rich looking experiences and conversations."
"Although free kids weekends has ended, we offer free tours and transportation reimbursement to school and youth groups year-round," added Truels. "With public schools back in session, we are looking forward to welcoming many school and community groups to the Museum in August."
Adult admission is $12 with discounts available for seniors, students, children 18 and under and retired military members. Children 5 and under are always free. Active military and their families receive free admission all summer long through the Blue Star Museums program. Additionally, school and youth groups receive free admission and transportation reimbursement year-round thanks to Insamuch Foundation. Groups must book in advance by calling (405) 278-8213.
"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries and presents exhibitions from throughout the world. The Museum's collection covers a period of five centuries with highlights in European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, a growing collection of contemporary art, and one of the world's largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The Museum boasts the region's premier repertory cinema, which screens the finest international, independent and classic films, and is home to the Museum School, which offers classes for students of all ages as well as art camps for children. Amenities include the Museum Store, a roof terrace and the Museum Cafe, a full-service restaurant, offering lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, a full bar and catering services. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.