OKLAHOMA CITY (April 2, 2024) - The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) today announced that tickets for its highly anticipated summer exhibition, Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer, are now available. Organized by OKCMOA and presented by The Ann Lacy Foundation, this exciting retrospective of Oscar®-winning costume designer Edith Head (1897-1981) will feature 70 costumes that offer a comprehensive look at Head's career and were worn by stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, and Kim Novak.  


 "This exhibition will bring to life the Golden Age of Hollywood and some of our favorite films,” said OKCMOA President and CEO Michael Anderson, PhD. “Visitors will experience a fascinating blend of art, history, and pop culture all through the lens of costume design.”  

Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer will fill the Museum’s third-floor galleries, where costumes, sketches, and two screening areas will showcase Head’s life and work. The exhibition will include sections displaying a variety of costume styles, such as formal gowns, musical performance costumes, and historical costumes. Visitors will also learn more about her working relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock, her life outside of her career, and her process.  


As with all exhibitions, Museum members receive free entry to Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer, early access, invitations to exclusive events, and discounts on films and programming. For more information, please visit okcmoa.com/membership.  


Tickets are available online at okcmoa.com, in person, or by calling the Museum’s main number at (405) 236-3100. During regular Museum hours, the following prices will apply for Edith Head exhibition tickets, which includes access to all of the Museum’s galleries:  


  • Adult 18 + $19.95  
  • Senior 62 + $17.95  
  • College w/ ID $17.95  
  • Military w/ ID $14.95  


Children 17 and under are always admitted free. The Museum will once again participate in the Blue Star Museums program, allowing active-duty military and their families to visit the Museum at no cost. This program begins on Armed Services Day, May 18, and concludes on Labor Day, September 2.  



OKCMOA will celebrate the opening of Edith Head with exclusive preview events for Museum members and live theatrical performances. 




Tuesday, June 18, 5-8 p.m.  


Sustainer members are invited to experience the exhibition’s premiere and learn more about Edith Head’s legendary career with Randall Thropp, manager of the costume archive at Paramount Pictures.



Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.


Moderns members can take advantage of early access to the exhibition, red carpet festivities, and socializing with fellow members. 



Friday, June 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  


All OKCMOA members are welcome to preview the new exhibition before it opens to the public. An evening celebration kicks off with light bites, bar service, and a walk down the red carpet. 



Friday, June 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Members-Only Performance 

Saturday, June 22, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, June 23, 2-3:30 p.m. 


For one weekend only in OKCMOA's Noble Theater, Susan Claassen stars as Edith Head in this live theatrical performance. As fascinating as the history of the film industry itself, this intimate portrait of Edith Head is filled with ambition, wit, and, above all, glamour. Tickets are $15 for members; $30 for non-members. 


More Programming Announced Soon

A 14-film retrospective of Edith Head classics and additional programming, with activities and events for children and adults, will be announced in the coming weeks. Programs are available at discounted rates or no cost to Members. Not an OKCMOA member? Join today! 


Additionally, OKCMOA is seeking sponsors to underwrite the exhibition costs of Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer. Sponsors receive exclusive sponsor benefits, such as the opportunity to sponsor a costume in the exhibition, an invitation to the Sustainers’ Preview event, and marketing recognition on the Museum’s website, printed exhibition materials, and more. If you are interested in learning more about available sponsorship opportunities, email Kimberley Worrell, CFRM at kworrell@okcmoa.com or call 405.278.8227. 


Edith Head: Hollywood’s Costume Designer will run through September 29.