Blockbuster summer exhibition opens June 22

Ticket sales for “Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts” will begin on Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. OKCMOA is the exclusive regional venue for this exhibition, and demand is expected to be high. Visitors are encouraged to buy tickets early to secure their preferred day and time.

“This exhibition offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see iconic French masterworks in Oklahoma City,” said President and CEO E. Michael Whittington. “Most of the artists in the collection are household names, but the Mellons were extraordinary connoisseurs and the works by some of the lesser known artists will both surprise and delight. We highly recommend reserving tickets ahead of your visit.”

“The Mellon Collection of French Art is among the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' greatest treasures, and the galleries that house them are popular destinations for our visitors,” said Alex Nyerges, Director of VMFA. “We’re delighted to share these incredible works of art with art lovers in Oklahoma City.”

Featuring more than 70 works by French and European masters including Manet, Rousseau and Picasso, this exhibition celebrates Paul and Rachel Mellon’s extraordinary gift of 19th and early 20th-century French art to the VMFA. The blockbuster exhibition will be on view from June 22 through Sept. 22, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art or by calling the Museum at (405) 236-3100. Tickets for this high-demand exhibition allow visitors a 15-minute window for arrival time with slots available throughout regular Museum hours. The last ticket sold for the day will be at 4 p.m. The hours for this exhibition will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and include admission to the entire Museum, including OKCMOA’s permanent collection and “Dale Chihuly: Magic and Light.” The exhibition is free for Museum members and active military members (as part of Blue Star Museums). No other discounts apply. Museum memberships begin at $50. To learn more about membership, visit