I had the pleasure yesterday of having lunch at the Museum Caféand a taking quick tour of three current (and fantastic) exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Here's three points of inspiration from my recent visit that will hopefully put a visit to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art on the top of your to-do.


1. Food
Oh, how I love the Museum Café. For this trip, I had their version of a Grilled Cheese: sourdough bread, smoked gouda, muenster, gruyere, tomato, prosciutto di parma. This is a knife-and-fork kind-of grilled cheese, and it was as delicious as it looks.

2. Ansel Adams and Brett Weston
The Museum beautifully pairs the iconic landscapes of Ansel Adams, organized by the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, with the often close-up and almost abstract nature photography of Brett Weston, pulling from 360 of his photographs that were donated to the OKC MOA by local businessman and philanthropist Christian Keese.

3. Lisa Hoke's "Come on Down"
This 15' x 150' wow-inducing installation incorporates an assortment of every day materials-from recycled paper and product packaging to plastic cups. It's a commentary on mass production and packaging in America. It's also really cool.

The Ansel Adams and Brett Weston exhibits run through June 1. Lisa Hoke's installation will remain up until April 13, which coincides with Free Family Day. Art activities and performances are planned from 12 to 5 p.m. that day, with free admission and activities sponsored by SONIC, America's Drive-In.