This multi-media selection of works by over two dozen artists explores what and how we see today, revealing the visible and hidden forces shaping both what the contemporary world looks like, and how we consume and interpret that information—how visual and psychological perception are evolving in the 21stst century. The global pervasiveness of conflict has engendered the normalization of shock and numb; wanting to look but not to see, we lose sight. As many of these artworks reveal, we are disturbed by violent, unjust, or tragic incidents, yet accustomed to their regularity, and may be blind to their causes and costs.
Contemporary art is the heart of the 21c experience. Look for the sixteen-foot-high perforated steel tree, Woozy Blossom, which produces a continuous fog along Main Street; then explore the current exhibition; dine in a sculpturally expressive space at Mary Eddy's; or discover the art of time with the site-specific installation River of Time.
Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and culinary creativity – all anchored by a multi-venue contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site-specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c Oklahoma City boasts more than 14,000 square feet of exhibition space. Galleries are open every day and exhibitions rotate, so make plans to visit often.
- Free and open to the public 365 days/year
- Guided docent tours offered WED + FRI at 5pm