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Oklahoma City Arts: Art Scene in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City’s diverse, modern identity mingles with its storied pioneer history to create a unique urban span where art and culture blossom. Native American art is particularly abundant here, as are excellent performing arts venues presenting everything from venerable Broadway fare (such as Oklahoma!) to classical symphonies and opera.

Oklahoma City Arts Information

  • OKGazette—Free weekly newspaper with great arts, music, and film coverage
  • Allied Arts—Represtents and supports 20 local arts groups in the Oklahoma City area
  • Arts Council of Oklahoma City—Free and low-cost arts and cultural events for the community to the downtown area.

Art Museums

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is one of the most respected university art museums in the United States. French Impressionism, traditional Native American and Southwestern art, Contemporary American Sculpture and Paintings, as well as extensive photographs and drawings are counted among the museum’s offerings.

The Stuart Wing, which opened in October 2011, provides a new 18,000-square-foot expansion of the Fred Jones Jr. …more…

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is Oklahoma’s largest museum, with a diverse collection spanning five centuries of art history. The Museum is particularly strong in American and European Art from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a large holding of glasswork by American artist Dale Chihuly…The Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center has been the home of the OKCMOA since 2002, when it opened after a long period of expansion and renovation. ...more...

Red Earth

Red Earth

The Red Earth Museum is an extensive repository of traditional and contemporary Native American culture. Boasting a collection of more than 1,400 items (including fine art, pottery, and textiles), the museum experiences continued growth, hosting nearly 300,000 visitors annually. The museum hosts the annual Red Earth Festival each June, bringing over a thousand Native American artists and dancers together at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City for three days of performances and demonstrations. ...more...

Theater

Lyric Theater of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre was founded in 1963 by twelve prominent Oklahomans who wanted to bring musical theater to the state. Three shows were produced that first summer: Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, and Brigadoon. The main geographical area that the founders originally targeted was Oklahoma City and environs, but they planned eventually to bring in audiences from many cities across the state. As of this writing Lyric …more…

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Presenting shows at two venues located within the Civic Center Music Hall complex in downtown Oklahoma City, this company offers contemporary and classic musicals and plays. Recent productions have included Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, and Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. ...more...

Oklahoma City Theatre Company

Oklahoma City Theatre Company

Oklahoma City Theatre Company Information
Venues: The Freede Little Theatre and the CitySpace Theatre, both located in the Civic Center Music Hall
Public Transportation: Very Good (a 2-minute walk from METRO buses 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 24, and 40 at North Walker Avenue/Robert S Kerr Avenue)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6 mainstage performances per season with multiple performances of each, plus the annual Native American New Play Festival …more…

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

This company has been bringing Shakespeare in the park to Oklahoma citizens since 1985, when it debuted with two of the Bard’s most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Its current venue during the summer months is the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage in downtown Oklahoma City. The company also performs indoors during the fall and winter, on the grounds of the Oklahoma City University …more…

The Pollard

The Pollard Theatre Company

The Pollard Theatre Company is a year-round professional theatre company, featuring some of the finest talent in the central Oklahoma region. The Pollard is a major anchor of Guthrie’s Historic Downtown district, a center of tourism due to Guthrie’s wealth of restored Victorian buildings and its status as the Territorial Capital and first State Capital of Oklahoma. ...more...

Classical Music

Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Choral Society

What started in 1969 as a 60-member chorus has grown into a volunteer ensemble of 140 individuals. The Society’s Adult Chorus performs classical masterworks such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem, frequently collaborates with other local arts ensembles such as Ballet Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic…The organization’s Canterbury Youth Choruses (CYC) learn musical literacy and performance skills through curriculum-based vocal training. ...more...

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, founded in 1988, traces its roots back to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924. Today, the orchestra employs over 80 part-time musicians. The orchestra presents a series of eight Classics concerts and six pairs of Pops concerts every season.

Under the baton of the great Joel Levine, the orchestra has performed a number of ambitious programs …more…

Windsong Chamber Choir

Windsong Chamber Choir

Comprised of seasoned vocalists based in Oklahoma, the Windsong Chamber Choir has performed in the European choral tradition since its inception in 1991.  In recent years the choir has received national recognition from both the American Choral Directors Association and Chorus America, and performs at notable functions and festivals in its home state.   While Windsong has sung primarily a …more…

Dance

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City Ballet began as a civic organization in 1963 under the artistic direction of Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, two former dancers of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In the years since, the company has undergone numerous organizational transformations and several name changes, most recently in 2008 when Robert Mills, a former dancer with the company, was appointed as its new artistic director. …more…

Multi-Arts Festivals

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

(April)

Festival of the Arts Information

Venues: The actual event area stretches from Walker Ave east to Robinson, and from Reno north to Sheridan. Activities occur in the Festival Plaza, Stage Center, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and on Hudson Avenue
Public Transportation: Very Good (all venues are easily accessible by several Metro Transit buses)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: The Festival is a community celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts. Nearly 200 …more…

Venues

Civic Center Music Hall

Civic Center Music Hall

Oklahoma City’s premiere performing arts venue, the Civic Center Music Hall (CCMH) was completed in 1937 as the Municipal Auditorium, a product of the FDR administration’s Public Works Administration.  It opened in October of that year with a premiere performance titled “Rhapsodic Rhythms”.  In 1966 a major remodeling was undertaken, actually decreasing the size of the main auditorium (which originally …more…

Art Museums

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is one of the most respected university art museums in the United States. French Impressionism, traditional Native American and Southwestern art, Contemporary American Sculpture and Paintings, as well as extensive photographs and drawings are counted among the museum’s offerings.

The Stuart Wing, which opened in October 2011, provides a new 18,000-square-foot expansion of the Fred Jones Jr. …more…

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is Oklahoma’s largest museum, with a diverse collection spanning five centuries of art history. The Museum is particularly strong in American and European Art from the 19th and 20th centuries, with a large holding of glasswork by American artist Dale Chihuly…The Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center has been the home of the OKCMOA since 2002, when it opened after a long period of expansion and renovation. ...more...

Red Earth

Red Earth

The Red Earth Museum is an extensive repository of traditional and contemporary Native American culture. Boasting a collection of more than 1,400 items (including fine art, pottery, and textiles), the museum experiences continued growth, hosting nearly 300,000 visitors annually. The museum hosts the annual Red Earth Festival each June, bringing over a thousand Native American artists and dancers together at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City for three days of performances and demonstrations. ...more...

Theater

Lyric Theater of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma

Lyric Theatre was founded in 1963 by twelve prominent Oklahomans who wanted to bring musical theater to the state. Three shows were produced that first summer: Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, and Brigadoon. The main geographical area that the founders originally targeted was Oklahoma City and environs, but they planned eventually to bring in audiences from many cities across the state. As of this writing Lyric …more…

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre

Presenting shows at two venues located within the Civic Center Music Hall complex in downtown Oklahoma City, this company offers contemporary and classic musicals and plays. Recent productions have included Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, and Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County. ...more...

Oklahoma City Theatre Company

Oklahoma City Theatre Company

Oklahoma City Theatre Company Information
Venues: The Freede Little Theatre and the CitySpace Theatre, both located in the Civic Center Music Hall
Public Transportation: Very Good (a 2-minute walk from METRO buses 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 20, 24, and 40 at North Walker Avenue/Robert S Kerr Avenue)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6 mainstage performances per season with multiple performances of each, plus the annual Native American New Play Festival …more…

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

This company has been bringing Shakespeare in the park to Oklahoma citizens since 1985, when it debuted with two of the Bard’s most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Its current venue during the summer months is the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage in downtown Oklahoma City. The company also performs indoors during the fall and winter, on the grounds of the Oklahoma City University …more…

The Pollard

The Pollard Theatre Company

The Pollard Theatre Company is a year-round professional theatre company, featuring some of the finest talent in the central Oklahoma region. The Pollard is a major anchor of Guthrie’s Historic Downtown district, a center of tourism due to Guthrie’s wealth of restored Victorian buildings and its status as the Territorial Capital and first State Capital of Oklahoma. ...more...

Classical Music

Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Choral Society

What started in 1969 as a 60-member chorus has grown into a volunteer ensemble of 140 individuals. The Society’s Adult Chorus performs classical masterworks such as Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem, frequently collaborates with other local arts ensembles such as Ballet Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic…The organization’s Canterbury Youth Choruses (CYC) learn musical literacy and performance skills through curriculum-based vocal training. ...more...

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic, founded in 1988, traces its roots back to the city’s first professional orchestra in 1924. Today, the orchestra employs over 80 part-time musicians. The orchestra presents a series of eight Classics concerts and six pairs of Pops concerts every season.

Under the baton of the great Joel Levine, the orchestra has performed a number of ambitious programs …more…

Windsong Chamber Choir

Windsong Chamber Choir

Comprised of seasoned vocalists based in Oklahoma, the Windsong Chamber Choir has performed in the European choral tradition since its inception in 1991.  In recent years the choir has received national recognition from both the American Choral Directors Association and Chorus America, and performs at notable functions and festivals in its home state.   While Windsong has sung primarily a …more…

Dance

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City Ballet

Oklahoma City Ballet began as a civic organization in 1963 under the artistic direction of Yvonne Chouteau and Miguel Terekhov, two former dancers of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. In the years since, the company has undergone numerous organizational transformations and several name changes, most recently in 2008 when Robert Mills, a former dancer with the company, was appointed as its new artistic director. …more…

Multi-Arts Festivals

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

(April)

Festival of the Arts Information

Venues: The actual event area stretches from Walker Ave east to Robinson, and from Reno north to Sheridan. Activities occur in the Festival Plaza, Stage Center, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and on Hudson Avenue
Public Transportation: Very Good (all venues are easily accessible by several Metro Transit buses)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: The Festival is a community celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts. Nearly 200 …more…

Venues

Civic Center Music Hall

Civic Center Music Hall

Oklahoma City’s premiere performing arts venue, the Civic Center Music Hall (CCMH) was completed in 1937 as the Municipal Auditorium, a product of the FDR administration’s Public Works Administration.  It opened in October of that year with a premiere performance titled “Rhapsodic Rhythms”.  In 1966 a major remodeling was undertaken, actually decreasing the size of the main auditorium (which originally …more…