Oklahoma City Museum of Art
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center at 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The Museum caters to 170,000 visitors annually from all over the United States and over 40 other countries. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art features the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly glass exhibits in the world, and a large permanent collection of European and American art. It also features visiting exhibits, the Noble Theater, the Library Resource Center, the Museum School, the Museum Store and the Museum Café. Exhibits in 2008 included the collections, Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection (May 11, 2007-January 20, 2008), Mark Klett: Oklahoma City Panorama (November 15, 2007-February 10, 2008), “Paris 1900” (December 20, 2007-March 2, 2008), The Tilghman Print Collection (November 23, 2007-May 11, 2008), Seymour Lipton: Drawings (February 14-May 11, 2008), “Roman Art from the Louvre” (June 19-October 12, 2008) and a collection of impressionist paintings, “American Impressionism: Paintings from The Phillips Collection” (November 6, 2008-January 18, 2009). The Museum also plays host to special events such as the weekly “Cocktails on the Skyline” every Thursday on the roof. Entry is free for members, while non-members have to pay a small fee. The Museum School offers classes for students of all ages and skill levels. Summer camps are also arranged. The Noble Theatre shows great international, independent and classic films that would appeal to film lovers and general viewers. One of the most prominent art collections in the Museum is “Dale Chihuly: The Exhibition”, showcasing more than three decades of Chihuly’s finest work. Prominent in Chihuly’s glass work on display at the Museum is his tallest installation to date, the fifty-five foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located near hotels in the area, while tours are arranged by hotels to take visitors to the Museum and other popular Oklahoma destinations.