Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

About Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center


Oklahoma Contemporary is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts organization, providing a catalyst for creativity and contemporary practice through exhibitions, performances and educational programs.
In March 2020, Oklahoma Contemporary will launch a new, central location in downtown OKC. The center will increase Oklahoma Contemporary's capacity for free, internationally relevant exhibitions and programs and increase art access and education for citizens of Oklahoma, students and visitors alike.

Developed by and for Oklahomans to explore the key innovations and issues of the art of our time, Oklahoma Contemporary draws on the cultural, historical and political landscape of the state. The institution is an inclusive space, placing accessibility and education at the center of all programs.

Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.

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Oklahoma Contemporary staff take a hard hat tour of the new building.

Internationally recognized sculptor Melvin Edwards and Oklahoma Contemporary Exhibitions Manager Steve Boyd chat at the opening of Edwards' exhibition, his first in the state in 25 years.

Christine Gibson, manager of Youth and Family Programs, gives a gallery tour of the Not For Sale exhibition to schoolchildren.

The Operations team visits James Turrell's Skyspace: The Way of Color during a informational trip to Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark.

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