The Oklahoma City Museum of Art decks the halls this holiday season with a series of festive events, including art from the “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design” exhibit, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, and a chance to witness Hong Kong writer-director Wong Kar-wai’s films on the big screen. With an array of fantastic visual arts carefully curated for the public’s enjoyment, OKCMOA is prepared to end the season with a winter wonderland of immersive art.
With the recent installation of the “For America” exhibit, visitors can expect to witness a brilliant display of creative genius. “Not only are we the final stop in the national tour of the spectacular exhibition ‘For America,’ but we are also one of the only cities outside L.A. and New York to offer a complete retrospective of visionary writer-director Wong Kar-wai,” said Dr. Michael J. Anderson, President and CEO. “I encourage everyone to visit the Museum this holiday season and enjoy a chance to relax and recharge in our galleries and theater.”
OKCMOA is screening The Hand + My Blueberry Nights Thursday at 5:30pm, Happy Together Thursday at 8:30pm, In the Mood for Love Friday at 12:30pm, Chungking Express Sunday at 12:30pm, and The Grandmaster Sunday at 3pm.
“It’s exciting to be able to gather together again this year,” said Becky Weintz, Director of Marketing and Communications. “From films in the theater and activities in the lobby to art in the galleries, there are so many opportunities to enjoy the visual arts at OKCMOA with family and friends this holiday season.”
The festivities are already underway, but the museum has a final special event in store to close 2021: On New Year’s Eve, the OKC Museum of Art is hosting its Noon Year’s Eve party from 11 am to 1 pm so that people of all ages can come and celebrate the start of 2022.
“Let’s be honest: Staying up until midnight can be tough,” said Amanda Harmer, Manager of Family and Access Programs. “For those of us who can’t make it all the way until the clock strikes 12am, we will be counting down to noon on New Year’s Eve. We will provide the music, some special surprises, activities, snacks, punch—and of course, lots of art. All guests need to provide is the fun.”
With a vast array of festive activities, the OKCMOA works to keep its magic alive for many years to come. Weintz said it best; “A great city deserves a great art museum, and we work hard every day to be the best for Oklahoma City.”
For more information, visit okcmoa.com/holidays.