Posted by Lou C on 01/29/2014
Meet Sam & Fred
Two terrific museums feature fabulous permanent exhibitions but are presenting some can't-miss special exhibits this spring.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, which contains the largest collection of Impressionist art at a public university, will be highlighting "On Assignment: the Photojournalism of Horace Bristol" through March 14 and the " 100th School of Art and Art History Student Exhibition" through Feb. 16.
Admission to the museum is free and hours areTuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History features five permanent galleries: The Hall of Ancient Life, The Hall of Natural Wonders, The Hall of the People of Oklahoma, The Gallery of World Cultures and The Orientation Gallery.
There are two special exhibits that are on display right now. " The George M. Sutton: Exploring Art and Science" features 75 watercolor paintings from the museum's George Miksch Sutton collection of artwork. Then on Feb. 8, "Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America" opens. Open through June 15, the exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, together with the National Museum of the American Indian, celebrates the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture.
Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.