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The University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is one of the finest university art museums in the United States. Strengths of the more than 20,000 object permanent collection (including the approx. 3,300-object Eugene B. Adkins Collection and the more than 4,500-object James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection) are the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism, 20th century American painting and sculpture, traditional and contemporary Native American art, art of the Southwest, ceramics, photography, contemporary art, Asian art and graphics from the 16th century to the present. Temporary exhibitions are mounted throughout the year that explore the art of various periods and cultures.

In November 2012, the University of Oklahoma announced a new annual $60,000 gift from the OU Athletics Department which now provides free admission for all visitors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in perpetuity. This unique collaboration between athletics and art is one of the first in the United States creating free admission for a university art museum through a university athletics program.

Through its growing collections, diverse exhibitions, and programs, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art creates opportunities for the University family, the people of Oklahoma, and our national and international audiences to derive knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment from the visual arts.

To provide a dynamic environment where people can discover meaning, pleasure, and value in art. To establish an environment, through exhibitions and programs, that supports the University’s goal to provide students and visitors with a global perspective by creating international awareness and understanding through art.

Approved by Museum Board of Visitors: October 8, 2010

Approved by the University Senior Vice President and Provost, Norman Campus: November 30, 2010

Approved by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents: November 30, 2010

 

The collections, programs, and facilities of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art are a public trust.

Upholding this trust is the responsibility of all persons associated with the Museum, and they must act with integrity and high ethical principles.

While duties and responsibilities differ, working relationships among trustees, employees, and volunteers are based on equity and mutual respect.

The Museum maintains a high commitment to excellence through curatorial scholarship for its exhibitions and publications, intellectually stimulating and quality programs, and commitment of service to creating a positive experience for museum visitors.

The Museum derives its purpose from its collections, and its obligation to these collections is paramount. The Museum’s duty is to care for, interpret, and exhibit the collection and to preserve it for future generations in an enhanced form if possible.

Programming furthers the Museum’s mission and is responsive to the concerns, interests, and needs of the global society.

Roy Bankhead
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Robert Beall
Colleyville, Texas

Max N. Berry
Washington, D.C.

David L. Boren
Norman, Oklahoma

Sandra Saxon Brice
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Robert Clements
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Carolyn Cox
Woodway, Washington

Molly Crawley
Norman, Oklahoma

Fred J. Hall
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Kirk Hall
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Janell Helmerich
Tulsa, Oklahoma

John H. Kennedy, Jr.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ruth Newman
New York, New York

Nancy Records
Oklahoma City

LaVona Rushton
Birmingham, Alabama

Mary Jane Rutherford
Norman, Oklahoma

Elizabeth Frost Sainty
Paris, France

Ellen Sandor
Chicago, Illinois

Dee Dee Stuart
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Suzi Sugarman
Norman, Oklahoma

Max Weitzenhoffer
Norman, Oklahoma

Wanda Westheimer
Ardmore, Oklahoma

 

Ex-Officio Members:

Melissa Nuzum
Norman, Oklahoma

Mark White
Norman, Oklahoma