Missed An Event?
There are no in-person events at the museum, however, we have several upcoming virtual talks we hope you will join us for! Check back to this page throughout the semester to find out more about our upcoming events.
A Life in Looking: Creighton Gilbert Collection Opening Webinar | June 25 at 3 p.m.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is pleased to invite you to our next special exhibition, Creighton Gilbert: A Life in Looking, opening Thursday, June 24. Curated by OU Faculty members, Allison Palmer, Ph.D. and Erin Duncan-O’Neill, Ph.D., this exhibition surveys the collection and legacy of renowned art historian and professor, Creighton Gilbert, who bequeathed his extensive collection to the museum in 2005. In honor of the opening of this show, please join us for an exhibition webinar Friday, June 25 at 3 p.m. The curators will give an overview of Gilbert and his collecting practices along with an in-depth analysis of the themes in the exhibit.
Coffee with the Collection | July 23 at 3 p.m.
Grab your favorite cup of coffee and start your morning off right with a delightful look at artwork from the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Once a month, these virtual discussions will feature a favorite object from the collection presented by a curator, OU faculty member, or other art professional. With a mix of works currently on view or from the vaults as well as recent acquisitions, you won't want to miss these candid conversations.
Friday, July 23 at 9:30 am, Karen Bowles, FJJMA’s Community Learning Coordinator, will discuss Duncan Grant’s portrait of Vanessa Bell from the museum’s permanent collection. Both Grant and Bell were painters, designers, and active members of the unconventional Bloomsbury Group, an informal collective of writers, artists, and thinkers that also included Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. Join us to learn more about the artistic and personal relationship of these two British Post-Impressionists!
Coffee with the Collection has partnered with Black Camel Coffee, a new local roaster, to offer a specialty roast that correlates with each month's featured artwork. For Norman residents, Black Camel Coffee will deliver your purchase right to your door at no extra charge. Visit their website to purchase this month's special roast, available the beginning of July. Enter promo code IUWXGS8 for an exclusive 20% discount and enjoy a taste of art during the program.