What to do in Oklahoma on March 31, 2019: Check out Sonic Free Family Day at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Today's featured event:
Sonic Free Family Day is back from noon to 5 p.m. today at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive.
The theme of the event, "Design, Sculpt, Create!," is inspired by the special exhibition “Off the Wall: One Hundred Years of Sculpture,” which, as previously reported, covers plenty of ground in exploring a century of three-dimensional artwork, from a bronze bust devised by German artist Wilhelm Lehmbruck in 1915 to a large-scale wall sculpture American artist Lisa Hoke crafted from paper cups, cereal boxes and Batman party plates in 2015. To read more about the exhibit, on view through May 12, click here.
The event features a 2 p.m. performance by kindie rock band the Sugar Free Allstars, a collaborative community sculpture project and activities throughout the galleries. New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flicks Screenings are scheduled for 12:30 and 3:45 p.m.
Free admission and all activities for the day are made possible by Sonic, America’s Drive-In, according to a news release.
“We are especially excited for this spring’s Sonic Free Family Day because it gives us an opportunity to showcase works that the museum recently acquired,” said Bryon Chambers, learning manager, in a statement. Both new and repeat visitors will enjoy seeing these stunning new works on our second floor. We are thankful to Sonic, America’s Drive-In for sponsoring this fun day.”
As previously reported, "Jacob de Graeff" by Kehinde Wiley, "An Italian Autumn" by Thomas Cole and "Still Life with Fruits, Flowers, Game, and Fish" by Jan van Kessel the Elder are all on view now in “From the Golden Age to the Moving Image: The Changing Face of the Permanent Collection,” a reinstallation of the museum’s second-floor galleries that was completed earlier this month.
In addition, the special exhibition “Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West” is on view now through May 26. To read about it, click here.
Free admission to the museum also includes the exhibition “Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light.”
“We are proud to support our community’s wonderful art museum,” said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for Sonic, in a statement. “Their dynamic collection is a wonderful asset to our city and we are honored to open the museum for free to our community twice a year. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful works of art at the museum and spend time with family and friends.”
The full schedule and all activities for the day can be found at www.okcmoa.com/visit/events/sonic-free-family-day-6.
For more events, go to newsok.com/calendar.