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Arts & Museums
The American West in all its glory and grandeur is captured in this 220,000 sq. ft. museum. There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of paintings, photographs and artifacts from the Old West. The newest addition is the Joe Grandee wing, which features more than 5,000 artifacts from this artist's personal collection. There is a life-size reproduction of a frontier town, a rodeo gallery, a cowboy gallery and a frontier soldier gallery. You will also see the largest collection of contemporary western artists, as well as the famous paintings of Frederick Remington.
Science Museum Oklahoma is a center for learning with its Planetarium and a massive 70-foot diameter Dome Theater in addition to other hands-on, interactive galleries. Some of the museum galleries include the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, the Kirkpatrick Air and Space Museum and the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The Air and Space museum has one of the most complete collections of historic aviation memorabilia in the country. In addition to displays, the museum is available for birthday parties, corporate events and it even hosts several excursions and day-camps for students throughout the year. Check website for more details and complete calendar of events.
Quite possibly, this is one museum the kids will not mind visiting because firemen sometimes hold a special mystique for them. The State Firefighters' Association runs this museum that depicts how firefighting has evolved throughout history. Exhibits of antique, century-old fire engines will amaze and educate visitors; one of the most popular exhibits is Oklahoma's first fire station, a rustic log cabin built just after the Civil War. In addition to unique items like a collection of uniform shoulder patches and fire alarms, the historical collection shows little-known aspects that accompany the profession.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the game of softball awaits you at this museum and gallery near the state capitol. From its inception as an indoor game in 1887 to the greatest players that ever played, this hall is one of the most difficult to enter, it only has 366 inductees and it also serves as the headquarters of the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball and the International Softball Federation.
See the work of local Oklahoma painters and sculptors on display and for sale in this upscale gallery at 50 Penn Place. The work of Bert and Connie Seabourn, a father-daughter team, is on display here and is worth the visit. If you are collecting fine art for your home, you do not want to miss this great selection. The clientele at this large gallery is high-class.
This museum honors this famed division that captured Hitler's apartment, and you can see the memorabilia they collected at this free museum. The museum also displays World War II and Korean era artillery, uniforms and firearms. The outdoor military exhibit features more than 40 military vehicles, aircraft and other machinations of war. One unique exhibit is the collection of Bill Maudlin cartoons, this is a great way to teach kids about the military and learn something yourself about WWII.
Ferroequinology literally means 'study of iron horses' and for those that love trains, the OKC Railway Museum is the perfect place to visit. Here, train enthusiasts can see anachronistic dining or Pullman cars, freight cars, steam engines and everything that has to do with the great American railways. From April to September, visitors can take an actual train from Oakwood Depot to the nearby Zoo or towards downtown and rides usually take about 35 minutes. The museum can also be used as a venue for birthday parties and other themed events, especially during the holidays, Halloween, etc. Check website for details and prices on train rides.
This gallery located just north of downtown OKC is one of the most eclectic in the entire region. One of the highlights here is the sculpted Burl. Burl is an outgrowth of certain trees that results in a bizarre anomaly on the grain, making it perfect for sculpting interesting pieces such as bowls and jars made from Redwood in this particular case. Additionally, the gallery offers paintings, furniture and other items ideal for the home or garden. Overall, this cool collective of artists has something to offer for everyone.
Photographer Cynthia Daniel Wolf owns and operates this charming art gallery in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District. Her work, which primarily focuses on sweeping landscapes of the West, is on display, along with works from other local artists. With pieces ranging from photography to painting to sculpture, this gallery showcases some of the area's best talents. Cynthia also teaches hands-on workshops to anyone who's interested in learning about the art and techniques of photography.
Visions in the Paseo is a highly respected photographic art gallery in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo Arts District. Owner Glenn Fillmore is a professional photographer who strives to showcase works from new artists each month. Each artist is introduced with an opening and reception, and a sample of their work is featured on the Visions website. This is one of the few (if not only) art galleries in Oklahoma City dedicated entirely to photography.
This gallery is composed of nine talented, local artists in the quaint and sometimes sleepy Paseo Arts District. The Spanish Colonial architecture of the building itself is worth the visit and inside you will find mostly oil paintings that range from traditional still-life pieces to more contemporary ones. Aside from oil on canvas, visitors will also find sculpture, glass, clay and other mixed-media on occasion within the gallery. Most of the art is for sale and if you would like to create your own masterpiece, you can do it through personalized classes given by the artists. Check website for current exhibits and details on classes and workshops.
Located in a beautiful mission-style building in the historic Paseo Arts District, JRB Art at The Elms displays a wide range of fine art by local artists. Paint, sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawings, textiles and fine crafts are just some of the things you'll find at this award-winning gallery. Entry is free.