Free Art For Kids!

Kids, Teens Get Free Admission to OKCMOA, thanks to Chickasaw Nation, Cresap Family Foundation and Wiggins

Beginning with this summer’s special exhibition, “POP Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” OKCMOA will offer free admission for children 17 and under.

Prior to the COVID-related closing, admission for those 17 and younger had been $10.

Free children’s admission is possible thanks to generous support from The Chickasaw Nation, Cresap Family Foundation and Chuck and Renate Wiggin. Free children’s admission began when the Museum reopened to the public in June.

“Expanding access to the arts is good for all Oklahomans,” said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. “Our priorities have always been to preserve our nation’s vibrant cultural heritage and to enhance quality of life for our citizens. Supporting OKCMOA in offering free children's admission aligns with these values and advances Oklahoma as a culturally rich and creative destination. We are thankful to have a wonderful art museum in Oklahoma City and we hope that many more kids are able to enjoy the incredible collection and exhibitions at OKCMOA moving forward.”

“While this initiative has been months in the making, it is more critical now than ever,” added OKCMOA president and CEO, Dr. Michael J. Anderson. “Many families in our community are making difficult decisions as a result of the pandemic; deciding whether or not to visit the Museum should not be one of them. We are extremely grateful to our generous supporters for enabling the Museum to make this important change.”

The Museum has expanded family-friendly amenities in recent years including kids’ texts in the galleries and changing tables in all restrooms. With the Museum now putting in place new health measures to protect visitors, OKCMOA is focused on grab and go activities like this summer’s “POP Power” gallery guide. 

When the Museum reopens to the public, there will be exhibitions on all three floors. In addition to “POP Power from Warhol to Koons,” other exhibitions on view include “Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light,” “Postwar Abstraction: Variations” and “From the Golden Age to the Moving Image: The Changing Face of the Permanent Collection.” Free children’s admission will include exhibitions throughout the Museum, including “POP Power.” Adult admission is $12 with discounts available for students, seniors and military members.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is one of the leading arts institutions in the region. The Museum’s own diverse collection features highlights from North America, Europe and Asia, with particular strengths in American art and postwar abstraction.

The permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass, a major collection of photography by Brett Weston and the definitive museum collection of works by the Washington Color painter Paul Reed. The Museum’s renowned Samuel Roberts Noble Theater screens the finest international, independent, documentary and classic films.

The Museum serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries.

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