The special exhibit was the Dutch Italianates. Couldn't take any photos of those, however. Amazing to see but seemed like all the Dutch artists painted the same Italian scene or maybe all the Italian peasants, cows and countryside looked the same in the 1600s. For more info on the Dutch Italianates: http://www.okcmoa.com/dutchitalianates
I always enjoy portraits and the museum had a more extensive collection than I expected.
This is a portrait of Kitty Packe who married the Lord of the Manor of Great Glenn. I wish the photo did it justice. She is so pretty and the dress details so vivid. In person, the book in her lap looks three dimensional as if it is protruding out of the painting.
Here is a link to a better image of it on Flickr:
A couple of the Thomas Moran paintings
Don't have any info on this but isn't it..Fabulously flamboyant!
This permanent memorial is a 55 ft tall Dale Chihuly Sculpture.
For more info and a better view: http://www.okcmoa.com/thecollection/dalechihulyglass/kirkpatrickmemorialtower
If you would like to learn more about Dale Chihuly, the artist has a great website: http://www.chihuly.com/
The home page flashes some of his sculptures. Check out the Violet Tumbleweeds.
Hope you enjoyed this overview of our excursion to the OKC Museum of Art.
Overall, it's a pleasant museum: easy to stroll through with nice spacious galleries.
Looking forward to seeing future exhibits there.