Today, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center opens its new Rand Elliott Architects-designed building in downtown Oklahoma City. The newly renovated center will increase Oklahoma Contemporary’s capacity for free, internationally relevant exhibitions and programming, along with art access and education for citizens of Oklahoma, students and visitors alike.
The 53,916-square-foot building is inspired by the state’s famous big skies and changing weather, designed to honor the landscape’s ever-changing light with an undulating, semi-reflective facade. In addition to 8,000 square feet of gallery space, the center will feature a 200-seat theater, classrooms and studios. The grounds also include a renovated historic warehouse and three-block arts park, providing space for outdoor exhibitions, public performances and education programs.
Over the course of its first year, Oklahoma Contemporary will present five exhibitions in its galleries, on its grounds and at the adjacent Campbell Art Park. The first inaugural show, Bright Golden Haze, will include works by Olafur Eliasson, Robert Irwin, Teresita Fernandez and more. In September, Oklahoma Contemporary will present a major exhibition by Ruscha.
Take a closer look at the new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center building in the images above and stay tuned for more programming announcements.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107