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An art-centered Italian upbringing informs new OKCMOA curator’s vision

An art-centered Italian upbringing informs new OKCMOA curator’s vision

Francesca Giani was previously a guest curator at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.

Artist, Brent Learned, poses in front of two of his art pieces in Oklahoma City, June 21, 2016.  (Emmy Verdin)

Native Pop! art show bursts the bubble on stereotypical Native American art

Native Pop! organizers hope to turn the exhibit into a nationally touring Native pop-art showcase.

(Cover design by Christopher Street)

Cover Story: Henri Matisse exhibit gets OKCMOA, North American debut

“What we always do really well with our exhibitions — and we’ve already gotten feedback that this is the case again with Matisse — is that our exhibitions always look really good,” Whittington said.

Richard Ray Whitman received equal parts criticism and praise for his Street Chiefs series. | Photo provided

Richard Ray Whitman’s pursuit of art led him to activism

“We were always the subject matter,” Whitman said, “but never behind the camera. That’s where the artist has control; a more self-determined image can be created when you are behind the lens.”

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