The $40 membership upgrade gives participants exclusive access to filmmaker lectures, special events, curator-led discussions and giveaways.
“Walter and I get all kinds of crazy ideas in our heads,” O’Dell said. “We’ve done several programs with him here. He’s always calling me up and saying, ‘You need to interview this guy.’”
“This is my seventh year to be a part of the Omelette Party and donate a piece of art,” said Oklahoma City sculptor Joe Slack.
“This is just a really great opportunity because they are eager to learn about all these different topics, get the badges, get the belt loops and pins,” McKenzie said.
The individual pieces often have interesting and visually compelling stories to tell.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the museum features the last tourism country for the summer: Frontier Country, which is located in Central Oklahoma.
Francesca Giani was previously a guest curator at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman.
Museum hotel management hinted it will unveil more surprises and artistic projects leading up to its anticipated opening in June.
“It is too important of a building to let it go,” Lentz said. “If it was in the wrong hands, it could be altered from the original purpose and the historical character lost.”
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (FJJMA) Association hosts its annual fall fundraising party from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 13 at Norman’s newly opened Legacy Park. But this year, the association visits the museum’s past with a modern twist during Silver Soirée: Join the Legacy.