One of America's finest university art museums, the University of Oklahoma's Fred Jones Jr. Museum's collection features nearly 17,000 objects.
The collections include French Impressionism, American Southwest and Native American art, 20th century American painting and sculpture, ceramics, photography, contemporary art, Asian art, and works on paper from the 16th century to the present. Throughout the year, temporary exhibitions examine the art of various periods and cultures.
The Museum holds major works by many renowned artists, including Ansel Adams, Romare Bearden, John Singleton Copley, Stuart Davis, Corot, Degas, Gauguin, Hopper, early Kiowa artists, Maria Martinez, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, van Gogh, Edward Weston, and Oklahoma natives Olinka Hrdy, Allan Houser, and Leon Polk Smith, and many more.
Whether you go or not, the museum catalog, The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma: Selected Works, highlights 101 works of art from the Museum, celebrating the extraordinary development of the museum’s collections over nearly three-quarters of a century. Combining full-color reproductions with explanatory text, the catalogue presents significant examples of Asian, European, American, American Indian, and contemporary art from the museum’s permanent collection.
These pages offer a tour of the museum’s exceptional paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and photographs. Arranged in chronological and thematic sequence, the catalogue entries focus on single works, each by a different artist. Authors Eric McCauley Lee and Rima Canaan discuss the artists’ backgrounds and analyze the featured works. Where appropriate, related objects in the collection appear as accompanying illustrations. The artists represented in the catalogue include Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, and members of the Taos Society of Artists.
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