Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City OK 73102
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement
To enrich lives through the visual arts

Integrity - Quality - Commitment - Accountability - Passion - Resilience

To create a cultural legacy in art and education that present and future generations can experience at the Museum and carry with them throughout their lives
Chihuly Tower at night
Contact Information
Contact Name Michael Anderson
Contact email info@okcmoa.com
Address 415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 236-3100
Fax 405-236-3122
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 800 579-9278
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.okcmoa.com/join-give/
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/okcmoa/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
In addition to season sponsorships and gifts to special programs, donors can support the Oklahoma City Museum of Art by purchasing a membership, making a gift to the annual fund, or by sponsoring one of our three annual fundraising events. There are three ways to give:
1) By phone at (405) 278-8207
2) By mail at 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
3) Online at www.okcmoa.com
Volunteer opportunities include the Museum's docent program which currently encompasses over 45 trained volunteers who lead tours and volunteer regularly. Special event volunteer opportunities are also available throughout the year.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $5,799,328.00
Projected Expenses $5,791,896.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Art League and Art Renaissance Club
Works Progress Administration Experimental Gallery
Oklahoma Art Center1989
Arts Place1995
Year Founded 1945
IRS Ruling Year 1946
State Registration Expiration June 2020
To enrich lives through the visual arts

Integrity - Quality - Commitment - Accountability - Passion - Resilience

To create a cultural legacy in art and education that present and future generations can experience at the Museum and carry with them throughout their lives
Background The Museum's roots trace to early statehood efforts of the Oklahoma Art League and Art Renaissance Club, organizations concerned with art education for a young city.  Over time, more formal efforts began with a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Experimental Gallery, which was open to the public.  The Museum transitioned from a federally funded gallery to a private institution when it was incorporated on May 18, 1945.

The Museum today is the synthesis of two predecessors, the Oklahoma Art Center, itself an outgrowth of the WPA Experimental Gallery, and the Oklahoma Museum of Art.  The Oklahoma Art Center, a gift of founders John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick, opened in 1958 at State Fair Park.  Following a brief tenure at the Red Ridge Estate in northeast Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Museum of Art moved to the Buttram Mansion, formerly a private residence on Nichols Road in Oklahoma City, which was donated by the S.T. Fee and James H. Milligan families in 1977.  In the same year, Arts Place, a branch of the Oklahoma Art Center, opened as an extension gallery in downtown Oklahoma City.  Although both institutions were committed to collecting, programs, and exhibitions, a depressed economy following the downturn in the energy industry during the 1980s challenged the city's ability to support two institutions and led to a merger of the two museums in 1989.  Museum leaders seized the opportunity to bring the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to maturation as a single, financially secure entity, committed entirely to the service of its community.  The Buttram Mansion was sold in 1993, and the trustees established the Fee-Milligan Endowment with the proceeds of the sale.  Heavily damaged by the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, Arts Place was closed in 1995. Led by a $14.5 million capital grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and by an extraordinary outpouring of support from more than 500 foundations, corporations, and individual donors, the $40 million goal was reached to build and endow the new museum, entirely with private funds.  In March of 2002, the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center opened.

Today the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is a major cultural asset for Oklahoma City and the entire region attracting visitors from around the globe with exceptional exhibition, education and film programs coupled with fine dining, facility rentals and special events.


  1. Building and expanding our collection as a lasting legacy for our city.
  2. Presenting great variety and diversity in our special exhibitions schedule that complement and expand upon the objects in our permanent collection.
  3. Broadening and strengthening our engagement with the community.


  1.  Continue to transform public programs into mission-driven, dynamic experiences that facilitate creative exchange in our community.
  2. Organize focused exhibitions to enhance and showcase the strengths of our permanent collection ahead of our seventy-fifth anniversary in 2020.
  3. Match the ambition of our city with the vision of Oklahoma City Museum of Art as an ongoing venue for world-class exhibitions.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Oklahoma County
Payne County
Pottawatomie County
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves visitors of all ages that come from throughout Oklahoma, the region, and the world. The Museum offers a variety of programs geared toward adults and children of all ages.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Visual Arts
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Arts Education
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents two to three international and national traveling exhibitions and Museum-organized exhibitions in its first floor gallery annually. These exhibitions feature a wide variety of subjects, styles, and media, ranging from the art of ancient Egypt to French impressionism to emerging contemporary artists.
Additionally, rotating exhibitions of the Museum’s permanent collection are regularly presented throughout the second and third floors, which are segmented into twelve galleries and feature both temporary and permanent displays, such as Dale Chihuly: Magic and Light.
Population Served General/Unspecified
The OKCMOA Film Program is home to central Oklahoma's only community based, mission driven art house cinema that screens the finest independent, international and classic films in the 250-seat Noble Theater every Thursday through Sunday year round.
In addition to regular film screenings, the film program partners with organizations such as the Oklahoma Film & Music Office, deadCENTER Film Festival, Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, and the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, OK. 
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description The vision of a permanent museum of art in Oklahoma City was realized in 1945, with the incorporation of the Oklahoma Art center (now the Oklahoma City Museum of Art).  The Museum's collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures, with strengths in European and American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as a growing collection of contemporary art.  
Population Served General/Unspecified
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s education program serves students of all ages in the community by providing engaging and enriching arts education experiences throughout the year. Education at OKCMOA has three main areas of focus:
  1. Interpretation, which provides meaning for works of art and is delivered through gallery labels, didactic panels and gallery guides, audio guides, and catalogs.
  2. Education, which complements formal, school-based curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12 and is delivered through docent-guided tours. In addition, the OKCMOA Yellow Bus Brigade busing sponsorships remove the financial barrier for school-age children to visit the Museum by reimbursing transportation costs as well as group admission fees.
  3. Public programs, which offer a variety of informal learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages.
Population Served General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Description The Healing Arts Outreach Program at OKCMOA is dedicated to providing art education, enrichment in the visual arts, and a creative outlet to individuals who may not otherwise be able to experience the Museum due to health issues. This program allows us to expand our mission to "enrich lives through the visual arts." This is particularly impactful to the audiences served, as this may be their only form of cultural engagement and hands-on exposure to the transformative power of art.
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Other Health/Disability General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Michael Anderson
Start Date July 2019
Email manderson@okcmoa.com

Senior Staff
Rita CraigChief Financial Officer
Jack MaddenDirector of Facility Operations
Becky WeintzDirector of Marketing and Communications
Kimberley WorrellDirector of Development
Number of Full-time Staff 50
Number of Part-time Staff 42
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 50
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2015
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
American Alliance of Museums2019
Oklahoma Museums Association member2019
Oklahoma City Chamber2019
Allied Arts member agency2019
External Assessments and Accreditations
American Association of Museums2014
Board Chair
Name Ms. Cynda Ottaway
Company Affiliation Crowe & Dunlevy
Term July 2019 to June 2021
Email cynda.ottaway@crowedunlevy.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Mr. Bob BarnardVoting
Mr. J. Edward BarthAndrews Davis P.C.Voting
Mr. Elby BealGolf Club PartnersExofficio
Mr. Jeremy Black
Dr. John BozalisOklahoma Allergy & Asthma ClinicVoting
Mr. Allen BrownFrankfurt Short Bruza Associates, P.C.Voting
Mr. Hal J. BrownBank of OklahomaVoting
Mr. William M. CameronAmerican Fidelity Corp.Voting
Mr. Michael Coffman
Mrs. Teresa CooperCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Nancy Payne EllisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. James D. EnglishVoting
Mr. David T. GreenwellCole & Reed, P.C.Voting
Mrs. Julie C. HallCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Kirk HammonsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Suzette HatfieldCrawley VenturesVoting
Ms. Judy Hatfield
Mr. Frank D. HillMcAfee & TaftVoting
The Honorable Jerome A. HolmesU.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth CircuitExofficio
Mrs. Leslie S. HudsonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Steven KerrVoting
Mr. Aaron KetterDevon EnergyVoting
Mr. Duke R. LigonPanhandle Oil and Gas, Inc.Voting
Mrs. Judy LoveCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Penny McCalebCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Neal McCalebThe Chickasaw NationVoting
Mr. James C. MeadeMeade Energy Corp.Voting
Ms. Virginia A. MeadeMeade Energy Corp.Voting
Mr. A. Xavier NeiraManhattan ConstructionVoting
Mrs. Cynda OttawayCrowe & DunlevyVoting
Mrs. Caroline PattonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dr. Nikola PuffinbargerOU Health Sciences CenterVoting
Mr. G. Jeffrey RecordsMidFirst BankVoting
Mr. Robert J. RossInasmuch Foundation/Ethics & Excellence in Journalism FoundationVoting
Ms. Meg SalyerVoting
Dr. Amalia Miranda SilversteinOphthalmologistVoting
Mr. Cannon Miles TolbertChesapeake Energy CorporationVoting
Mr. Sean Trauschke
Mr. Max WeitzenhofferVoting
Mr. Charles E. WigginWiggin Properties LLCVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 27
Female 18
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $5,799,328
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $5,791,896
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$6,569,620$6,830,289$5,565,696
Total Expenses$6,425,793$8,417,047$7,390,190
Revenue Less Expenses$143,827($1,586,758)($1,824,494)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$842,105$892,345$691,470
Unrealized Gain/Loss$1,200,158$1,224,657($95,303)
Membership Dues$504,280$552,347$517,796
Special Events$412,579$525,150$435,608
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$4,861,891$5,616,439$4,817,184
Administration Expense$1,136,440$1,941,964$1,860,524
Fundraising Expense$427,462$858,644$712,482
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.810.75
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%67%65%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue16%36%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$40,633,767$40,535,922$42,142,679
Current Assets$4,036,706$4,950,722$3,612,424
Long-Term Liabilities$589,451$633,425$681,867
Current Liabilities$360,151$362,159$333,716
Total Net Assets$39,684,165$39,540,338$41,127,096
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.2113.6710.82
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%2%2%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $2,668,638Contributions $2,354,994Contributrions $2,794,767
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $1,200,158Earned Revenue $1,272,237Earned Revenue $1,221,088
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $842,105Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $1,224,657Investment Income $691,470
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address 415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Primary Phone 405 236-3100
Contact Email info@okcmoa.com
Give with Credit Card http://www.okcmoa.com/join-give/
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/okcmoa/
CEO/Executive Director Michael Anderson
Board Chair Ms. Cynda Ottaway
Board Chair Company Affiliation Crowe & Dunlevy