8,000 years of creativity is illuminated in the permanent collection, used to inspire and teach generations. This tradition of “bringing the world to Oklahoma” began with the establishment of the collection by Fr. Gregory Gerrer, O.S.B. in 1919.
Scholars have called the Museum’s Egyptian collection the finest of its kind between Chicago and Los Angeles and it includes Oklahoma’s only ancient Egyptian mummies. Additional collections include Greek, Roman, Native American, African, Oceanic, Asian, European and American, including the Medieval and Renaissance time periods and Contemporary art. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the only arts institutions documenting the full history of Oklahoma artists from pre-statehood through contemporary times.
The MGMoA displays five to seven special exhibitions per year. These examine art from a wide array of cultural, historical and contemporary topics. Exhibits have focused on such topics as antiquities and ancient culture to the way contemporary artists are inspired by the natural environment.
One exhibition per year features regional artists with a theme that focuses on some aspect of our shared traditions or social issues. Admission to the Museum during this exhibition is free to those who bring a tangible item to help a selected nonprofit organization. One past topic was “Home” with admission being rolls of toilet paper collected for Family Promise.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s education serves more than 10,000 students and the community with engaging and enriching experiences through the following programs:
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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Allied Arts represents and supports 26 local arts groups in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas and serves as the advocate for central Oklahoma's arts and cultural community.
Founded in 1971 as Oklahoma's only United Arts Fund, Allied Arts champions the arts by:
Mobilizing critical resources to foster the dynamic growth of the arts
Providing technological, administrative and ot...
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