Downtown OKC is the Place to be on Third Thursdays

April 23, 2018

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OKLAHOMA CITY, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A new Thursday evening program at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Third Thursdays presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, will debut May 17 at 5 p.m. The first event, “Third Thursday: My Life/My Movie,” features music by Adam and Kizzie, animation experimentation with artist Nicole Emmons-Willis, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace and access to the Museum’s galleries. Admission is just $5; food and libations are available at an additional cost. This year, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will be open to the public only during Third Thursday events.

“The Museum has always been busy on Thursday evenings,” said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO. “We are excited to offer even more reasons to visit with our new Third Thursday series presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere.”

“We are excited to support a full year of Third Thursdays,” added Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s. “The recent growth and development of our downtown area has been significant and Third Thursdays will continue to build on this momentum. We believe the arts are a vital part of a vibrant downtown and are committed to increasing access for everyone in our community.”

My Life/My Movie” is inspired by the special exhibition, “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness.” This exhibition presents a survey of rarely seen experimental short films and video installations by the Cannes Film Festival-award winning filmmaker.

“Third Thursdays will be the perfect time to stop by the Museum with friends, experience something new, interact with local artists and enjoy the Museum’s latest exhibitions,” said Tracy Truels, director of learning and engagement. “We are pleased to offer extended hours and reduced admission every Thursday, but our programming is what will make Third Thursdays a special time to be at the Museum.”

Programming will continue monthly on the third Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. with the next event “Strike a Pose,” inspired by “Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper,” happening June 21. More information can be found on the Museum’s website, www.okcmoa.com.

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SOURCE Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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