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The University of Oklahoma


Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art


Greetings! The museum is proud to host the Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair every other year, and it affords both the museum and the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts the opportunity to work closely with a living artist. The 2017 chair is painter Robert Lee Taylor, an Oklahoma native whose career is well known to many across the state. Taylor will serve as the sixth guest artist in the university’s Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair program. The exhibition will open on October 6 during a week of activity in which Taylor will guest lecture at the OU SoVA and participate in other programs at the museum. Robert Taylor uses iconic symbols and manipulates bodily proportions as a symbolic representation of human connections to the earth and sky. He depicts Native American life at the end of the reservation era, around the turn of the twentieth century, but his interest in mysticism often gives the work an enigmatic tone. In addition to works on display inside the museum, multiple works from the museum’s permanent collection are on display inside the OU Health Sciences Center’s Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center and the Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center on the OU Norman campus. Two special installations from the permanent collection also are featured this summer and fall. Joe Andoe: Horizons focuses on the work of this celebrated contemporary artist from Oklahoma and a leitmotif in his paintings and prints: the persistent prairie horizon. The exhibition continues in the Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery until September 10. Upstairs in the Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery, the exhibition Body examines ways in which the body has been represented both aesthetically and conceptually as a site of meaning. More information on each of these exhibits and related programming can be found in this magazine, and we hope you will enjoy the other features included. As always, we appreciate your ongoing support of the museum, and we look forward to seeing you soon. Best, Mark A. White The Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director


Cover: Robert Lee Taylor (U.S., Blackfeet/Cherokee, b. 1951) Ghost Story [detail], 2001 Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in. Image courtesy of the artist

June 13–Sept. 10, 2017 Nancy Johnston Records Gallery On May 10, 2008, a tornado in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Picher struck the final blow to a onetime boomtown. The lead and zinc mining that had given birth to the town had also proven its undoing, earning Picher the distinction of being the nation’s most toxic Superfund site in 2006. Todd Stewart’s photoessay Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma explores the otherworldly ghost town and reveals how memory can be dislocated and reframed through both chronic and acute instances of environmental trauma. Prompted: A Writing Workshop 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 Nancy Johnston Records Gallery and Sandy Bell Gallery Jumpstart your creativity during this drop-in writing workshop guided by creative writer and OU graduate student Matt Jacobson. Writing prompts will be drawn from images and artifacts in the Picher, Oklahoma exhibition, and photographer Todd Stewart will provide an overview as well as his inspiration for the show. After the event, share your stories, poetry, and ideas over complimentary coffee and bagels. Public Closing Reception Thursday, Sept. 7 7 p.m.: Public Closing Lecture Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium Displaced Memories in Picher, Oklahoma Join Alison Fields, the Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West and Assistant Professor of Art History, as she leads a talk about Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma. Members at the Supporter level and higher may reserve seating in the auditorium for this public lecture by calling (405) 325-2297. 8 p.m.: Public Closing Reception Sandy Bell Gallery Following the lecture, stay for the public reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres from El Toro Chino, a cash bar, and live music.

An Afternoon with Kiki Smith 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 Sandy Bell Gallery Presented in conjunction with Kiki Smith Paper Trail: The Body, The Muse, and the Spirit at the Oklahoma State Museum of Art, this panel explores Smith’s body of work and emphasis on the female form. Speakers include artist Kiki Smith; Jennifer Borland, associate professor of art at Oklahoma State University; and independent curator Wendy Weitman. The panel is moderated by Mark White, the Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. This program is a joint collaboration of the Oklahoma State Museum of Art and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Above: Todd Stewart (U.S., b. 1963) Blue Boy [detail], 2012 Inkjet print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the artist

Below: Kiki Smith (U.S., b. 1954, Germany) Las Animas [detail], 1997 Photogravure, 60 x 49 1/4 in. Gift of Wanda Otey and Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr., 1999


Oct. 6-Dec. 30, 2017 Nancy Johnston Records Gallery Robert Taylor (U.S., Blackfeet/Cherokee/Osage/Black Dutch; b. 1951) is a self-taught artist known for his use of iconic symbols and manipulation of bodily proportions as a symbolic representation of human connections to the earth and sky. Taylor’s paintings often depict figures from Native American life at the end of the reservation era, around the turn of the twentieth century, but his interest in mysticism often gives the work an enigmatic tone. He describes his deeply symbolic works as a response to a variety of religious traditions. The exaggerated hands and feet that characterize Taylor’s figures have been interpreted as references to both the ingenuity of humanity and its rootedness in the earth, respectively. Taylor serves as the sixth guest artist in the university’s Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair program. Opening Reception Thursday, Oct. 5 6 p.m.: Members Exhibition Preview Museum members are invited to preview the Distinguished Visiting Artist exhibition and enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the opportunity to explore the exhibition before it officially opens to the public. Complimentary valet parking will be available. 7 p.m.: Public Opening Lecture Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium Following the members preview, a public lecture will be presented. Members at the Supporter level and higher may reserve seating in the auditorium for this public lecture by calling (405) 325-2297. 8 p.m.: Public Opening Reception Sandy Bell Gallery Following the lecture, please join us for a public reception featuring light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music. Gallery Talk 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 Nancy Johnston Records Gallery Join Distinguished Visiting Artist Robert Taylor as he leads a gallery talk through his exhibition.

Robert Lee Taylor (U.S., Blackfeet/Cherokee, b. 1951) In the Morning of the Night They Come to Me [detail], n.d.; Acrylic, 20 x 16 in. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R.E. Mansfield, 2003


Celebrate Native American Heritage 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 Dee Dee and Jon Stuart Classroom and Sandy Bell Gallery Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at this fun-filled, family-friendly event. Visit the Distinguished Visiting Artist exhibition while enjoying food, dance, and a collaborative art activity in recognition of the diverse traditions and contributions of Indigenous people.


June 23-Dec. 30, 2017 Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery The human body has been the subject of diverse forms of art since time immemorial. Works from the museum’s permanent collection have been curated to examine how the body has been used to address the themes of movement, fragmentation and mechanization, geometry, and identity, with a brief survey of historical images of the body. Co-curated by Sherri Irvin, Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, and heather ahtone, James T. Bialac Associate Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art. Gallery Talk 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery Join Sherri Irvin, Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies and co-curator, as she leads a gallery talk about the Body exhibition.

Through Sept. 10, 2017 Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery Contemporary artist Joe Andoe (b. 1955) was born and came of age in Tulsa, surrounded by churches, trees, highways, and horses, motifs that recur in his paintings and prints. At the University of Oklahoma, where he completed an MFA in 1981, he eschewed the colorful, vertical abstractions popular in the art department at the time. Instead, he painted a 45-foot-long black landscape for his thesis project. For Andoe, the canvas, lit by fluctuating light filtered through the Lightwell Gallery’s skylights, was not a representation so much as “the thing itself.” Andoe considers himself a painter of landscapes and of things that inhabit the land. The distant horizon—perhaps a reference to the artist’s east Tulsa roots, or to his treks through Texas and Wyoming as a young man—is ever present in his work. It appears in roadside photographs of Oklahoma City made in 1977. In later paintings, horses graze against it, illuminated as if by penumbral light. Oak leaves alternately fall beneath or rise above it. Birds, trumpets, and letterforms float over it. On one hand, the quiet drama of these images reflects the artist’s interest in “the stillness at twilight when animals come out into the open.” And yet, the horizon’s subtle omnipresence behind the objects and creatures that populate Andoe’s often stark, monochromatic images fosters contemplation and a sobering awe at the transience of life. Above: Paul Cézanne (France, 1839-1906) Les Baigneurs (The Bathers) [detail], 1896-97 Lithograph, 11 x 14 in. Gift, O. B. Jacobson, 1930s

Below: Joe Andoe (U.S., b. 1955) Untitled (Oak Leaves) [detail], 1995 Oil on paper, 22 1/4 x 25 in. Gift of Scot Andoe, 2001



Throughout February and March 2017, the Education Department formed a unique partnership with Mission Academy High School, a recovery-based learning environment that helps teens reclaim their lives from addiction. Located in Oklahoma City, Mission Academy is the only recovery high school in the state and boasts a 91 percent graduation rate. Central to the program’s success is a focus on arts integration that inspired an outreach project featuring the museum’s spring 2017 exhibition, PHOTO/ SYNTHESIS. Thematic elements from the show, including identity and representation in photography, were adapted into an off-site program for the teens to create self-portraits under the direction of Oklahoma City photographer Shelby Hartzell. The project culminated in an exhibition in the Education Gallery, on view throughout the summer of 2017. Titled Journey Toward an Open Mind, the show pairs expressive, mixed-media portraits with original poetry and writing by the teens, with an emphasis on selfhood as a process, if not an art.



Art Adventures

Family Day

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Art Adventures are made possible by generous support from the Kimball Foundation.

1- 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Visit the Distinguished Visiting Artist exhibition and enjoy handson activities for the whole family.

July 11 July 18 July 25

Draw Me a Star by Eric Carle Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty, illustrations by David Roberts Aug. 1 Red Cat, Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond Aug. 8 Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light Aug. 15 Ellie by Mike Wu Aug. 22 The Art Collector by Jan Wahl, illustrations by Rosalinde Bonnet Aug. 29 Little Alphaprints: Colors by Roger Priddy Sept. 5 Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch, illustrations by Hélène Desputeaux Sept. 12 The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Sept. 19 Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood Sept. 26 Grey Mouse by Anke de Vries, illustrations by Willemien Min Oct. 3 When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden Oct. 10 How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney, illustrations by Feronia Parker-Thomas Oct. 17 Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar Oct. 24 Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty Oct. 31 Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino Nov. 7 A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni Nov. 14 Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates Nov. 21 Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illustrations by Jill McElmurry Nov. 28 Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre, illustrations by Zac Retz Dec. 5 Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, illustrations by Robin Baird Lewis Dec. 12 Let’s Play! by Hervé Tullet Dec. 19 Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Tuesday Noon Concerts Tuesdays at Noon Sandy Bell Gallery The Tuesday Noon Concerts series is a cooperative effort between the OU School of Music and the museum. Please join us on your lunch hour for these 30-minute concerts performed by OU music students and faculty. Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Percussion (Chrissie Souza) Saxophone (Jonathan Nichol) Voice (Les Flanagan/Liz Avery) Piano (Jeongwon Ham) Guitar (Larry Hammett) Tuba/Euphonium (Brian Dobbins) Viola (Mark Neumann) Sooner Bassooners (Rod Ackmann) Oboe (Dan Schwartz) Violin (Gregory Lee) Opera Preview (Ferrara/Shames)

Art Adventures will not meet July 4 or December 26. 7


Dear Association Members, I am so excited to serve the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association as the next board president. I grew up in Tulsa, but have lived in Norman since I came to the University of Oklahoma as an undergraduate in 1999. Since then, I have volunteered in several community organizations; I married my wonderful husband, DJ; and had a daughter who is now four years old. Most importantly, I earned my BA and MA in art history here in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. Currently I am a Ph.D. candidate, also in art history, and am working on my dissertation on the role of aesthetics in the environmental conservation of Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Over the years, my family and I have been involved at the University of Oklahoma in various capacities because we believe in the positive impact of education. As a museum on a university campus, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art serves as a space to develop critical and creative thinking for students at the University of Oklahoma and our surrounding communities. As a life-long student, I hope to bring the love of learning to the Association’s vision and support of the museum. The Association has been working hard this past year to engage new audiences and support art education initiatives. This past winter the Association’s Toast to the Arts event raised over $8,000 to create a bus fund, which financially supports school field trips to the FJJMA. In the past year, the Association acquired several new works of Melissa and DJ Nuzum


art for the permanent collection. Though petite in size, Nush‘ka, by Leon Polk Smith, has made a striking addition to the 20th century American art collection and is sure to captivate viewers. Polk was an Oklahoma native and key figure in America’s mid-century modern movement. From the recent exhibition, PHOTO/SYNTHESIS, the Association purchased 33 photographs by Will Wilson. Wilson, a Navajo photographer, revisited the Native American communities that were subjects of 20th century photographer Edward S. Curtis. Using contemporaneous, civil-war era equipment and working closely with the communities, Wilson produced contemporary portraits that refute Curtis’s concept of the ‘vanishing Indian’ and return agency to the Native communities. I want to thank Brad Benson, who served as president of the board before me, for his guidance and help in preparing me to lead the Museum Association. Finally, I would also like to thank our Association board members who have completed their terms, past Association President Stephanie O’Hara, docent Judy Garrett, and Dan Brackett. Their countless hours of dedication and service to the FJJMA and its Association have been invaluable. I look forward to sharing another exciting new year with the Museum Association!

Melissa Nuzum, 2017-2019 Board President

Save the Date! Silver Soirée: Speakeasy 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 The Railhouse (102 W. Eufaula St.) Details on pg. 12. Enjoy these photos from last year's Silver Soirée event!


Body opens to public Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Members Meet-Up 21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma City

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Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor Gallery Talk Nancy Johnston Records Gallery

Silver Soirée: Speakeasy The Railhouse (102 W. Eufaula St.)

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06 Friday, 1 p.m.

Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor 6 p.m. Members Preview Nancy Johnston Records Gallery 7 p.m. Public Opening Lecture Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium 8 p.m. Public Opening Reception Sandy Bell Gallery

05 Thursday, 6 p.m.

Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma opens Nancy Johnston Records Gallery

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First Tuesday Noon Concert Sandy Bell Gallery

Picher, Oklahoma 7 p.m. Public Closing Lecture Displaced Memories in Picher, Oklahoma Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium 8 p.m.: Public Closing Reception Sandy Bell Gallery

An Afternoon with Kiki Smith Sandy Bell Gallery

Alma Dailey (U.S.) Memory #4 [detail], n.d. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. Museum purchase, 1976

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Robert Lee Taylor (U.S., Blackfeet/Cherokee, b. 1951) Metal Breast, 1994 Oil on Masonite, 24 x 24 in. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. R.E. Mansfield, 2003

07 Thursday, 7 p.m.

05 Tuesday, 12 p.m.

Prompted: A Writing Workshop Nancy Johnston Records Gallery and Sandy Bell Gallery

01 Friday, 2–4 p.m.

SEPTEMBER Body Gallery Talk Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Celebrate Native American Heritage Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Sandy Bell Gallery

Last Tuesday Noon Concert Sandy Bell Gallery

Joe Andoe (U.S., b. 1955) Untitled (Oak Leaves), 1990 Oil on linen, 36 x 46 in. Gift of the artist, 1994

Muse Annual Holiday Sale

John Nesom (U.S., 1920-2010) Untitled, 1967 Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in. Museum purchase, 1974

07 Thursday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Muse Annual Holiday Sale 08 Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


21 Tuesday, 12 p.m.

Fall Association Trip Departs for Kansas City, Missouri

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02 Thursday, 6–8 p.m.


31 Tuesday, 1–2 p.m.

Family Day Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom

22 Sunday, 1–4 p.m.

An Afternoon with Kiki Smith


Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor

Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma

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Members Meet-Up 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 21c Museum Hotel, Oklahoma City Please join us at 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City for the next Members Meet-Up. 21c Museum Hotel is a contemporary art museum combined with a boutique hotel located in the historic Fred Jones Ford building. Attendees will enjoy complimentary refreshments from Mary Eddy’s Kitchen, as well as a guided tour with Michaela Slavid, the museum manager. Transportation will not be provided. 21c Museum Hotel is located at 900 W. Main St. in Oklahoma City. Space is limited; reserve your spot by calling us today at (405) 325-2297. Images courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel OKC

Silver Soirée: Speakeasy 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 The Railhouse (102 W. Eufaula St.) Mark your calendars now for the Silver Soirée, an annual fundraiser for new acquisitions and conservation to bolster the museum’s permanent collection. Staff and committee members are busy planning a sparkling night of entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, and festivities. This year’s soirée will take you to the 1920s, so be on the lookout for more information and an exciting twist. Save the date now and watch for your invitation in early September! For sponsorship information, call the Association Office at (405) 325-5990. 12

Fall Association Trip Tuesday, Nov. 7 – Thursday, Nov. 9 Kansas City Join us this fall for a three-day bus trip to explore Kansas and Missouri! During the trip, attendees will enjoy a guided tour of a prairie-style Frank Lloyd Wright house in Wichita, Kansas. The Allen House features original furniture and art glass, as well as several new-for-their-time innovations such as wall-hung water closets and an attached garage.

Once in Kansas City, attendees will visit the newly-opened Bloch Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a collection containing 29 masterworks by leading Impressionists and Post-Impressionist artists of the 19th century. Another Kansas City destination will be the World War I Museum and Memorial, America’s only museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the Great War through the eyes of those who lived it. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Following a tour of this university museum, the group will have lunch in Lawrence before heading to Topeka to visit the Kansas State Capitol. Please call (405) 325-2297 to make your reservation today! The deadline for reservations is September 1, 2017, and spots will fill up quickly as space is limited.



Ed and Paul Ruscha Gifts Paintings by Artists Goode, Herms, McMillan, and Ruscha In 2016, the museum received a significant gift to the permanent collection from artist Ed Ruscha, which included not only his own work but also that of Joe Goode, Jerry McMillan, and George Herms. The gift bolstered the museum’s holdings of contemporary art, and the museum was thrilled to add significant pieces by Ruscha, Goode, and McMillan, all of whom hailed from Oklahoma before relocating to Los Angeles, where they became influential figures in the development of Pop art. That gift has been followed by that of photographer Paul Ruscha, Ed’s brother, who has given the museum Ed Ruscha’s 1972 Insects Portfolio and three paintings by Goode: Agoyan (Waterfall Series No. 41), Woodward (Tornado Series No. 13), and Untitled (Ocean Blue Series No. 19). The Insects Portfolio includes six screenprints on paper and paper-backed wood veneer that depict swarms of insects in a naturalistic manner. Insects had plagued Ruscha’s studio around the time of the creation, and the prints demonstrate an obvious familiarity with the behavior of the flies, ants, and cockroaches. The portfolio box contains red dirt from the artist’s childhood playground at Hawthorne Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Environmental and natural phenomena also characterize the works by Joe Goode. Randomness and chaos in nature inspire, at least in part, all of the works included in the gift. Untitled (Ocean Blue Series No. 19), in particular, is a blue color field with gestural swaths of paint that suggest waves rolling across the surface. Goode immerses the viewer in the water in order to stare into the illusionistic depth of the abyss. The museum would like to express its sincere appreciation to Paul Ruscha for this important gift of works by two celebrated contemporary artists, who should be a source of pride for all Oklahomans.

Above: Joe Goode (U.S., b. 1937) Untitled (Ocean Blue Series No. 19) [detail], 1988 Oil on wood panel, 36 x 26 in. Gift of Paul Ruscha, 2017

Below: Edward Ruscha (U.S., b. 1937) Red Ants (Insects Portfolio) [detail], 1972 Screenprint, 27 x 20 in. Gift of Paul Ruscha, 2017

PHOTO/SYNTHESIS Tribal Suite Purchased by FJJMA Association During the spring 2017 exhibition of PHOTO/SYNTHESIS, photographer Will Wilson offered the FJJMA a unique opportunity to purchase the suite of images that were created for our project and curated with the participating Oklahoma tribes. Wilson’s offer was the generous culmination of four years of building a relationship with the FJJMA staff to develop and implement the major exhibition and associated programming. With the support of the Museum Association, the FJJMA has acquired the tribal suite for our museum’s permanent collection. We are very happy these photographs will continue to call Oklahoma home. The tribal suite includes all 33 photographs that were printed at the original tintype size of 8 x 10 inches. The images are a valuable addition to our Native American art collection. Photography by Native artists has been under-represented in the scope of the FJJMA collection and the addition of these images is substantial and helps us meet an acquisitions priority already identified by the curatorial staff. Wilson’s project was created in collaboration with the Oklahoma tribal community and reflects relationships that continue to be nurtured by the FJJMA to further develop exhibition potential for the collection. Moreover, the active engagement by the tribal leaders in the creation of images that represent their communities is an important shift in both the dynamics of how Native people have been historically represented and an empowering context for what potential exists as these images are shown. Several of the tribes have expressed to the curatorial staff an interest in working with these images in some capacity. As the FJJMA continues to be a national leader for the exhibition of Native American art, we will work closely with the tribes to support their local exhibition interests, when possible. It is encouraging to see the Museum Association supporting such work through the continued growth of the collection.

Above: Will Wilson (U.S., Navajo; b. 1969) Melanie Harader, Citizen of Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Worked for tribe for 21 years, Tribal Council Member, Bear Clan, Burgess and Pettit Family, raised on and near Pettit Allotment at Black Bear [detail], 2016; Archival pigment print from wet plate collodion scan, 8 x 10 in.; Purchased with funds from the Museum Association, 2017

Below: Will Wilson (U.S., Navajo; b. 1969) Billy Joe Bigheart, Citizen of Osage Nation and affiliated Cherokee, Great-Grandson of John WahSheWahHah Bigheart, Nekahstahska [detail] (2016); Archival pigment print from wet plate collodion scan, 8 x 10 in.; Purchased with funds from the Museum Association, 2017


Supporters FJJMA Board of Visitors Robert Beall Max N. Berry David L. Boren Sandra Saxon Brice Robert Clements Carolyn Cox Molly Crawley Fred J. Hall Kirk Hall Janell Helmerich John H. Kennedy, Jr. Ruth Newman Nancy Records LaVona Rushton

Mary Jane Rutherford Elizabeth Pierson Sainty Ellen Sandor Dee Dee Stuart Suzi Sugarman Max Weitzenhoffer Wanda Westheimer

Ex Officio: Melissa Nuzum Mark White

Director’s Circle Roy & Amy Bankhead Berrien & Gail Moore

Matthew Sena Jon & Kim Shirley

Benefactors Denny & Dixie Bartell John & Virginia Groendyke Richard Mallinson

Patrick Moynihan Ed O’Rear* Mary Jane Rutherford

Patrons Brad* & Liz Benson Neal & Lora Buck Mary Calvey Jorge Charneco* & Stacey Spivey


Karen Dye Dale Fitz Claren Kidd Todd & Melissa Scaramucci

Linda Anderson Van & Pat Barber Jim & Darlene Brown Lee Ann Ledbetter Burgess Marty & Tammy* Cain Lea Rosson DeLong Claude & Helen Duchon Douglas Shaw Elder Don & Judy Garrett

Frank & Bette Jo Hill Bill & Jill* Hughes Wally Huskonen* & Marcia Buchanan Sarah Iselin Thomas & Lisa* John Joe & Susan Kopta David & Renee Light Emma Maggard D.J. & Melissa* Nuzum

Dirk & Stephanie O’Hara Charles & Karen Powell Michael* & Jim* Pullen Rose Sharp Jeremy* & Tessa Short Dwight & Mary Strickland James & Regina Turrentine

Marshal & Melissa Gimpel Susan Gonzalez Rob Griswold & Ellen Wisdom Julie Hall Martin & Kathleen Hallren Suzanne Harrell Doane & Julie Harrison Joanne Hendrick Marjorie Henry Doris Hinson Vandon & Candace Hottle Ken & Adele Hoving Ron & Mary Jane Hulin William Kern & Kathleen Duncan Lou Kerr Joshua & Julianna Kershen Michael Lerner & Madeleine Cunningham Gerald & Jeanette Lister Alan Livingston Kenneth MacDonnell Michael Markham & Kristi Isacksen Geraldine Mayes Mike & Christina McCurtain Bill & Terry McNichols Bill & Peggy Megginson T. H. & Kathleen Milby David Miller & Barbara Neas Keith & Linda Miller Diane Moershel Dana Morrow Jack & Patricia Murray Leon & Marcene Nelson Wanda O'Neil John Perry Bob & Karen Petry

Edna Pollis Mike & Cindy Pullin Robert & Connie Reilly Barbara Reynolds Donna Richardson Ted & Marilyn Roberts Carl & Deborah Rubenstein Ted & Kay Sandridge LaVon Scanlan Francis & Phoebe Schmitz Randy & Nancy Sengel John & Mary Seward Robert & Emma Shalhope Mary Sherman John & Janice Short Jerry Snow Jimi Sparlin Billie Spector Debra Staley Jona Steed Judith Steelman Chris & Lisa Steves Mike Sugg & Sandy Kinney David & Mary Swafford David & Shannon Tan Debbie Taylor Chuck & Gina Thompson Patrick & Barbara Tunney Alvin & Carmelita Turner Joan Weil Larry Williams Diane J. Willis Hugh & Barbara Wilson Anne Workman Jim & Nancy Yoch

Associates Sharman Addy Bruce & Peggy Allen Kathy Anderson Merlaine Anderson Mervin & Eleanor Barnes Robert & Shelley Beall Paul & Terry Bell Caroline Blakey Lew & Ginger Blockcolski Joshua & Jessica Blyden Helen Bondurant Gary & Jenny Bonner Dan Brackett Fred & Meg Brady Carr Jon Bredeson Brigid Brink Jimmy & Mary Ann Burdett Ramon Busick Allen & Mary Carter David Chappell John & Leslie Cornwell Robert & Linda Crawford Shirley Crosby Bill & Joyce Cummins Robert & Mary Dauffenbach Mary Ellen Davenport Dave & Judy Egle Bob & Diana England Gloria Jean Fenn Gordon Flygare Doug Gaffin & Mariëlle Hoefnagels Hugh Gibson Rose Gideon Charles & Mary Carol Gilbert Paul & Ann Gilje Frank Gilson

*Denotes current Association Board members.

Family/Dual Andrew & Judy Ackerman Michael & Faye Angelotti Bill & Millie Audas Richard & Sandy Bell Ralph & Cathie Blodgett Leslie & Donna Brown Fredrick & Nancy Bucklin Jay & Sherri Cervi James & Claudia Chappel James & Dail Cobb John Covaleskie & Leah Nellis Michael & Sara Daves Ryan & Mary Doezema Henry Enterline & Anita Bednar John & Catherine Fagan Jim Fellers & Sue Phillips

David Fennema R.P. & Carmelita Garrison Stan & Mary Ann Gralla David Hambright & Pamela Genova Douglas Hill Thurston Holt Charles & Claudette Hooper Kimball & Wendy Humphrey Jerry & Charlene Jerman Ken & Dorothea Johnson Charles & Susan Jones Brian Kemp David & Sharyl Kinney Roy & Judy Knapp James & Daphne LaDue Kai & Anna Lau

Paul & Mary LeBlanc David & Lynne Levy James & Gloria Long James Lowe Andy & Carol Magid William & Edith Marsh-Matthews Donald & Patricia Mason Patrick & Florence McCann Dane McDowell Clark McKeever Patrick & Judith Mee H. M. & Melinda Moore Carolyn & David Morgan John & Julia Norlin Randy & Sheila Ott James & Barbara Peters

Evelyn Friedman Trent Gabert Michael Givel Raymond Gray Marjorie Greer Susan Greer Christine Gruszeczki Sarah Hall Beth Hammack Judy Henry Donna Hopper Lyle Hutchison Beverly Jones Charlotte Jones Sean Jones Johna Jupe Norman Kangun Tommy Karns Shirley Kendall Valerie Kimble Julie Klopfenstein Claud Klutts Marilyn Korhonen Victor Koshkin-Youritzin Doris Kupfer Judith Lane Denise Leary Mariana Lehman Vincent Leitch Diane Lewis Charles Little William Lowry Margaret Luza

Lesha Maag* Steven Magee Linda McClintock Robert McDonald Robert McKee Paulo Moreira Ricardo Morrison David Moxley Renee Mungle Juneanne Murphy Sonia Newman Marilyn Ogilvie Barbara Ozinga Allison Palmer Katie Parker Stephanie PeĂąa Beth Pepper Nicole Poole* Thomas Pratt Edie Ragland Anita Ray Caroline Reynolds Lee Reynolds Mac Reynolds Carol Roberts Lindsay Robertson Rosemary Root Leonard Rubin Pamela Sharp Rachel Shortt* Christopher Sohl Carol Sokatch Amy Sommer

E. Cheryl Ponder Elisabeth Radtke Christopher Ramseyer & Karen Barker Becky Rickard Bill Riggan & Katie Pursley Gene & Jo Ann Sharp Steven & Riki Snyder Pete & Pat Stamper Abe Stanley & Susan Sasso Ken & Barbara Starling

Craig Stinson & Krista Jones David & Emily Stratton Neil Suneson & Judith Reynolds James & Patricia Thompson Donna Vogel Letty Watt Charles & Lyntha Wesner Linda York

Individuals Barbara Alvis Joan Atterbury Lori Bacigalupi Bill Baker Judy Barnett Sydona Baroff Loretta Bass Steve Belev Elyse Bogart Shelagh Bowman-Edmundson Mary Bowring Barry Brown Betty Brown Ross Brown Pamela Cadamy Julie Collins James Cottrell Herman Curiel Suanne Daves James Davis Kathryn Dean Florence Deighton Glenn Downs Jacklyn Dugger Janet Dulin Anne Dunn Luceen Dunn David Durica Jamie Earles Anna Eischen Carole Eliason Jonathan Forman Patsy Fowler

Please note: these names reflect members between Mar. 1, 2016 and Mar. 31, 2017.

Carol Soule Herbert Spencer Sylvia Starr Sally Stites Melissa Stockdale Ann Swank Kenneth Taylor Gary Tesch Marty Thompson Haven Tobias Karen Weddle Dick Wells Laurie Williams Mary Williams Rebecca Wilson Barbara Wymore Rachel Zelby Dusan Zrnic



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Closed Monday and university holidays. Muse - The Museum Store Located just within the front doors of the museum is a wonderful store that houses a vast array of gift items for any or no occasion! We invite you to visit the store during the museum’s regular operating hours or call (405) 325-5017. Support the Museum Be a patron of the arts! Museum members enjoy admission to exclusive events, a 20 percent discount at Muse, as well as discounts on other special programs, trips, and more. For more information, visit or call (405) 325-2297. Accommodations/Equal Opportunity For accommodations, please call Visitor Services at (405) 325-4938. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art The University of Oklahoma 555 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73019-3003 (405) 325-4938 | @fjjma


The museum now offers expanded complimentary parking during normal museum operating hours, Tuesday through Friday, WITH A VISITOR PERMIT. Permits are not required on weekends. Please visit the museum website or call (405) 325-4938 for more information before parking at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. This publication, printed by University of Oklahoma Printing Services, is issued by the University of Oklahoma. 600 copies of this newsletter have been printed at no cost to the taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma.


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“VISITOR VOICES” October 2016

“The price was great! Free with a donation bucket if you are feeling rich enough when you walk in. Like all art museums some of the works leave you in wonder and others leave you wondering. Displays and presentation very well done. Of course staff will be watching you in some rooms since the Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin are out in the open. I highly recommend it.” – Gary M from Bradenton, Florida

December 2016

"OU should be especially proud to have this jewel of a museum on its campus. Free admission (voluntary donation as you leave if you wish) makes this unusually nice. Beautiful building adds to the art on display. Changing exhibits are also fun to catch. I made this trip especially to see the Ballet Russe exhibit. There's enough to keep even the children interested so don't miss this hidden treasure.” – PhDNana from Shawnee, OK

February 2017

“Love this museum. Every time I am in Norman I try to stop in to check out the exhibits. If you love Native American art this is a must stop. I was floored by how top notch the exhibits were. Easy to park and its free!” – KICKAPOORX from Oklahoma

Newsletter Fall 2017