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Family Junie B in Jingle Bells Batman Smells Thru Dec. 18 Oklahoma Children’s Theatre brings back the hilarious story of girl who knows everything except what to give her nemesis/Secret Santa recipient for Christmas.

Scuba Santa Claus

Dec. 1-24 Watch as Santa takes a dip among the coral reef of Oklahoma Aquarium among the nice and naughty creatures. www.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec. 6-15 Those mischievous Herdman kids are back to learn the lessons of Christmas all over again with Clark Youth Theatre at Henthorne Performing Arts Center. www.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Dec. 13-15 Theatre Tulsa’s Broadway Bootcamp for youth stages Disney’s fun adaptation of the old Arabian Nights tale of a young thief and a magic lamp at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Christmas Ball Featuring Michael Martin Murphey On a chilled December night each year, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum becomes that cozy home on the range for Western song, spurjangling dance and holiday warmth. The 19th Cowboy Christmas Ball welcomes back favorite country singer Michael Martin Murphey to welcome in the holiday spirit with songs inspired as well as those to get your boots scooting across the floor. The ball, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, has become a tradition in Oklahoma City with old-fashioned western flavor hearkening from the décor and fine art surroundings to the buffet dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $60 (museum members) to $75. Children can attend for $25, which makes the annual Christmas ball a family favorite with plenty for kids, including a visit from Santa. Dress western to get into the spirit of a night that you’ll always remember. The museum is located at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. For more, visit www.

Second Saturdays Ongoing Families enjoy the Philbrook Museum of Art and participate in art activities for free on the second Saturday of every month. www. Tiny Tuesdays and Drop-in Art

Ongoing Guest artists at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Education Center help families with young children create together and understand the museum artworks the third Tuesday of each month through May. Drop-in Art is open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

Art The Sexuality Spectrum December-March 2014 The work of more than 50 international artists show an exploration of social and religious attitudes toward sexuality and the LGBT community’s influence on the Jewish and larger world at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Small Works, Great Wonders

Thru Dec. 1 Prix de West artists and others are invited to show work for display and sale at this special event and fundraiser at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Exhibit remains up through Dec. 1.

Future Earth Thru Dec. 2 The work of New Mexico pottery artists Susan Folwell and Jody Naranjo of Santa Clara Pueblo grab attention at Lovetts Gallery. www.

Arvest Winterfest

Santa’s Adventures on the Oklahoma River Thru Jan. 4 Watch Santa zipline while the family

takes part in the all the attractions at Chesapeake Boathouse and river adventures attractions, including mechanical surfing, rock climbing wall, inflatable bounce, kayaking and Rudolph’s Launch extreme air jumper.

Art Adventures Ongoing Children 3-5 experience art every Tuesday morning at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, with special guests. Go online for schedules and other information.


Cowboy Artists of America 48th Annual Exhibition & Sale Thru Jan. 5 The Na-

tional Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum brings the vanguard of Western art revival to its halls with work across a variety of media painting, drawing, sculpture.

Traditional Cowboy Arts Association Exhibition & Sale Thru Jan. 5 The National

Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum holds its 15th annual exhibit and sale of stunning artisan creations in everything from saddles and spurs to belts and jewelry.

This Land: Picturing a Changing America in the 1930s and 1940s Thru Jan. 6 Some 45 works from a critical decade in American history showing the imagery of the Great Depression era of social and environmental change is on exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier

memorable holiday images at the William F. Laman Public Library, North Little Rock, Ark.

Chuck Close: Works on Paper Dec. 13-Feb. 16 Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents work of the painter and photographer best known for his pieces in photorealism. Come on Down

Dec. 13-April 13 Oklahoma City Museum of Art organizes and presents artist Lisa Hoke, who will create a contemporary art installation and mural at the museum using everyday materials. www.

Ana Maria Hernando: The Illuminated Garden Thru Dec. 20 Paintings, drawings and prints

flesh out this exhibit of plant and insect images derived from Hernando’s Spanish background at Oklahoma Contemporary.

Invisible Eve Thru Dec. 22 The images of photographer Yousef Khanfar invite viewers to see into the lives of incarcerated women on their way to rehabilitation in a series of stark portraits on exhibit at 108 Contemporary.

Lewis & Clark: Corps of Discovery

Thru Dec. 29 The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman has the 1956 Picasso masterpiece from 1956 on loan from the St. Louis Art Museum and on exhibit.

The Best of Edison Prep

Thru Dec. 29 Woolaroc Museum presents a body of work inspired by the explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark across the American continent for this art exhibit and sale of paintings and bronze sculptures by contemporary Western artists.

Four Elements

A Fresh Take: William S. and Ann Atherton Art of the American West Gallery Thru Dec. 31 Art work by Charles M. Russell,


Jan. 5 An exhibit on how the Organization of American States advanced modern art in Latin America goes up at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman. www.

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays Thru Dec. 9 Exhibition of the artist’s most

AHCT Member Organization Expo Dec. 6 The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa showcases the work and performance of its member organizations in everything from theater and music to dance and fine art at the Hardesty Arts Center.

Dec. 6-21 The four elements are the inspiration of this group show of work in clay, fiber, metal and wood at Living Arts of Tulsa.

Libertad de Expresión: The Art of the Americas and Cold War Politics Thru

Dec. 7-31 Lovetts Gallery presents vivid works by Jeff Ham (painting), Benjamin Cobb (glass) and Erika Pochybova (multimedia) with an artist reception and demonstrations on opening day.

Pablo Picasso’s Woman in the Studio

Dec. 6-21 Tulsa Artists’ Coalitions presents Exceptional Art by Edison Art Students, a juried show of work by students at the Tulsa schools, in the TAC Gallery.

Thru Jan. 4 The startling sculpture pieces in this solo exhibition by the Dallas artist invite questions of the human form at Artspace at Untitled.


2014 Holiday Small Works

Dec. 5-January M.A. Doran features small works by gallery artists in paintings, sculptures, American craft (including holiday ornaments).

ern Heritage Museum.

James Sullivan

Frederic Remington and Charles Schreyvogel, among others, are newly reinstalled in the National Cowboy & West-

Dark Light Thru Jan. 12 “The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse” offers viewers a look at one of the most innovative forces in Native American pottery today. This look at works by the Navajo artist opens at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. www. Games People Play

Thru Jan. 12 “Sports and Competition in Native American Art” is the subtitle of this event featuring images of stickball and other amusements that also taught responsibilities like hunting and warfare.

Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook’s 75th Anniversary Thru Jan. 26 Philbrook Museum of Art commemorates its beginnings in 1938 with a special exhibition containing pieces newly donated to the permanent collection by such artists as Willem de Koonig, Edward Ruscha, Milton Avery and Andrew Wyeth.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Warriors Thru Feb. 2 Gilcrease Museum exhibits “Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier” showing the performers who traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1898 in a series of compelling portraits taken in her New York City studio on Fifth Avenue. Alexander Calder: La Memoire Elementaire Thru Feb. 2 The Sherwin Miller Mu-

seum of Jewish Art exhibits lithographs by Calder, an artists best known for his sculpture and mobiles. www.

The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection Thru Feb. 3 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art brings the treasured collection of art work donated by artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband Alfred Stieglitz to its halls in Bentonville, Ark.

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