Recent Acquisitions in Photography


Featuring photographs given in honor of the Museum’s 75th anniversary, Shared Lives, Distant Places highlights contemporary photographers who employ different photography styles—documentary, photojournalism, and street photography—to capture the global human experience, offering alternative ways of seeing and understanding the people, places, and events that shape the world in which we live. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of people, conflicts, and historical events around the world at various moments in time, and explores the working process of six contemporary photographers. The exhibition will feature works by renowned photographers Donna Ferrato, Peter Turnley, Kristin Capp, Alen MacWeeney, Gary Mark Smith, and Robert von Sternberg.

Shared Lives, Distant Places Members’ Preview
Friday, October 16 | 10 am-5 pm

Be among the first to experience Shared Lives, Distant Places with this exclusive preview opportunity! Plus, the first 100 members to visit this new exhibition beginning on Friday, October 16, will receive a free gift from the Museum Store. For members who are unable to visit the exhibition in-person, an exclusive virtual tour will be shared via email the week of the exhibition’s opening. This 30-minute recorded tour will provide members with an at-home introduction to the themes and photographers highlighted in Shared Lives, Distant Places.

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Shared Lives, Distant Places Virtual Programming

Those missing in-person art experiences are invited to engage through virtual events with the Museum this fall. The events below are the perfect complement to your next stroll through the galleries. Reserve a timed ticket to the Museum and enjoy one of the experiences below before or after to deepen your knowledge of the exhibition.Virtual Making MemoriesTuesday, Oct. 13, 10-11:00 a.m.Join a relaxed conversation inspired by the photographs in OKCMOA’s fall exhibition, Shared Lives, Distant Places. Participants must register by visiting and have Zoom downloaded on their chosen device to participate. A link to the private Zoom class will be sent via email to those registered. Registration is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on the day before the program. This is a free program for seniors with dementia and their caregivers. Weekly Facebook Live in the GalleriesMuseum staff will lead mini-tours every other week. Broadcast on Tuesdays, when OKCMOA is closed to the public, patrons can delve into this weekly program from safe distances. Speakers will include Museum staff from across departments and areas of experience. Visit OKCMOA on Facebook for more information. Virtual Spirits and SketchesCollaging Narrative  Thursday, Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.  Let’s take inspiration from this exhibition by incorporating photographs into our drawings. Join Manager of Family Programs and Accessibility Amanda Harmer for a relaxed virtual drawing and collaging session. No previous drawing experience necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Grab your cocktail or mocktail and draw together! $5 for Members/$8 for future Members  

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