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November 24, 2012

Lecture examines modern style in Native American art

NORMAN — The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is a decidedly modern one. Two exhibitions from the collection, which opened in September, already have drawn thousands of visitors to the museum on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.

Visitors are invited to attend a complimentary guest lecture at the museum 4 p.m. Nov. 29, by W. Jackson Rushing III, the Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art at the OU School of Art and Art History.

Rushing’s lecture, Making Modern: Selected Paintings, Drawings and Prints from the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection, will examine selected works of art that embody and illustrate, in a variety of ways, the modern nature of the art in the collection. This event was rescheduled to Nov. 29 from the original Sept. 27 date.

OU President David L. Boren announced in March 2010 that the university had received one of the most important private collections of Native American art in the country. The gift came to OU from the private collection of James T. Bialac of Arizona. The multimillion-dollar collection of more than 4,000 works represents indigenous cultures across North America, especially the Pueblos of the Southwest, theNavajo, the Hopi, many of the tribes of the Northern and Southern Plains and the Southeastern tribes.

The museum opened two exhibitions Sept. 22: The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection: Selected Works and Indigenous Aesthetics: Selections from the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection. Both exhibitions are on display through Dec. 30.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located in the OU Arts District on the corner of Elm Avenue and Boyd Street, at 555 Elm Ave., on the OU Norman campus. 

Admission to the museum is free to all OU students with a current student ID and all museum association members, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children 6 to 17years of age, $2 for OU faculty/staff and free for military veterans with proof and children 5 and under. The museum is closed on Mondays and admission is free on Tuesdays. The museum’s website is www.ou.edu/fjjma. Information and accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling 325-4938.

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