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March 29, 2014

Fred Jones hosting art trip

NORMAN — The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association will sponsor a one-day bus trip to the Wichita Art Museum and Ulrich Museum of Art’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection on the Wichita State University campus. The April 26 trip is open to Museum Association members and the public.

The Wichita Art Museum features renowned American art, including three Thomas Eakins paintings, four Edward Hopper paintings, 31 Arthur Dove works and a set of pendant paintings by John Singleton Copley, along with Steuben glass and a collection of American Impressionists, including Mary Cassatt. The Ulrich Museum of Art’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection consists of 76 pieces featuring works by Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Fernando Botero, Scott Burton, Claus Oldenburg, Robert Indiana, Luis Jiménez and Jesús Morales.

The tour will leave from Norman 8 a.m. Coffee, pastries, bagels and snacks will be provided on the bus. Rest stops are scheduled on the way to Wichita and on the return trip. Lunch is included in the cost of the tour and will be provided at Muse Café in the Wichita Art Museum. Trip participants will have from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the museum’s collections before departing to the Ulrich Museum of Art for the outdoor sculpture collection. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s Eugene B. Adkins Curator and Senior Curator of Collections Mark White will lead the tour through the sculpture collection.

The cost of the trip is $110 for members or $150 for not-yet members. The deadline for reservations is April 18. Seating is limited; reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information about the trip can be found on the membership section of the FJJMA website at ou.edu/fjjma. Additional information and accommodations on the basis of disability are available by emailing Julian at chelseajulian@ou.edu or by calling 325-2297.

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