Traveling Exhibits


The Oklahoma Museums Association travels three art exhibits which are made possible with support from the Oklahoma Arts Council. Museums, libraries, colleges and banks in urban and rural settings across Oklahoma use the exhibits to build community spirit and enhance local festivals, celebrations and events.

Exhibits traveled by OMA are scheduled by the calendar month. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance. Rental rates are as follows:

  • Nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma pay a rental fee of $125 per month plus round-trip shipping within the state of Oklahoma.
  • For-profit organizations in Oklahoma pay a rental fee of $250 per month plus round-trip shipping within the state of Oklahoma.

Contact Stacy O'Daniel or call 405.424.7757 for availability.

American Indian Realism

American Indian RealismDrawn from the Photographic Archives of the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma, this exhibition features modern prints from vintage glass plate negatives. The photographs reflect the dignity maintained by Native Americans in spite of upheaval caused by the relocation of tribes. Photographers focused on people who still wore traditional dress and lived in traditional homes as a means of documenting a lifestyle that was being irrevocably altered. The exhibit includes 30 large framed, wall-hanging photographs and brochures.Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council

Space Requirements: Approx. 150' of wall space
Format: 30 framed, wall-hanging photographs and one title panel
Supplements: None

As We See It: The Murrah Memorial Fence

As We See It: The Murrah Memorial FencePhotographs of the mementos left at the site of the Alfred P. Murrah Building following the 1995 bombing reveal the public's expression of sorrow and pride for the 168 victims, their families, the survivors and those who assisted in the rescue effort. Attached to a chain link fence originally intended to keep people out of the bombing site, these mementos are collectively called "the Fence." Included in this wall-hanging exhibit is a series of text panels that explore the photographs and the bombing in the words of the photographers. A section of the Fence remains as part of the people's memorial and As We See It is a personal segue to the more formalized and permanent memorial park and depicts only a small portion of the mementos left on the Fence.Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council

Space Requirements: Approx. 150' of wall space
Format: 31 framed, wall-hanging photographs and 8 text panels
Supplements: None

Oklahoma: All That Southwest Jazz

Oklahoma: All That Southwest JazzThis is a photographic exhibit featuring Oklahoma legends instrumental in creating the music form that was to become known as "jazz." Narrative text and historic photographs trace Oklahoma blues lineage from Count Basie, who began his climb to stardom from Oklahoma City's "Blue Devils," to Yale native Chet Baker's contribution to the art form. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Space Requirements: Approx. 120' of wall space
Format: 25 framed, wall-hanging photographs
Supplements: None