Museums Engaging the Military Virtual Program on June 22


Posted by OMA on 05/11/2020

Museums Engaging the Military Virtual Program on June 22

Has your museum considered developing a military exhibit or implementing programming for military personnel? Then Museums Engaging the Military is for you. Three museums will present case studies and how they can be replicated to help expand access to the arts for military personnel and their families in museums throughout Oklahoma. This program is offered for free, but registration is required.

Museums Engaging the Military virtual program will be held on June 22 from 10:00am-11:30am CDT. There is no cost to register, but registration is required to receive virtual program access. The deadline to register is June 17. Register online here.

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art will discuss their exhibition and programming for A Tribute to America’s Combat Artists and Fighting Forces: Art from the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. The artwork in the exhibition was created by military artists and some civilians, and all had military subjects, depicting wartime and peacetime activities.

Oklahoma History Center will discuss their exhibition and programming for Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam. The exhibit explored the impact of the war on Oklahoma families, as told through the stories of the young men and women who served their country in the armed services and the immigrant families who fled Vietnam and came to Oklahoma seeking freedom and opportunity.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will discuss their VA Hospital Outreach Initiative. This initiative is a partnership with the Recreation Therapy Department at the Oklahoma City VA Hospital’s out-patient program, consisting of monthly visits to the hospital and quarterly visits to the museum.

This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Oklahoma History Center, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Oklahoma Museums Association programs and services are made possible with assistance from The Anne & Henry Zarrow FoundationOklahoma Today, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of ArtNational Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumSmith Carney & Company P.C., Quail Creek Bank, The Springer Company, Grady County Historical Society, Daystar Foundation and Library, Inc., Dane & Lynn Pollei, Collections Research for Museums, West Oklahoma City Rotary Club, Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art, Osage Nation Museum, Oologah Historical Society and the following:

Oklahoma Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Oklahoma Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities
Oklahoma Humanities H.O.P.E. Grantee