It’s the final week for two different art exhibits, so I’m featuring both of them. At the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is the Weapons and Warriors: The Art of Armaments exhibit that runs until August 15, 2010. Thanks to some donations, the museum is waiving the admission fees for the exhibit.
Weapons and Warriors exhibition includes arms and armor from several different cultures and time periods including 16th century Japanese armor, African swords and spears, and a medieval crossbow. This exhibition also includes a segment on World War I featuring a WWI French machine gun and two portraits of Choctaw code talkers that Fr. Gerrer painted.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
In Oklahoma City we have the Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design organized by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I went and saw this last Thursday and it’s worth checking out. Sketch to Screen explores the vital artistic contribution of costume design throughout the history of the American motion picture industry. It consists of more than 85 original garments and accessories worn in films by some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Charlton Heston and John Wayne. Film costumes worn by contemporary stars George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Russell Crowe, Kate Winslet, Robert DeNiro, Renee Zellweger and Johnny Depp are also represented in the exhibit.
Hours and admission fees can be found here on their web site. This exhibit also ends on August 15.