Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s star attraction is its Chihuly collection, which includes a 2,100-piece, 55-foot tower and nearly 3,000 other pieces by the internationally-famous Seattle glass artist. American, European, modern and contemporary art are among the museum’s other treasures. The collection of post-war and contemporary works includes creations by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Robert Indiana and Frank Stella.
The building incorporated a local treasure, one of the city’s vintage theaters. A beautiful Art Deco staircase was preserved, and the space, the Sam Roberts Noble Theater, now hosts independent, international and classic films. You can’t miss the beautiful Chihuly chandelier above the staircase.
The museum is open late on Thursday evenings and guests can enjoy music (live in summer, occasionally the rest of the year, interspersed with house music) and libations on the rooftop. Call the museum around 3 p.m. if the weather looks iffy.
The Museum Cafe is one of Oklahoma City’s outstanding eateries.