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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

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World-class art for free

Large collection with an emphasis on Western and Native American art, but also has gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madeline H
Great university art museum

An interesting mix of ethnic and contemporary art. The stars are the paintings from the 1948... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large collection with an emphasis on Western and Native American art, but also has gorgeous furniture and decorative arts in a home-like setting, modern glassware and even a smattering of older European and world art. All this for free on the campus of the state...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Madeline H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting mix of ethnic and contemporary art. The stars are the paintings from the 1948 aborted American art show that was to travel the world and was brought down by political hysteria. Amazingly they were bought for 5 cents on the dollar since a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jfadds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The greeters at the museum entrance, staff in the gift shop, and gallery attendants were all helpful and friendly, and the physical space itself has a nice spacious feel--as someone who tends to get lost easily, I also found it easy to navigate using the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mknarro13
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The museum used to underemphasize its collection purchased from the U.S. State Department, which included great examples of early 20th century art, and to overemphasize its Weitenhoffer Collection, which consisted of sometimes second rate art by first rate Impressionists. The game changer is a entire...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

It passed my expectations, fantastic. Lots to see. Easy to flow through the museum. Thank you for letting us see all your masterpieces. Go and enjoy. We sure did

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Penny F
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The Weltzenhoffer collection at this museum is the crown jewel. It is the largest and most valuable ($50 million) collection of Impressionist art ever donated to a university. They have it on display exactly as the Weltzenhoffers did at their home. There are four or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum is worth a trip to Norman! The beautiful small Van Gogh portrait, alone is worth the visit. Wonderful display of a nice Impressionist collection. Also a strong American collection with some European and Western gems. I highly recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lance H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

A wide range of styles are presented in easy to view galleries. So there is something for everyone and every taste. The Weitzenhoffer collection is displayed in rooms that are made to look like drawing rooms, salons etc. As impressive as the paintings is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Famous pieces by VERY famous artists. You won't believe that it's all here in Norman. These are pieces that I would expect to see in New York. I have been back several times. 3 floors of amazing art and it's free.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dteacher3
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a beautiful gem on the OU campus. Admission is free,. We were told it is paid by the football program. The art collection is first class with an interesting variety. Our favorite was the impressionist paintings set in a gallery resembling a home...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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