SHAWNEE – The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s summer exhibit, On the Road Again: Art and Objects of Travel is open through September 2. The exhibit features different modes of travel such as a model of an Inuit kayak, paintings of people riding horses, drawings of cars, as well as paintings and etchings of ships. In addition, there are objects that you might take with you when you travel such as Inuit sunglasses and boots, or an African headrest. The artwork and objects are from all around the world and date from the seventeenth century to modern day.
This exhibit also features a fun, interactive area for the whole family where kids can create their own sea monster out of felt or go on a treasure hunt through the galleries for a share of the pirate treasure.
“Since many families travel during the summer, I thought it would be fun to highlight some pieces in our collection that deal with travel,” said Delaynna Trim, MGMoA Curator of Collections. She added, “My favorite pieces are the maps from the 1600s that feature fantastic sea monsters.”
The MGMoA is offering free admission through the end of August thanks to the generous donations of the Avedis Foundation, BancFirst, Ad Astra Foundation, and St. Gregory's Abbey.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on St. Gregory’s campus, 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. Visit www.mgmoa.org for more information.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Avedis Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, ArtWorks, Allied Arts, and the Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wissinger Memorial Fund. For accommodations on the basis of disability or more information on this exhibit, call the museum at (405) 878-5300.