Art in the Gardens
January 16 — March 1, 2017
Oklahoma: All That Southwest Jazz Exhibit
January 16 – March 1, 2017
South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
A photographic exhibit featuring Oklahoma legends instrumental in creating the music form that was to become known as “jazz” is being featured at the Myriad Gardens from January 16 – March 1, 2017. This exhibit tours as part of the Oklahoma Museums Association’s touring exhibition service and was produced by the Oklahoma Arts Council. The exhibit uses narrative text and historic photographs to trace Oklahoma blues lineage from Count Basie, who began his climb to stardom from Oklahoma City’s “Blue Devils,” to Yale native Chet Baker’s contribution to the art form. Among legendary jazzmen who staged their early careers in Oklahoma are Jimmy Rushing, Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Earl Bostic, and more.
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn. Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden.
Story Teller Chair
Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.
Gold Fish Sculpture
Located on the east side of the Crystal Bridge.
Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment. You can find this sculpture on the north west corner of the Gardens.
“Roots” by Don Narcomey
Roots was purchased as a permanent sculpture in the Myriad Gardens to commemorate the 25th anniversary.