The realm of the real.
Opens Thursday, Jan. 24
Once upon a time artists despaired over the images captured by cameras. A permanent and realistic mirror image, photography soon found its own place in the creative world while portraiture and painting discovered another vision. The twain met in a bold way in the mid-20th century with the photorealism movement. Artists painted super real images from photographs to the delight of the curious beholder in all of its superb detail. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, exhibits the work of Robert Bechtle, Richard Estes, Don Eddy, Ralph Goings and many others from Jan. 24-April 21. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, excepting Thursday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) and Sunday (noon-5 p.m.). Visit www.okcmoa.com for a schedule of events related to this exhibit throughout its run.