The Art of Golf
Oklahoma City Museum of Art opens a special exhibit looking at the history of the sport.
Any golfer will tell you the game is a true art form. The Oklahoma City Museum of Modern Art thinks so, too, but approaches the assertion through a collection of art that includes works from Norman Rockwell, Charles Lees, Andy Warhol and Rembrandt. The Art of Golf was organized by the High Museum of Art and the National Galleries of Scotland to explore the sport beginning with images of early Dutch landscapes and subjects. The Art of Golf runs July 19-Oct. 7. Each of the 90-something works of art in this diverse collection illuminate on golf’s history and culture. The prime example is Charles Lees’ The Golfers (1847), which portrays a match on the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, the birthplace of the game we have today. Lees’ work is the centerpiece of a collection of fine pieces, sketches, aerial photos of courses, antique equipment and early clothing. For more, go to www.okcmoa.com