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301 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Crystal Bridge: Ticket Required
Open daily, 9am-5pm;
Sunday, 11am-5pm
Outdoor Grounds: Open daily 6am-11pm

Visit the Crystal Bridge Art Gallery & Lobby

Discover a stunning collection of art from local Oklahoma talented artists at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Crystal Bridge Art Gallery. Stroll through this free gallery, open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm, and be inspired by the array of works available for purchase. 

Wings & Wildflowers: An Oklahoma Pollinators Art Exhibit

May 31-August 8

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is presenting the first-ever art exhibit dedicated to Oklahoma pollinators featuring 17 local artists. Wings & Wildflowers: A Celebration of Native Pollinators runs May 31-August 8 in the Crystal Bridge Art Gallery and will be hung on banners around the exterior grounds of Myriad Gardens and Scissortail Park. These works of art celebrate Oklahoma’s native pollinators. Each local Oklahoma artist created one native pollinator and one of the flowers they pollinate. This exhibit hopes to highlight the vital importance of pollinator populations and to bring awareness to the declining pollinator populations due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and introduced diseases.

Participating Artists Include:

Gina Alusi, Kyna Burnett, Paige Busick, Gray Carter, Jessica Harjo, Anitra Lavanhar, Cheryl Lay, Kaitlyn Lee, Darci Lenker, Nichole Montgomery, Amanda Reich, Deke Roberts, Lauren Rosenfelt, Keri Smith, Deborah St. John, Leslie Waugh Dallam and Amanda Zoey

Wings and Wildflowers

Breaking the Rules: Works of Art by Ike Bennet and Scott Gordon

August 9-September 18

Naïve art emerged as a style in that it went against the formal rules of art education and technique, especially not respecting the rules of perspective. The style, popularized by the French post-Impressionist artist Henri Rousseau, is characterized by its use of bright colors, simplified forms and shapes, and often a lack of perspective. Naive art does away with technique in favor of feeling, resulting in highly intuitive pieces.

“The word naive in this case is not designated in a pejorative way, rather it refers to the quality of creative honesty, unballasted from techniques and artifices established by the official education system, which can sometimes become so structured that it steals sincerity and “soul” to art.”

Ike Bennet

Macro Photography: Works of Art by Skeeter Arnold, Anitra Lavanhar and Clarence Long

September 20-November 12

Delightful Dahlia CL

Permanent Art

Cloud Portal

The Cloud Portal, made of aluminum, stands 15-18′ tall in the center of the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory. It represents upward growth of nature. Designed by architect Scott Murase, it will manufactured and installed by Pelco Products, located in Edmond.

It is funded in part by the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

Location

Inside the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory

Friendship 

“Friendship” Sculpture: Well-known Boston artist, Nancy Schön, has captured the true nature of friendship in this bronze sculpture of two prairie dogs on display in the Children’s Garden.

Location

Children’s Garden

Gateway

“Gateway” Sculpture: 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. 

Location

Northwest corner of the Gardens, at the corner of Hudson and Sheridan avenues.

Goldfish 

“Goldfish” Sculpture: This Texas Cream Limestone sculpture measuring approximately 18” x 4’ x 5’ 10” displayed on the lake level is a Fancy Tail Goldfish. This sculpture was created by Oklahoma City artist, Kendall Howerton.

Location

Lower level east lake side.

Philodendron Dome

By Laurie Spencer, artist, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Installed 1992 at the lower lake. 

Philodendron is a tropical American climbing plant that is widely grown as a greenhouse/indoor plant, which is fitting considering the dome is located by the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory. The dome contains many huge leaves, with vines and roots climbing among the curved metal pieces forming the dome. The leaves resemble a Philodendron plant, except in size. 

Location

Moved to the Children’s Garden after 2011 renovation. 

Story Teller Chair

“Storyteller’s Chair” Sculpture: Oklahoma City artist, Don Narcomey, created this Sculpture with bois d’ arc wood (Osage Orange), an extremely hard and decay-resistant wood used in the past for fence posts and bows to shoot arrows. It is a magical addition to storytime in the Children’s Garden.

Location: Children’s Garden Porch