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Family Day at University of Oklahoma's art museum centers on art of Ed Ruscha

A Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will feature efforts by the museum to acquire a painting by Oklahoma-born artist Ed Ruscha.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 9, 2013
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— Live music, dance performances and hands-on art activities are all part of a celebration scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave.

Family Day, a bimonthly series at the museum, will spotlight fundraising efforts to acquire a painting by Oklahoma-born artist Ed Ruscha for the museum's permanent collection.

Students from the University of Oklahoma's School of Music and the School of Dance have created an original composition and choreography inspired by Ruscha's painting “No Man's Land.” Performances of each will begin at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Hands-on art activities for all ages will include drawings, airbrush paintings and postcards inspired by Ruscha.

“We are very excited to offer visitors so many ways to experience the art of Ed Ruscha and promote the importance of contemporary art in Oklahoma,” said Ghislain d'Humieres, museum director.

Last fall, the museum began raising funds to acquire “No Man's Land,” a large work painted by Ruscha in 1990.

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