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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

Ruscha, who lived in Oklahoma City during his youth, has become one of America's foremost living artists. He has been credited by art critics and collectors as one of the most important living artists of the Pop art movement.

“No Man's Land” recalls the artist's youth in Oklahoma and his perceptions of the world outside of the state.

The work is being offered to the museum for purchase and is currently on loan and on display at the museum.

If acquired, “No Man's Land” will be the first major Ruscha work held in a public collection in Oklahoma.

In December, museum officials announced that an anonymous supporter of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art pledged to match up to $215,000 toward the purchase of the painting. This benefactor has extended the pledge to July 1.