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Teachers, students gather outside Capitol to protest education funding

Three demonstrators hold signs in support of the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout on April 4. Attendees marched in solidarity for an increase in funding for public education.

Sam Brown

April 5, 2018

Teachers and students from across Oklahoma protested for more public education funding Wednesday outside the south end of the state capitol. The rally lasted approximately four and a half hours, but protestors were outside and inside the Capitol as early as 7:30 a.m. Many of them carried picket signs an...

Norman art museum crew aims for perfection

Kristi Wyatt, preparator and associate exhibition designer, and Christopher Mackie, assistant preparator, wrap a painting and prepare to place it in a cardboard container. The painting joined a collection of artwork that was sent to Dallas for conservation Monday.

Sam Brown

March 23, 2018

Brad Stevens gets asked what exactly his job is more often than he’d like. “When I tell people what I do, they’re like, ‘Well, what is that?’ So I always have to explain them what a preparator does.” They may only be three people, and they may do a job that not a lot of people think much...

Norman art museum to add to outdoor collection

 “LOVE”, a sculpture by pop artist William Obering, sits outside the University of Oklahoma’s Jacobson Hall. The sculpture is one of several across OU’s campus owned and upkept by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Sam Brown

March 8, 2018

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art plans to add a sculpture close to Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium later this year, adding to its outdoor collection. The statue, created by sculptor Tom Otterness, does not have an exact release date because it is still being cast and therefore has not yet been...

Norman art museum sends paintings south for preservation

Sam Brown

February 8, 2018

A team of preparators from Norman’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art sent a collection of paintings to Dallas for conservation on Monday afternoon. According to head preparator and exhibition designer Brad Stevens, the paintings were originally part of the museum’s collections and ranged across diff...

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