21c Museum Hotel celebrates one year in OKC with new exhibit OFF-SPRING: New Generations – Oklahoma News

21c Museum Hotel celebrates one year in OKC with new exhibit OFF-SPRING: New Generations – Oklahoma News

“The Dream” by Frances Goodman (provided)

A trip to see the new exhibition at Film Row’s 21c Museum Hotel might prompt a return visit in the not-too-distant future. It is nearly impossible to adequately take in every aspect within a one-hour viewing session.

OFF-SPRING: New Generations made its Oklahoma City debut June 1. The comprehensive multimedia exhibit includes work from more than 40 artists from more than a dozen countries. Works occupy the entirety of the museum hotel’s 14,000-square-foot gallery space.

The exhibition is on display through March 2018 at 21c, 900 W. Main St. Guest speakers and other events are scheduled to occur throughout its run in OKC.

The museum portion of the hotel is always free and open to the public with guided tours at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The first-floor gallery is open 24 hours a day.

OFF-SPRING is a traveling exhibit that has grown and morphed over time. Alice Gray Stites, chief curator and museum director at 21c, said the show’s overall message has refined and emboldened itself as various works have been added.

Different types of rituals come into play throughout OFF-SPRING. The works explore cultural and religious customs and the complexity of the ties that bind. It also shows how those customs and connections are forever changing, especially in the internet era.

“The show is very much about exploring the nature of familiar ritual plus the communal rights that happen in sacred spaces,” Stites said.

Alice Gray Stites (Garett Fisbeck)

Alice Gray Stites (Garett Fisbeck)

Being connected

A closer look at some of OFF-SPRING’s individual works further clarifies the theme.

The first thing most guests will…

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