When I read the description of the Halo Amok exhibit at the OKC Museum of Art, I thought, “Puppets? Hmm…that’s nice.” I expected small puppets mounted on the wall. Clearly, I had not read the press release closely enough. As we neared the gallery, I realized how mistaken I had been. These puppets, created by artist Wayne White, were large enough that three of them filled the entire gallery. Giant representations of a rodeo bull rider, a bronc rider and a calf roper created from wood, cardboard, glue, Styrofoam, mechanical parts, and paint hung suspended from the ceiling. The puppets are visually stunning and incredible to look at. Visitors to the gallery can take turns bringing them to life through pulling on their strings or turning the bicycle wheels.
My children really enjoyed this exhibit as did my husband and I. The sheer magnitude of the puppets as you enter the gallery is breathtaking and my kids love exhibits that are interactive.
Make sure to check out this exhibit before it ends on October 6th. It is well worth the trip!
If you would like to make the most out of a trip to the museum with young children, try visiting the museum on a Saturday afternoon for Drop-In Art from 1-4pm. Families can create works of art inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and special occasions before or after checking out the galleries. This program is FREE with museum admission. Join guest artists on September 28th for “Still life Drawings” or October 5th for “Funny Faces”.
How to Save:
Receive one FREE child’s general museum admission (up to age 12) with a paid adult general museum admission with MetroFamily’s Exclusive Kids Pass Coupon! (good for up to 4 people) Download it here.