Centering Modernism: J. Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art
September 25, 2018 – January 19, 2019
This exhibition recovers the artistry of Jesse Jay McVicker (1911-2004), a mid-twentieth-century painter, printmaker, and sculptor on faculty at Oklahoma State University. Over six decades, McVicker exhibited internationally, creating work in a wide range of modernist styles. But as New York and Los Angeles increasingly claimed the avant-garde in the 1950s and 1960s, McVicker — and many of his colleagues — all but disappeared from history. Centering Modernism fills this gap in reintroducing McVicker's contributions to international modernism.
Dr. Louise Siddons, OSU Associate Professor of Art History
- 07.19.2018 - Book Signing by Dr. Louise Siddons at Bliss Books & Bindery
- 07.26.2018 - Oklahoma Modern Artists Panel Discussion
- 07.27.2018 - Opening Reception
- 08.01.2018 - Show & Tell: Did you know J. Jay McVicker or have artwork by him? Come
share your memories with the curator and museum visitors.
Guest Curator Dr. Louise Siddons
- Press & Publications
FLYER | Centering Modernism
This project was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Malinda and Dick Fischer, Mary Ann and Ken Fergeson, the OSU Museum of Art Advocates, the Raymond & Bessie Kravis Foundation, and the OSU Museum of Art Founding Patrons and Charter Members.