News from Break O' Day Farm & Metcalfe Museum

"Few of us can escape the primeval sentence that we shall live by the sweat of our brows, but all of us, even though our lots be cast in scenes of isolation and hardship, where books and music and art are little known, and perhaps a common schooling not always to be had, may reach out for themselves and rise above the daily grind of household duty to seek for the beautiful and claim it for our own."

The Oklahoma Stockman about Augusta

The Augusta Metcalfe Summer Youth Art Camp will be held June 25-29, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM. Cost is $50 per student and all supplies will be provided. We accept ages 9-16 and any level of talent. Students will be instructed in several mediums. Snack and break will also be provided. To enroll your student, please call our office at (580)655-4467. Enrollment will be available until class is full. 

 

GUEST EXHIBITS

 

Spring 2018

Gregory McClure

Dacoma, Oklahoma

Sculpture

Mr. McClure is an art teacher in Alva, Oklahoma Schools. One of his students won "Best of Show" in the High School Division at the 2016 Augusta Metcalfe memorial Art Competition. 


Summer 2018

Donna Wright

Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Pastel & Acrylic


Fall 2018

Judy Icke

Crawford, Oklahoma

Stained Glass





 

In her time, Augusta Metcalfe was the creator of hundreds of pieces of art work of different mediums. The Metcalfe Museum is the owner of many of these pieces of work, however, many others own and cherish her art as well. We are fortunate those people are willing to allow the Metcalfe Museum to display these paintings. In order to allow the showing of the expanse collection of Augusta's work , the museum changes displays from Augusta seasonally.

 

The Metcalfe Museum also offers a variety of exhibits showcasing work from local artists. Our guest exhibits show the talents of many different types of work such as photography, basket weaving, lace making, fabric, pottery, various art mediums, and metal works. Special exhibits are also changed out seasonally to ensure our visitors wide variety of interest are displayed.

During the summer months, it tends to get very hot and humid down on the Washita River. Please be advised that seeing the inside of our compound buildings can vary day-to-day depending on the weather. There is no air conditioning in any of these buildings, and the safety of our guests and staff are of the upmost importance to us at the Metcalfe. You may call the museum before arriving to see if exploring the compound buildings is an option for that day. The compound itself and and the outside of the buildings will remain open for any weather. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

 

 The Metcalfe Museum Arts & Events Center is now available for a small fee to provide a venue for weddings, birthdays, showers, and family reunions. Full kitchen available. For more information, please contact the office at 
(580)655-4467.  We look forward to celebrating our new addition with our community and friends.