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 Metcalfe Museum invites students age 9-14 to attend our annual Metcalfe Museum Youth Art Camp. This years camp will be held Monday June 26, 2017 to Friday June 30, 2017 at our new Arts & Events Center. Art Camp hours will be 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM each day. This year instructors will be teaching drawing technique skills, bobble head art, and crayon pastels. For more information, please contact the museum at (580) 655-4467. 

 

GUEST EXHIBITS

 

Spring & Summer

Gary Leddey of Leedey, Oklahoma


Gary has pieces ranging from sculpture to oil painting available for viewing and purchase.





 

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. 

 

We are pleased to announce the addition and completion of our new building in the Break O' Day compound.  The Metcalfe Museum Art & Events Center will be available for a small fee to provide a venue for weddings, birthdays, showers, and family reunions. For more information, please contact the office at 
(580)655-4467.  We look forward to celebrating our new addition with our community and friends.