Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is a museum located in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The museum features traveling special exhibitions, original selections from its own collection, a theater showing a variety of foreign, independent, and classic films each week, and a restaurant. OKCMOA also houses a collection of Chihuly glass among the most comprehensive in the world, including the 55-foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the Museum's atrium. [1]

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  1. Dale Chihuly Glass Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine ., Oklahoma City Museum Of Art. Retrieved October 12, 2008.

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