A World Unconquered: The Art of Oscar Brousse Jacobson
February 27 – September 6, 2015
Artist Oscar Brousse Jacobson arrived at the University of Oklahoma in 1915, and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art commemorates the centennial of his appointment at OU with a retrospective of his influential career. Jacobson completed in excess of 600 works of art during his fifty-year career and looked to the landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma for inspiration. During his tenure at OU, he oversaw tremendous growth in the School of Art, helped to create the first art museum on campus in 1936 (eventually renamed the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), and promoted the visual arts in the Southwest, especially the work of Native American fine artists. The exhibition will include more than 50 works by Jacobson and explore the vital role he played in encouraging the visual arts in the region.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a variety of related programs. It all begins with the public opening lecture and reception on February 26 at 7 p.m. Once the exhibition is open, related programs will be offered for families, K12 teachers, OU students and faculty, and the general public. For a list of programs, please visit our website. The dates and content of museum exhibitions and programs are subject to change. Always consult the museum’s website for the latest information!
Top: Oscar Brousse Jacobson (U.S., b. Sweden, 1882-1966)
In the Navajo Country, 1938
Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 in.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman; 1987
Bottom: Photo from past Family Day