The Art of Golf opened yesterday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, making it the first American golf exhibit ever. Lovers of the game will find a lot of history walking through here, including the main centerpiece: Charles Lees’ The Golfers, a painting of Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland that is known as one of the greatest works of golf art in the world.
And any golfer will agree that the game is indeed an art in itself—the inner creativity of the swing, the form—which of course, is popularly depicted from many famous artist’s point of view. Over 90 paintings will be featured, including works from Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, and Charles Lees, dating as far back as Dutch landscapes from the 1600s (when golf wasn’t even golf yet, but better known as the sister sport kolf), moving on through the Roaring Twenties. The Art of Golf will end with a series of aerial photographs by Patricia and Angus Macdonald, showing the beautiful and iconic landscapes of the many Scottish golf courses.
Visitors of the exhibit will receive a full color catalogue with essays from the senior curator of Northern European Art Dr. Tico Seifert and other notary brains behind the exhibit. Tickets are available on the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s site through October 7.
(via BAM’s Blog)