Porcelain Art Museum
The Porcelain Art Museum, established in 1984, displays one of the finest collections of hand-painted porcelain in the United States. The collection, located in Oklahoma City, includes pieces from around the world representing traditional, modern, Asian, and European (Dresden) styles. Porcelain fine arts have a long history – invented by the Chinese in 620 AD and introduced to Europe by Marco Polo in 1292. Unlike an oil painting that serves one purpose – to hang on the wall – porcelain combines beauty with utility. All manner of utilitarian objects can be seen throughout this museum. These items include serving dishes and place settings, covered or hinged boxes, vases, figurines, dolls, jewelry, ornaments, lamps and wall hangings.
The Porcelain Art Museum, which is the headquarters for the World Organization of China Painters, is easy to find in Oklahoma City, being less than 3 miles in any direction from I-44, I-40, and the world-famous Route 66.
With porcelain art there is always something new to learn, so come on by and enroll in classes available at the museum. During a course, artists will learn how to paint with translucent colors on porcelain in preparation for kiln firing. Students can experiment beyond traditional techniques by using a range of materials, like fiberglass, raised paste, gold and lusters to add texture. After touring through the displays and wrapping up a class, be sure to head inside the onsite gift shop to witness a treasure destination where affordable, one-of-a-kind creations are waiting for that special someone.
Closed on holidays.
Children (12 & under): FREE
World Organization of China Painters members & family: FREE While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.