Allan Houser and His Students, in celebration of his 100th birthday, this exhibit features works of Allan Houser as well as his students, focusing on his role as a teacher and mentor. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., 478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Art After 5 Roof Terrace, join downtown workers, adventurous concert and film goers and the art crowd for cocktails on the skyline, 5 p.m., Jan. 2. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa. com. THU
Black and White Opening Reception, limited exclusively to a black and white palate, the third annual show celebrates the visual impact of the most primal color scheme, 6-10 p.m., Jan. 3. In Your Eye Gallery, inyoureyegallery.com. FRI
Chuck Close: Works on Paper, a leading figure in modern American art and printmaking since the early 1970s, this exhibition celebrates his groundbreaking printmaking career. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa.com.
Come on Down, sculpture work by Lisa Hoke challenging the irony of modern mass-production. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., 236-3100, okcmoa.com.
Composites: Technology and New Media Become Art, seven artists with ties to Oklahoma explore the territory where art and science meet. The Satellite Galleries at The Science Museum, 2100 NE 52nd St., 602-6664, sciencemuseumok.org.
Cowboy Artists of America Sale and Exhibition, the vanguard of the Western art revival that began in the 1960s and continues that legacy today, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., 478- 2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse, an exhibition of the artist’s newest works. Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, ou.edu/fjjma.
Featured Selections from Prix de West, selections from the museum’s most prestigious collection. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd, 478- 2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
First Friday Gallery Walk, over 75 artists in 20 galleries with something for everyone at the Paseo’s monthly open house, 6-10 p.m., Jan. 3. NW 30th between Shartel and Dewey, thepaseo.com. FRI
Le Corps Propre, the sculpture work of James Sullivan. Artspace Untitled, 1 NE 3rd St., 815-9995, artspaceatuntitled.org.
Leigh Ann Campbell, this month’s featured artist in a mixed-media show featuring oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings. Paseo Gallery One, 2927 Paseo Dr., facebook. com/paseogalleryone.
Libertad de Expresion: the Art of the Americas and Cold War Politics, more than 60 artists examining the role of freedom of expression in Cold War-era Latin America and beyond. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm, Norman, 325-3272, ou.edu/fjjma.
Masterworks of Native American Art: The Fred and Enid Brown Collection, a recent chapter in a long history of artistic expression by the indigenous people of North America. Sam Noble Natural History Museum, 2401 Chataqua, Norman, 325-4712, snomnh.ou.edu.
Nick Kyle, unconventionally sized canvasses layered with seamless gradations of saturated colors in this mixed-media show. Jann Jeffrey Gallery, 3018 Paseo Dr., 607-0406, jannjeffrey.com.
Noise Makers, a group exhibition and study of art shaped by music, featuring work by Justin Camill, Matt Goad, Chad Mount, Denny Schmickle and Aaron Whisner. Mainsite Contemporary Arts Center, 122 E. Main, Norman, 360-1162, normanarts.org.
Oklahoma @ the Movies, a celebration showcasing the creativity and innovation of Oklahomans and their legacy the silver screen. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., 522-0765, okhistory.org.
Oklahoma City! Sooner or Later…, guided history of the Oklahoma City Police Department presented through photos, documents, historical items and text. Oklahoma City City Hall, 200 N. Walker, 528-6322.
On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horatio Bristol, achieved critical and popular acclaim in 1938 for his photographs of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression. Fred Jones Museum of Art, 555 Elm St., Norman, 325-3272, ou.edu/fjjma.
Paint N Cheers, creative social art classes, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 1, 3-4; 2 p.m., Jan. 5. Paint N Cheers, 1614 N. Gatewood. 524-4155, paintncheers.com. WED, FRI–SUN
Pinot’s Palette, sip on your favorite beverage while painting your very own masterpiece, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 2-4; 2 p.m., Jan. 5. Pinot’s Palette, 115 E. California, 602-3850, pinotspalette.com. THU–SUN
Reigns Supreme: The Little Black Dress, featuring the Textiles Collection. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi, 522-5248, okhistorycenter.org.
Small Works Show, small-scale, mixed-media works from many Oklahoma artists, Norman Santa Fe Depot, 200 S. Jones, Norman, 307-9320, pasnorman.org.
Steve Tomlin, a show of his abstract painting work and featured guest artist for the month. Paseo Gallery One, 2927 Paseo Dr., facebook.com/paseogalleryone.
Swoon, a group show featuring the Oklahoma City Women’s Art Organization, Fringe. Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western Ave., 831-2874, istvangallery.com.
The Art of Sport and Play, a curated look at collected memorabilia from Kevin Carrolla’s travels abroad. Sam Noble History Museum, 2401 Chautauqua, Norman, 325- 4712, snomnh.ou.edu.
The Company You Keep, six Oklahoma artists who have been keeping each other company for years in a show featuring various mediums, . IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan, 232-6060, iaogallery.org.
Untamed, explores the behavior and plight of the wild mustang through history with an interactive installation. The Satellite Galleries at The Science Museum, 2100 NE 52nd St., 602-6664, sciencemuseumok.org.
White Brunch and Open House, join JRB at the Elms ringing in 2014 with a traditional brunch of black-eyed peas and the opening of the new exhibit, White, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Jan. 1. JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N. Walker. 528-6336, jrbartgallery.com. WED