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Gilcrease Museum

1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
918-596-2700

History:

Gilcrease Museum is the product of a lifetime of collecting by Thomas Gilcrease, whose fortune was made in the dusty oilfields of Oklahoma nearly 100 years ago. As Gilcrease's fortunes grew, so did his desire to learn more about the art, history and cultures of North, Central and South America. His collections make up the vast majority of works on display within the galleries of Gilcrease Museum.

Gilcrease Museum has something for everyone - ancient Mayan pottery, Frederic Remington's stunning tributes to the American west, and letters penned by historic luminaries such as Diego Columbus and Thomas Jefferson. These are just a few examples of the great exhibits at the museum.

Thomas Gilcrease loved collecting art. He purchased his first oil painting in 1922, but most of his collecting was done after 1939. The first Gilcrease Museum opened at his oil company headquarters in San Antonio in 1943. Within a few years, Gilcrease returned to Tulsa with his oil company and his growing collection. He opened a gallery for public viewing on his Tulsa estate in 1949. Thomas Gilcrease deeded his collection to the city of Tulsa in 1955.

Mission:

Gilcrease Museum, through its collections, is dedicated to bringing art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the diverse heritage of the Americas.



Reviews

Mary Keidle

Rating:
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Absolutely loved it. The artwork and relics were beautiful and informative. The interactive part in the lower level was great - I especially liked the prairie dog story. It was a good lesson that I will use when talking to groups in the future. My coffee mug and coaster set with Bill Rabbit art was frosting on the cake.

Elizabeth Campbell

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
The artwork is well lit. The museum is well kept. They are routinely switching out displays to keep everything fresh and exciting. Incredibly beautiful and well kept grounds. They have other events from time to time. For example outdoor movie night. It is a family movie for all to enjoy.

Sure Sparks-A-Lot

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
One of Tulsa's best kept secrets. The exhibits are constantly evolving and changing, the staff is friendly and helpful. The Museum, grounds and park are very well maintained. There truly is something there that will interest everyone.

Michael Sweeney

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Enjoyed the part of the museum that was open. Was disappointed about the area that was closed, but glad places like this don't stay stagnant. We also enjoyed the gift shop and the staff was great.

jrr6404116

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Friday, May 4, 2018
Had a great time here! The Norman Rockwell exhibit was very nice. There is a great collection of Remington works and a lot of native American art and artifacts. There's also a really nice pond and trail located outside the museum and several statues.

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