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Showing the Hand of the Artist: The Sketches of William R. Leigh

America’s Sagebrush Rembrandt: Gilcrease Museum Plans Show on Leigh Sketches

William R. Leigh was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia in 1866. Deciding upon a career in art quite early, Leigh enrolled in classes at the Maryland Institute, Baltimore, in 1880, spending three years there before moving to Munich shortly before his 17th birthday. He studied at the Royal Academy for more than a decade,

Gilcrease Magazine - Winter 2016

Gilcrease Magazine – Winter 2016

In this Issue Rick Bartow Rick Bartow’s art reflects his unique life experiences and influences in this intriguing exhibition. Collectors’ Reserve Annual exhibition and art sale draws record number of artists and attracts art buyers from across the country. New Curator of Art Laura Fry joins the staff of Gilcrease Museum as the new art

It's All About Birds

Gilcrease Museum to Feature Live Birds in Weekend Shows

Enjoy the exciting live bird presentation, “It’s All About Birds!” on Saturday, Jan. 30, presented by the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center. The two live bird performances, one at 11 a.m. and a second at 1:30 p.m., are offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Birds in Art which is on display through Feb.

Gilcrease on Wheels

Gilcrease on Wheels Now Available for Oklahoma Schools

Gilcrease on Wheels, a mobile museum experience for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in rural Oklahoma, is now available to visit schools across Oklahoma. Designed through a partnership with Poteau Public Schools, Gilcrease on Wheels utilizes the Gilcrease Museum collection of art, history, and cultural artifacts to benefit Oklahoma standards for art, social studies

Things You Know But Cannot Explain

Rick Bartow Exhibition to Open at Gilcrease

Rick Bartow is one of Oregon’s best-known artists. For more than 40 years, he has created a powerful body of work, influenced by his Native American heritage, life experiences, physical environment, international travels and fine art training. In 2012, two of his monumental sculptures were permanently installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., outside

Holiday Season at Gilcrease

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Gilcrease

Celebrate the holidays with us! Join us for holiday-themed programs, arts and crafts projects and musical performances from local school choirs. Please see our Events Calendar for specific times. 12/4 – Holiday Musical Performance (Walt Whitman Elementary) 12/5 – Mini Masters – Cuckoo for Colors 12/5 – Balloon Man 12/6 – Sunday Draws 12/8 –

War Record

Art and Artistry of Plains Indian Cultures Examined

The Helmerich Center for American Research achieved another milestone hosting its first symposium based on its Visiting Scholars Program. Six scholars made presentations related to the theme, “Art and Artistry of Plains Indian Communities” focusing on research recently conducted at Gilcrease. W. Richard West, M.A., J.D, Autry Museum of the American West, provided a frame

Laura F. Fry

Gilcrease Museum Announces New Curator of Art

Gilcrease Museum is pleased to announce that Laura F. Fry has been hired as curator of art for Gilcrease Museum. Fry comes to Gilcrease Museum from the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, Wash., where she has been the inaugural Haub Curator of Western American Art since April 2013. Fry worked closely with collectors Erivan and

Gilcrease Magazine - Fall 2015

Gilcrease Magazine – Fall 2015

In this Issue Explore the Artistry of the Bolo Tie Find out more about this distinctive neckwear and its history in the West. Collectors’ Reserve Mark your calendar for the annual show and sale on November 5, 2015. Birds in Art Calling all bird watchers! This exhibit lands at Gilcrease in late fall. Plains Indians

Gilcrease Magazine - Summer 2015

Gilcrease Magazine – Summer 2015

In this Issue On 52nd Street Photographic exhibition of jazz greats opens this summer. Jon Stuart: A Love of Art Jon Stuart, Gilcrease National Board member and donor, reflects on sharing his art. Unlocking the History of the Americas The inaugural symposium at the Helmerich Center for American Research sheds light on treasures from the