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Susan Neal

New Executive Director Announced for Gilcrease Museum

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce that Susan Neal has been named as the new executive director of Gilcrease Museum. Neal has served as TU Vice President for Public Affairs, Research and Economic Development since May 2010. She also has served as Chief Operating Officer of Gilcrease Museum since 2014. She will retain

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens Oct. 9

A unique tree in a lush tropical environment. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A heavenly craving and a sublime pleasure.  Chocolate is all this … and much more. Explore the relationship between human culture and this rainforest treasure in Chocolate: The Exhibition, Oct. 9,

Frida Kahlo

The Iconic Frida Kahlo Comes to Gilcrease this Summer

Gilcrease Museum presents Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, an exhibition of photographs of Frida Kahlo, on view beginning July 10 through September 11, 2016. This exhibition provides an intimate look at Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her longtime friend and lover, Nickolas Muray.

West Mexico: Ritual and Identity

West Mexico: Ritual and Identity Opens June 26

Strong, exotic and enigmatic describe the solid and hollow ceramic figures from West Mexico. West Mexico: Ritual and Identity presents an innovative archaeology exhibition that also includes perspectives from contemporary art, art history, anthropology and various materials testing sciences. The exhibition, set to open June 26 at Gilcrease Museum, sheds new light on one of

James Pepper Henry

James Pepper Henry is Named to AAM Board

Three leading museum professionals have been elected to the board of directors of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), serving three-year terms. The incoming board members are: Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix James Pepper Henry, executive director, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK Kelly McKinley, director, OMCA Lab, Oakland Museum of California AAM’s

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,

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 –