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The Big Trail

John Wayne Still Captures Headlines

The legendary John Wayne continues to grab the attention of media as the Exploring the Big Trail exhibition showcases stereoscopic photographs from his first leading role. Check out the most recent media coverage to learn about the 1930 motion picture The Big Trail and the role Westerns played in shaping the mythology of the West.

Susan Neal

Susan Neal: Arts Continue to be Essential for Tulsa and the Region

On January 18, 1898, 200 citizens saw the incorporation of the city of Tulsa. Within four years, the Tulsa Commercial Club formed the city’s first brass band; and by 1911, Tulsa’s Hyechka (music) club was hosting the New York Symphony at a newly built Grand Opera House on Second Street. The Ruskin Art Club, The

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Tulsa Media Fans of Norman Rockwell Show

One of the most beloved American illustrators, Norman Rockwell, has caught the attention of Tulsa media. Check out the most recent media coverage to learn about this landmark exhibition shedding light on Norman Rockwell’s creative process and artistry. Gilcrease Exhibit Reveals of Norman Rockwell’s America Tulsa World February 25, 2018 Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

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.