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Art Legend's Wife Steals Spotlight

Art Legend’s Wife Steals Spotlight

In early 2018, the museum was offered a donation of a Mary Nimmo Moran untitled landscape painting by a donor in Massachusetts. While Gilcrease has a substantial collection of Thomas Moran works — 2,046 to be exact — we have very few by his wife, Mary Nimmo Moran, and none of her oil paintings. In

Roundup Recap

Round-Up Recap

To say the members’ trip to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve’s Annual Bison Round-Up on Nov. 2 was a success would be an understatement. Within days of announcing the trip, it was sold out with a lengthy wait list large enough for a second trip. From the informative bus ride up to the rare experience of

Breathing Room

Breathing Room

The Anthropology Collections storage area recently completed an incredible makeover thanks to the residents of Tulsa’s voting for the Improve Our Tulsa initiative in 2013. The previous storage facility was over capacity with no room for growth for the densely packed objects. Museum staff, volunteers and visiting scholars and students shared a workspace that consisted

Behind the Scenes with Chef Lenny Borkowicz

With the holiday season upon us, food is always a priority. We sat down with Executive Chef Lenny Borkowicz to get the inside scoop from the kitchen. Q: Where are you from? A: I’m from Philadelphia. My family is from the area, and I grew up a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan along with any other

Opening Doors

Opening Doors

In a state where the need for education funding is front of mind, museums and other cultural organizations continue to do their part to provide art experiences for students that otherwise would not have a place in most public schools. Last year, Gilcrease served approximately 25,000 children through more than 14 programs and camps. From

Osage Casino Hotel Sponsors Gilcrease After Hours

Osage Casino Hotel recently became the latest sponsor at Gilcrease with a commitment to help fund the museum’s monthly evening of culture and cocktails, Gilcrease After Hours. With this commitment, Osage Casino Hotel will be the presenting sponsor of Gilcrease After Hours. Osage Casino Hotels’ support comes at an exciting time for Gilcrease. The museum

Gilcrease Museum Magazine / Winter / 20199Generosity Fuels Endowment Growth

Generosity Fuels Endowment Growth

As 2018 draws to a close, Gilcrease is celebrating another milestone in the journey to transform the museum. With the vision for the museum’s new interpretive plan becoming clearer, the related Campaign for Gilcrease won another generous gift. The campaign kicked off in May 2016 with a $1 million gift from the Stephenson Family Foundation.

Albert Bierstadt

Gilcrease opens landmark exhibit of artist Albert Bierstadt

Tulsa World Nov. 4, 2018 James Watts One thing Laura Fry has learned during the nearly three years she has spent working on Gilcrease Museum’s latest exhibit is that, when it comes to artist Albert Bierstadt, sometimes smaller is better. Bierstadt is most famous for his epic landscapes of the American West, such as the

Americans All!

Shared Heritage

Tulsa World September 23, 2018 James Watts Next to one of the entrances to the newest exhibit at Gilcrease Museum is Thomas Moran’s painting Columbus Approaching San Salvadore. It is at once a landscape and a narrative, with all the natural elements in the painting — the palm trees, the rocky faces of the cliffs


T.C. Cannon Leaving, Albert Bierstadt Arriving, At Gilcrease Museum In Tulsa September 19, 2018 Art history, like all history, fills its pages with figures who died tragically young. Raphael, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, T.C. Cannon. One of those names will be less familiar to most than the others. The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK hopes to help change that. Read full article. Albert Bierstadt: Witness to