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Susan Neal

Director’s Report – Fall 2018

Fast and Furious is the movie title I would choose to best describe my first year as Gilcrease’s executive director. Although marked by the loss of committed Gilcrease leaders, this year also brought great joy in working with a wonderful, multi-organizational team — Gilcrease, TU and the City of Tulsa — to implement our strategic

Susan Neal

Susan Neal helps rethink and redefine Gilcrease Museum

“Fraught with opportunities.” That’s how Susan Neal describes the situation of Gilcrease Museum, where she has served as executive director for the past year. Despite her seemingly short tenure, Neal has been involved with Gilcrease for years, overseeing the creation of the University of Tulsa-Gilcrease Management Agreement when serving as director of community development for

T.C. Cannon

Summer Exhibitions Open to Positive Reviews

Gilcrease Museum’s two newest summer exhibitions, Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo and T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America, are making headlines. Read what the Tulsa World had to say about what’s new at Gilcrease in their latest feature article: Gilcrease features groundbreaking Native American artist, gay rodeo in new exhibits. Hear from Karen

Jenny Keller

Jenny Keller Named Peabody Essex Museum Fellow

Gilcrease Museum is excited to announce Jenny Keller, administrative assistant in the executive office, has been named a Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) Native American Fellow and will participate in PEM’s 11-week program this summer. Currently a second-year student in The University of Tulsa’s Museum Science and Management master’s program, Keller was one of six fellows

The Business of Creating Culture

The Business of Creating Culture

In April, the Business Art Alliance (BAA) welcomed Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University history professor, CNN presidential historian and Bob Dylan scholar to the Helmerich Center for American Research. In addition to his work, Brinkley discussed the Bob Dylan Archive℠, the growing reputation of Tulsa and Gilcrease’s role in all of it. He also made

Gilcrease Museum

A Decade of Success

1. Historic Partnership Created On July 1, 2008, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, TU President Steadman Upham and Gilcrease Board of Trustees Chair Dale McNamara entered into an agreement making The University of Tulsa the managing partner of Gilcrease Museum on behalf of the City of Tulsa. During the past decade, under the reigns of Mayor

Mayor G.T. Bynum

A Message from Mayor G.T. Bynum – Summer 2018

In July, the City of Tulsa will turn a milestone page in celebrating a decade-long partnership with The University of Tulsa. TU has faithfully served as the steward of the museum and its incomparable collections. The university has dedicated its efforts toward streamlining museum operations and leveraging its nationally recognized academic expertise in western American

Susan Neal

Find Yourself at Gilcrease – Summer 2018

Ten years ago, Kathy Taylor, then mayor of the City of Tulsa, Steadman Upham, former president of The University of Tulsa, and Dale McNamara, then-chair of the Gilcrease Board of Trustees, entered into a historic agreement making TU the managing partner of the Gilcrease Collection on behalf of the City of Tulsa. On July 1,

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