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Meet the Donors

Collecting with Gilcrease in Mind

Most collectors don’t set out to collect art; rather they discover an interest emerging from a series of life experiences. Museum visits are one such experience. In fact, Mr. Gilcrease himself developed his interest in collecting after visiting European museums on business in the mid-1920s. Such is the case with Sharon Bell, who with her

Coats for Kids

Gilcrease to participate in Coats for Kids drive

This holiday season, Gilcrease Museum is proud to participate in the 26th annual Coats for Kids drive. Thousands of Oklahoma families find themselves unable to afford coats during the coldest part of the year, and as a result, Yale Cleaners has partnered with The News on 6 and Catholic Charities for over two decades to

Veterans Day

Gilcrease Museum announces free admission for veterans and active-duty military

In celebration of Veterans Day, Gilcrease Museum is pleased to announce year-round free admission for all active-duty military and veterans beginning November 11, 2019. The museum is honored to welcome those who have served our country and offer free admission to show our appreciation. “Providing free admission to Gilcrease is one way we can show our gratitude

Rock Your Mocs

Rock Your Mocs at Gilcrease

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month and Rock Your Mocs Week, Gilcrease Museum is offering free admission to guests who wear their moccasins to the museum beginning Saturday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 16. Throughout the week, Gilcrease Museum will have several stages for visitors wearing their moccasins to photograph their footwear and share

Migrant Memories

Migrant Memories

The Tulsa Voice Kimberly Burk The sounds of working-class anthems from Oklahoma’s own Woody Guthrie fill the gallery at Gilcrease Museum showcasing classic American photographs depicting hardships of the depression era. Dorothea Lange’s America, a traveling exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum on display through Jan. 5, is very much an Oklahoma story. But it’s also

When Montezuma Met Cortez

“When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story Behind the Meeting that Changed History”

StudioTulsa Rich Fisher Our guest is Dr. Matthew Restall, a Professor of Latin American History and Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. He tells us about his 2018 book, “When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story Behind the Meeting that Changed History.” As was noted in the pages of The New Yorker: “Restall skillfully describes a

Rethinking Colonialism

Rethinking Colonialism in Mexico and the Americas: Past, Present and Future

La Semana TULSA, OK – Scholars and community leaders from across the country will meet in Tulsa on November 1 to reexamine Spanish colonialism and promote current dialogue on hot topics such as migration, immigration and cultural identities at the Helmerich Center for American Research during a one-day conference. Framed by centenary documents that provide

Exploration and Education: Inaugural Duane H. King Postdoctoral Fellow

 This fall, the Helmerich Center for American Research welcomed its inaugural Duane H. King Postdoctoral Fellow, Travis Jeffres. Jeffres is a historian of colonial and native North America and received his doctorate in early American history from Rutgers University in 2018. Originally from upstate New York, Jeffres has traveled frequently for his research. “I’m