Gilcrease Museum and Vision Tulsa

Gilcrease From Above

Transforming Gilcrease Museum

Voters approved the Vision Tulsa package in April 2016 that included a transformational $65 million capital expansion project for Gilcrease Museum. Since then, an additional $10 million gift was made by the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation elevating the total investment to $75 million. This historic project will result in a major renovation and expansion of the museum – without raising taxes. Gilcrease Museum’s managing partner, The University of Tulsa, is committed to raising an additional $50 million in private funds for an endowment to ensure the long-term sustainability of museum operations.

Plans for Improvement

Planned improvements at Gilcrease Museum are:

  • New building facade
  • Increased exhibition space
  • Galleries designed primarily for Gilcrease Collection
  • Three core thematic galleries
  • Grand entry and great hall
  • Dedicated education space

A transformed Gilcrease Museum will help us reach more of a local audience, but will attract visitors from outside our region, spurring economic development and creating a ripple effect for other cultural attractions, such as the Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa Botanic Gardens and Route 66.


View the Interpretive Plan
View the Request for Qualifications
View Interpretive Plan Overview and Project Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the future of Gilcrease Museum here.

Gathering Insight: A Candid Chat About The Future of Gilcrease

Recent News Coverage of Gilcrease Museum and Vision Tulsa

  • Gilcrease Museum to receive dynamic new facility
    Tulsa World
  • Flintco Selected as Construction Management Company for Gilcrease Museum Project
    City of Tulsa
  • Pair of architecture firms to lead $75 million redesign of Gilcrease Museum
    Tulsa World
  • Susan Neal: Planned renovation will open up Gilcrease
    Tulsa World
  • Gilcrease Museum In Tulsa To Get $75M Transformation
    News on 6
  • Redesigned Gilcrease Museum will take different approach to telling stories
    Tulsa World
  • University of Tulsa hires nationally-renowned firm to help redesign Gilcrease Museum
    Tulsa World
  • Tulsa could see added rewards with improved Gilcrease Museum
    News on 6
  • Gilcrease Museum has big plans for Vision funds
    Tulsa World
  • New Vision proposal would benefit a Tulsa asset
    News on 6
  • City officials betting $65 million Gilcrease Museum can match Crystal Bridges’ spectacular success
    The Frontier
  • Editorial: Gilcrease expansion a vital part of Vision package
    Tulsa World

Keep in Touch

Follow Gilcrease Museum on social media to keep updated on our progress.