The Gilcrease collection provides avenues to experience a wide variety of American cultures, histories, and artist expressions. The Enduring Spirit exhibition shows distinct cultures of many Indigenous peoples from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on Oklahoma’s tribal nations. Interdisciplinary highlights from the Gilcrease collection in the Masterworks exhibition reveal changing attitudes toward national identity, land use, and conflict across the American Continent. While 19th-century artists often celebrated American exceptionalism and westward expansion, artists today confront complicated, chaotic histories. The historical impact of immigration is explored in Americans All!, an exhibition of artists who immigrated to the United States and shaped American art and culture for generations.
In addition, guests can experience a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions that complement and expand upon the stories in the permanent collection.
Gilcrease Museum’s 2019 exhibition season is sponsored by William S. Smith.
Generous support is also provided by C.W. Titus Foundation, The Helmerich Trust, Robin F. Ballenger, Arts Alliance Tulsa and the Gilcrease Council.