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 comparisons between Tulsa and Austin, Texas, his hometown, and shared insight into Dylan’s influence on American culture.

Guests included leadership from BAA member companies and prospective members. They enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, never-before-seen live footage of Dylan in concert and a rare glimpse of selected items from the Bob Dylan Archive℠.

The event served as a kick-off for the expanded BAA program. Membership in BAA provides special benefits to member companies, their leadership and employees, while enhancing the quality of life in Tulsa through supporting the needs of Gilcrease Museum. The program helps fund regular museum operations.

BAA membership is the perfect way for companies to give back to the community where their employees live, work and play. Member benefits have been revamped, providing more opportunities for companies to connect with Gilcrease and its content. With the museum’s expansion on the horizon, now is an exciting time to join BAA.

If you or someone you know has a business that would benefit by joining BAA at Gilcrease, please contact Frank Mulhern at 918-596-2756 or frank-mulhern@utulsa.edu to learn more.