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 history, art history, anthropology and archaeology.
As mayor of Tulsa, I greatly appreciate our partnership with TU and am thankful for its amazing oversight of this treasured museum. Work throughout the years has made Gilcrease a desired destination for art lovers around the country.
Upholding this priceless Tulsa treasure has also been a labor of love shared by many Tulsans. I want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions of time, funds and counsel to support this remarkable museum and help make Tulsa a world-class city.
As we look ahead, future enhancements of the facility will re-envision and enhance the visitors’ experience at the museum, compelling Tulsans and visitors alike to return, time after time to discover all of the art works and wonders on display.
I am pleased that the Gilcrease Museum is in such excellent hands. I look forward to many more years of superb oversight by TU as it continues to preserve and advance one of Tulsa’s most precious crown jewels.
G.T. Bynum, Mayor
City of Tulsa