Summer is an excellent time to go visit Gilcrease Museum. The 23 acres of themed gardens is lovely right now. And Gilcrease is in full swing with lots of planned summer activities for children, families and adults. Check out the Gilcrease calendar at gilcrease.utulsa.edu/calendar . You will find some FREE activities, such as The First Tuesday of the Month is free admission and there is a Free Funday Sunday on the 3rd Sunday of the Month. This fun day is set up for families. In addition you will find art camps for children and adult events as well. You will also find a dining facility that is open 11:00 – 3:00. There is a lovely view of the Osage Hills.
Gilcrease Museum has the world’s largest collection of American Art and History. The American West and Native America art is the focus for this museum that is visited by folks from around the world. Admission is $8. for adults, $5. for college students with id and 18 and under are FREE. Gilcrease is open 10-5, Tuesday – Sunday.
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Rd
(10 minutes from downtown Tulsa)
I spent part of Father’s Day at Gilcrease and was delighted with the two exhibits we focused on. I would suggest both of these to check out.
- Chiricahua Apache Artist Allen Houser exhibit showcases his sculptures and drawings. I absolutely loved his exquisite sculptures. My particular favorites were the parent child sculptures which were powerful and absolutely beautiful. This exhibits ends on June 29. It would be well worth the time to go visit this exhibit.
- Focus on Favorites – Masterworks for the Gilcrease Collection. If you have limited time this is a wonderful way to see all some of the most famous pieces of the Gilcrease Collection.
Check out their website for information on all of their exhibits and upcoming events. www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu
I hope you will consider to put Gilcrease in your summer plans. It is a wonderful way to spend time with your loved ones, connecting with wonderful works of art. This would make a great couple activity or family activity. So do take advantage of this Oklahoma treasure.