On 52nd Street: The Jazz Photography of William P. Gottlieb

July 25 – October 11, 2015

Tulsa and Oklahoma have a rich history and tradition of jazz music, so it's only fitting that Gilcrease should celebrate this uniquely American form of music with a special exhibition that opens summer of 2015.

California Impressionism: Selections from The Irvine Museum

May 3 – September 6, 2015

In the early years of the 20th century, California produced a unique artistic style which combined several distinctive aspects of American and European art.  This style, which is often called California Impressionism or California Plein Air painting, concerned itself with light and color. As a variant of the American Impressionist style, it focused directly on the abundant California light.

Rendezvous Artists' Retrospective and Art Sale

April 16 – July 12, 2015

Contemporary Western art will take center stage at Gilcrease as Rendezvous, the museum’s annual exhibition and art sale, opens to the public April 16 through July 12, 2015.

On Common Ground

December 22, 2013 – Ongoing

Often discussions about America focus on the differences of the peoples who came to inhabit this continent in a series of migrations over time. However, basic common needs bind us together as human beings, giving common ground to diversity. This common ground is as physical as the need for food and safety - physical as the land itself upon which all lived.

Focus on Favorites: Masterworks from the Gilcrease Collection

March 16, 2014 – Ongoing

Gilcrease Museum presents a treasure of art, artifacts and historical documents that reveal the American experience. Thomas Gilcrease amassed an extraordinary collection that was recognized for excellence during his lifetime and has become known as one of America's finest museums.

Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley

October 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016

More than 150 years after his Smithsonian gallery burned to the ground, John Mix Stanley is receiving a long overdue retrospective exhibition. Considered the premier painter of the American West and a prolific artist, Stanley traveled thousands of miles crisscrossing the western territories and the kingdom of Hawaii in the mid-19th century, painting portraits of Indians for his North American Indian Gallery.

Did You Know?

In addition to gallery space, museum facilities include an auditorium, The Restaurant at Gilcrease, and the Museum Store, which specializes in American jewelry and pottery, Navajo rugs, books on history and art, and reproductions from the Gilcrease collection.