Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry

October 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Explore the world of bolo ties, the uniquely Western sartorial adornment's history and revival, in a fun new exhibition traveling to Gilcrease Museum this fall. Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry opens October 18, 2015 and runs through January 3, 2016.

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.

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Gilcrease Museum presents a treasure of art, artifacts and historical documents that reveal the American experience.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.

Birds in Art

November 22, 2015 – February 7, 2016

Birds in Art, an exhibition that features innovative perspectives throughout diverse artwork by some of the world's most talented artists, will land in Tulsa in late November 2015 for a showing at Gilcrease Museum.

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

January 24 – April 24, 2016

Rick Bartow is one of Oregon's best-known artists. For more than 40 years, he has created a powerful body of work, influenced by his Native American heritage, life experiences, physical environment, international travels and fine art training. In 2012, two of his monumental sculptures were permanently installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., outside the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

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.