Frontier to Foundry: The Making of Small Bronze Sculpture in the Gilcrease Collection

December 21, 2014 – March 23, 2015

The Gilcrease collection of more than 200 small bronze sculptures is famous for important early casts by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Less well known are 19th century bronzes by Henry Kirke Brown, Thomas Ball and Paul Wayland Bartlett.  Each of these sculptors played an important role in the development of an American art bronze casting industry in the last half of the 19th century.

Private Collections to Public Treasures: New Acquisitions at Gilcrease Museum

November 20, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Museums never stop collecting. A dynamic museum like Gilcrease continually strives to build on its strengths and to fill gaps in its collection. Strong collections provide more depth to exhibitions and more opportunities for research. Since 2008, more than 13,500 items have been added to Gilcrease Museum. Thanks to generous donors and judicious purchases, the Gilcrease collection continues to grow in ways that will benefit the citizens of Tulsa and our audiences long into the future.

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Gilcrease Museum presents a treasure of art, artifacts and historical documents that reveal the American experience.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

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.

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.

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.