Exhibits

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.

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Gilcrease Museum presents a treasure of art, artifacts and historical documents that reveal the American experience.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

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.

Cecile Baird, <em>Plum Perfect</em>, detail, colored pencil, 2011

Collectors' Reserve: American Art Exhibition and Sale, 2015

October 25, 2015 – November 8, 2015

The annual Collectors' Reserve art exhibition and sale celebrates its sixth anniversary this year with the opening of the exhibition on October 25, 2015 continuing through November 8, 2015. This invitational exhibition and art sale provides opportunities for art collectors from across the nation to experience and purchase fine works of art created by nationally recognized and emerging artists while raising funds to support the Gilcrease acquisition Fund.

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.

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.