Gilcrease Museum is a museum located northwest of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The museum houses the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West, as well as a growing collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum is named for Thomas Gilcrease, an oil man and avid art collector, who began the collection. He deeded the collection, as well as the building and property, to the City of Tulsa in 1958. Since July 1, 2008, Gilcrease Museum has been managed by a public-private partnership of the City of Tulsa and the University of Tulsa.Before you head to Tulsa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tulsa trip planner, to make sure you see all that Tulsa has to offer, including Gilcrease Museum.
The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum was added in 2014 at a cost of $14 million to provide a secure archival area where researchers can access any of the more than 100,000 books, documents, maps and unpublished materials that have been acquired by the museum.
Gilcrease Museum Reviews
This place was great. Do yourself a favor and start downstairs. They have iPads to help you look through thousands of items downstairs, which is the best part of the museum. Exhibits upstairs were great as well. I suppose I expected more Native American history. Mostly seemed very focused on art.
Been a few years since I've been here. Went recently to see the copy of the Declaration of Independence on display. Visited rest of museum and really enjoyed it. Definitely won't wait as long to come back. Good place to visit during the summer to beat the Oklahoma heat.
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