Gilcrease Museum is one of Tulsa’s best facilities used in the preservation and further studies of American history and arts. Its official name is Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, but it is more popularly known as Gilcrease Museum. The museum is intended to hold the largest collection of art and artifacts of the American West. It includes an unsurpassed collection of Native American art.
This museum holds 10,000 paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures done by 400 artists starting from the colonial period up to the present times. Gilcrease Museum is known to house the new Helmerich Center for American Research which has a large volume of collection that Thomas Gilcrease himself amassed. The archive possesses the country’s most extensive collection of rare books, hard to find documents and maps, and many other unpublished material that are relevant to the history of the North American Continent. You can find the most notable works of Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Some of the most unique documents that can be found in the museum are certified copies of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation which bear the signatures of Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane. The museum is run and maintained by the Tulsa government in partnership with the University of Tulsa.
The museum also offers various art education programs that cater to people of all ages. Gilcrease possesses a certain charm that people from all over the world visits the museum northwest from Tulsa’s downtown.
The closest hotel is Quality Inn Tulsa-Downtown West located 1.2 miles away.
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd, Tulsa, OK 74127