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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Museum
Ranked #2 of 114 things to do in Tulsa
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Owner description: The world's largest collection of art from the American West is housed at this museum, which is also well stocked with Native American artifacts and artwork. Thematic gardens reflect the gardening styles of different time periods.
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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“must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

well worth the visit. one of kind western art museum. Museum has beautiful water colors from many famous Native Americans along with artifacts.

Visited March 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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“A fun educational place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We find the Gilcrease museum a great place to wander around and enjoy the art and culture of Native America plus art of the American West. The museum is located on the west side of Tulsa in a lovely hilly area. For younger people there is the Kravis center with drawers full of labeled Native American artifacts that are all cataloged in nearby computers.

Visited July 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Native Artifact Collection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Don't miss the gardens - they're just beautiful!

Gilcrease houses a great collection of Native art, but personally, I love going to the basement, where they keep an archive of artifacts from different tribes. The collection is HUGE, so you may want to budget a couple of hours.

Also of note, a statue of Simon Bolivar in the front. I'm not sure what he's doing there, but my South American friends are always amazed to find a statue of him in Oklahoma.

Visited December 2012
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Glendive
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27 reviews
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“Impressive Collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

The value of the works housed in Gilcrease is impressive. Some of the masters of western art can be seen including Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and CM Russell. I was fortunate enough to see a traveling show of works by Edgar Payne. The show was masterfully displayed in numerous rooms that grouped together similar pieces of work. You could easily spend a whole day here.

Visited February 2013
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“A top museum for Western and Native American art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This was our second visit to the Gilcrease, the first being 3-4 years ago. it was just as exciting on this visit as our first. What a collection! An added plus was the museum's collection of native American art that traveled to the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy from about August 2012 until January 2013. Remarkable to think of the reception there of the collection. The Gilcrease grounds are beautiful, and we had a fine view from our comfortable table overlooking them.

Visited October 2013
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