“The most important thing to understand about today’s museum visitor is that one size does not fit all.”
“Nearly a decade into the successful partnership between Gilcrease Museum and The University of Tulsa, these two unique organizations continue to collaborate, foster interest and raise awareness about their unparalleled collections.”
Through Bank of America’s generosity, tens of thousands of students have had the opportunity to visit Gilcrease with their classmates at little to no cost to their schools.
The three-year, $277,566 grant will support the cataloging and imaging of 1,500 American Indian ethnographic items under stewardship of Gilcrease Museum.
Gilcrease’s new Drop-in Studio program provides opportunities to explore various materials, processes and concepts under the guidance of a teaching artist on three Sundays each month.
Exploring The Big Trail promises to provide valuable insights into the production of the film, an understanding of how the American West has been presented to audiences around the world and the role Westerns played in shaping the mythology of the West.
“In 2016, while researching Native American paintings in the Gilcrease collection, I found Portrait of an Indian Man deep in the vaults.”