Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Muesem

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. Gilcrease hired architect Alexandre Hogue to design a museum on his property to display his treasures. At Gilcrease Museum, the anthropology collections and the work of the department of anthropology focus on the cultural history of North, Central, and South America. The collections comprise 300,000 artifacts, covering prehistoric and historic archaeology and ethnographic materials from Native American, Hispanic, pre-Columbian, and Anglo-American cultural traditions. The archival collection at Gilcrease Museum contains over 100,000 books, manuscripts, documents, and maps ranging from 1494 to the present. From fifth grade till the end of high school we would always take a field trip to the museum. I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to see so many great artifacts and exhibits at Gilcrease.

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