Gilcrease Museum Launches New Website

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gilcrease Museum, home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, is excited to announce the launch of its new website.

More than just a redesign, the new Gilcrease website has been built from the ground up following a completely new architecture to aid in site navigation. Additionally, the site has unique features that showcase the breadth of the Gilcrease collection, and calls special attention to the museum's education programs as well as the Gilcrease gardens, museum store and restaurant.

gilcrease home pageThe new website, gilcrease.utulsa.edu, offers Gilcrease visitors and supporters a richer, more interactive experience with the museum. The new site includes image galleries that feature art, archival and anthropological material from current and past exhibitions as well as the museum's collection, a video gallery, and an online ticket purchasing system.

The new site has been a major initiative of The University of Tulsa, which manages the museum in a private/public partnership with the City of Tulsa. The TU/Gilcrease Web team is encouraging the public to explore the site and browse the new features and content.

While appropriate steps have been taken to transition from the old site to the new website, there remains a possibility that unforeseen issues might arise. Please notify TU Web Communications if any problems or errors arise. These issues may be reported to web-communications@utulsa.edu. Please be as specific as possible in describing issues, as this will help the web team address these problems more quickly.

While the launch represents a significant accomplishment, this marks the completion of Phase I of the new Gilcrease Web development plans.

Members of the TU/Gilcrease Web communications team will be working to enhance the site further during the coming months. Future plans to digitize the collection will provide for expanded site content.

About Gilcrease Museum

Gilcrease Museum, located in Tulsa, Okla., is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, including an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as thousands of historical documents, maps and manuscripts. Gilcrease Museum's charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the Osage Hills just northwest of downtown Tulsa for a glimpse into America's past.

The museum is owned by the City of Tulsa, which has partnered with The University of Tulsa to steward the museum. Gilcrease Museum hours are: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to exceptional temporary and permanent exhibitions, the museum features themed gardens that have been developed on 23 of the museum's 460 acres. The Restaurant at Gilcrease serves lunch Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3p.m., and offers a Sunday brunch.

Admission is:

  • $8 for adults
  • $6 for seniors (62 and older)
  • $6 for active duty members of the U.S. military
  • $5 for college students with valid ID
  • Children 18 and under are free
  • TU Tuesday – first Tuesday of every month. Free admission.

Call 918-596-2700 for more information, or visit the museum's website, gilcrease.utulsa.edu.