Gilcrease enjoys well-deserved coverage in The Wall Street Journal

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gilcrease Museum's archival treasures, fine art works, and expansive anthropological collection recently captured the imagination of a writer for The Wall Street Journal.

The July 18 article extols: "Within, the real excitement begins. You find a mini-Smithsonian collection (300,000 objects, plus 100,000 books and papers in the archives) of the arts of the Americas, not just the 4,500 paintings of and from the American West but a range of materials in different media that originated everywhere from the Arctic to the Andes."

The story comes as Gilcrease, owned by the City of Tulsa, celebrates its fifth anniversary of partnership with The University of Tulsa. In its role as steward of the museum and its collections, TU leverages its nationally recognized academic expertise in western American history, art history, anthropology, and archaeology to preserve and advance the museum.

Melani Hamilton