Through the generosity of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the former Tulsa Paper Company building is being transformed into an artistic center that, in addition to housing TU's Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, will be home to Philbrook Downtown, the 108 Contemporary and the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Neighbors In The Tulsa Paper Company Building
This satellite space to Philbrook's original 23-acre campus enables Philbrook to dedicate significant modern gallery space to the Eugene B. Adkins and Philbrook's own Native American Art Collections as well as Philbrook's growing collection of modern and contemporary art.
Fine craft is a vital part of Oklahoma's artistic tradition. 108 Contemporary, which supports Oklahoma's contemporary craft artists by connecting them to audiences and opportunities through education, recognition and exhibition programs, is also in the building.
Woody Guthrie Archives
The Woody Guthrie Archives were purchased by the George Kaiser Family Foundation in 2011 from Woody Guthrie Publications in New York. The foundation is creating a permanent home in the renovated Tulsa Paper Company building for the archives, which contain Guthrie's lyrics, journals, original artwork and ephemera. The Guthrie collection will be available for research and educational purposes.
Neighbors Across The Way
Guthrie Green Park
Guthrie Green is an urban garden and performance space in the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa (one square block between Cameron Street, Cincinnati Avenue, Brady Street and Boston Avenue). Accommodating visitors looking for a peaceful escape or family activities, the park features a stage, The Dock pavilion, tree-lined paths, shade structures, water features and a large lawn.
Arts & Humanities Council's Hardesty Arts Center
The new 42,000-square-foot Hardesty Arts Center opened in December 2012. The facility offers classrooms, gallery and studio space to promote the Arts & Humanities Council's arts education programs. The center offers local artists opportunities for professional growth, as well as to enhance regional, national and international partnerships for the cultural benefit of Tulsa.