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Thomas Gilcrease and the Making of an American Treasure

Gilcrease Museum June 6, 2009 - January 10, 2010 Gilcrease owns over 410,000 items of priceless art, artifacts and archival materials, but space constraints only allow a small percentage of the permanent collection to be on display at any given time. 25 years of Thomas Gilcrease's collection will be on show for Tulsa to see in this exhibit. “These works are impressive on their own, but together in an exhibition of this magnitude, they speak to the foresight Gilcrease saw in creating this national treasure,” said Duane King, Vice President for Museum Affairs for The University of Tulsa and Executive Director of Gilcrease Museum. “Thomas Gilcrease’s passion for collecting the most important works of art and historical items from the American West and this hemisphere is truly apparent throughout the exhibition.” This exhibition will be the largest and most comprehensive display of original Gilcrease holdings ever assembled.

  • More than 300 objects, ranging from premier works of art to priceless artifacts and significant historical documents
  • Gilcrease's first art purchase, Rural Courtship by Daniel Ridgeway Knight
  • The Beaver Effigy Platform Pipe excavated in Pike County, Illinois - one of the finest artifacts of prehistoric North America made by the Hopewell people, about 200 A.D.
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