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Tulsa

Philbrook Museum Of Art

The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma is an art museum housed in part in a 1920’s villa, situated on 23 acres of formal and informal gardens. The original structure is the former home of Oklahoma oil pioneer Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve (Elliott) Phillips. As of 2007, the museum has a staff of 60 and an operating budget of nearly $6 million.

The museum opened October 25, 1939. It was known as the Philbrook Art Center until 1987, when the name was changed to Philbrook Museum of Art. The collection housed at the Philbrook Museum of Art includes works from Giovanni Bellini, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, William Merritt Chase, Leonardo Drew, Arturo Herrera, Charles Loloma, Maria Martinez, Thomas Moran, Fritz Scholder, Tanzio da Varallo, Rachel Whiteread, and Andrew Wyeth. The museum serves an average of 149,000 visitors annually.

Collection :
Philbrook Museum of Art houses exhibitions from around the world. The permanent collection encompasses European, American, Native American, Modern and ContemporaryArt and Design, African, Asian and Antiquities. The collection includes works from Giovanni Bellini, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, William Merritt Chase, Leonardo Drew, Arturo Herrera, Charles Loloma, Maria Martinez, Thomas Moran, Fritz Scholder, Tanzio da Varallo, Rachel Whiteread, and Andrew Wyeth.

Other features :
The La Villa Restaurant at Philbrook offers lunch Tuesday through Saturday and also a Sunday brunch. The museum also has a gift shop, The Museum Shop at Philbrook, open Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant seats up to 100 people. The museum also offers walking tours of the gardens and a free audio tour of the history of Villa Philbrook. The gardens feature native Oklahoma plants and a refurbished creek. The museum also offers event spaces. The Williams Conference Center seats 75 to 80 people and the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall, an auditorium performance hall, seats up to 236 people.