Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West. In addition, Gilcrease offers an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, a hands-on, interactive exhibition highlighting the art, culture and history of Mexico, and a distinguished collection of historical manuscripts, documents, and maps.
Nestled in one of Tulsa’s first neighborhoods is an Italianate villa set in 23-acres of lush gardens and tranquil grounds. Inside, the grandeur of Oklahoma’s oil-rich 1920s is preserved and showcased along with fine art collections from around the globe.
The museum frames the family tomb in the sunken garden. Spread across the southern horizon is the Tiawah Valley. The 20-acre museum grounds, purchased by Will Rogers in 1911 for $500 an acre, was his planned retirement home site. Following his untimely death, the land was donated by his widow and children along with great parts of the collection.
Offers nature trails, a petting zoo, Native American heritage center, Oklahoma oil history, and the Phillips family mausoleum in addition to the main museum and preserve.
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
Yes, we are the largest private gun collection in the world, and a whole lot more! Come check us out.
The Performing Arts
The Midwestern Theater Troupe is an independent theater organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma that operates the Nightingale Theater, an alternative performance space for local and touring companies.
Signature Symphony at TCC
Professional orchestra in residence at Tulsa Community College, the Signature Symphony at TCC offers outstanding performances and creative programming in the elegant setting of the VanTrease Performing Arts Center
Since 1922, Theatre Tulsa has been a part of the culture of Tulsa, entertaining the community for 82 years. Theatre Tulsa and its supporters share a rich legacy of bringing music, laughter, and drama to the people.
Tulsa Ballet was founded in 1956 by husband and wife, Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, dancers internationally known for their style in the grand Ballet Russe tradition, and musician Rosalie Talbot. The artistic mission of the Company has remained constant throughout the years.
Tulsa Opera performs Faust, Ariadne Auf Naxos and Marriage of Figaro during its 2005-2006 season. Tulsa Opera is the 18th oldest opera company in North America and ranked among the top ten regional opera companies in the United States.
Tulsa Oratorio Chorus
The Tulsa Oratorio Chorus has been in existence since January 1992. It is an organization comprised of very talented, volunteer musicians. Our current roster of 140 members has joined together from diverse professional lives to share our love of great choral music and the art of its performance.
TSO is a major orchestra with a variety of performances and concerts, in-school events, community-engagement programs, classroom lessons, collaborative master classes, and the Orchestra intends to invigorate and broaden arts education all across the City of Tulsa and surrounding region.
Built from 1912 to 1914, the Brady Theater is a Tulsa tradition and a Midwestern entertainment landmark. One of the last remaining theaters of its kind.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center houses five theatres and a large reception hall. More than a quarter of a million people visit the Center each year to attend a performance from one of Tulsa’s acclaimed arts groups, to sample national and international talent, and to view the PAC’s extensive art collection.
The Council focuses on arts education, life-long learning, and meaningful community art partnerships. The Council brings Tulsans opportunities to expand their horizons through public workshops, lectures, and symposiums.
The Arts in Tulsa
ArtsInTulsa.com is a centralized Website that promotes and sells Art by Tulsa Artists
LivingArts of Tulsa
Living Arts is a an organization dedicated to new concepts in art and performance. Their Day of the Dead festival has become a local tradition for Tulsans.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
The mission of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is to inspire creativity and self-expression. To improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans through preservation, education and performance of jazz, our uniquely American art form. Click the links for video tours:
Images and documentary about historically significant abandoned or forgotten buildings in Tulsa.
Tulsa Artists’ Coalition Gallery
The Tulsa Artists’ Coalition Gallery is located in Tulsa’s downtown Brady Arts District. TAC is a nonprofit organization of artists and art supporters, formed to encourage and support emerging and established contemporary artists, and to foster the development of new forms and multidisciplinary work in Tulsa and surrounding communities.
Tulsa Glass Blowing
Sarah Diggdon is the glass artist, teacher and owner of a blown glass studio called Tulsa Gathering Place
Tulsa Overground Film Festival
Tulsa Overground is an annual nonprofit, non-competitive film and music festival showcasing the freshest, and most innovative artists from around the world. A cinematic grab bag of first-time filmmakers, student directors, professional lensers, and big name auteurs.