Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa is Worth the Visit

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According to their website, the Gilcrease Museum in west Tulsa houses the world’s largest collection of western art and artifacts. The museum is in an area of Tulsa which offers amazing views from atop the hill on which the museum is located. As you enter the beautifully landscaped grounds, you will see a variety of bronze sculptures, along with seasonal gardens. This time of year things were a bit bare, but it was still peaceful, with the birds singing the woods beyond the museum. Inside, we were greeted by a large Christmas tree in the lobby. As we headed into the museum, my daughter and I picked up some activity backpacks which are free of charge and come in several different themes. We enjoyed a variety of galleries, along with a special hands on area for children which focused on the ancient civilizations of Central and South America. There was a fossil dig, pottery shards to examine, and other related crafts. We also sat and sketched in one of the galleries. True to the museum’s claim, they had a large variety of western art and bronze sculptures. It was nice and warm inside the galleries, and we learned a lot about western art from the informative backpacks and information cards which were available around the museum. I would not recommend it for young children, unless they are in a stroller (there are strollers available for free), as the guards seem to eye small children very carefully. If you do keep them in a stroller, the children’s area is a wonderful place to let them run around. All in all, a very nice way to spend a cold, drizzly day.

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