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LOCATION USA

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2022*

BUDGET $75,000,000

SUMMARY

The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is named after Thomas Gilcrease who built the fine art and American history museum in 1940. First opened to the public nine years later, the museum’s collection includes over 350,000 objects including a major collection of American West art and objects. Despite the quality of its collections, the institution currently attracts just 80,000 visitors a year. In July 2019, the City of Tulsa announced Flintco was selected to lead the ‘Vision Tulsa’ construction project. They will work with city officials, as well as the Gilcrease Museum, Gallagher & Associates, and SmithGroup and 1 Architecture on the renovation project. The $75 million project aims to improve the museum’s design to to create a visitor-friendly museum that’s easy to navigate, engaging and shows more of the Gilcrease collection. In addition to a major overhaul of the museum’s interiors, the project also includes a new museum store, a Discovery Center for children and underground car parking. In February 2020 it was announced after surveying the current structure, which consists of a 1913 building and four layers of renovations and extensions, that a brand new facility would be the most prudent option. SmithGroup recommended constructing an entirely new facility that provides increased gallery space to show more of the Gilcrease collection, as well as accommodating exciting travelling exhibitions and ensure the preservation of the museum’s invaluable art, artifacts and documents. Currently a new timeline for this work has yet to be announced. Prior to this, construction was anticipated to begin in early 2021, with the museum complete by 2022. (Updated 12 February 2020)

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CONTACTS

Gilcrease Museum

1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
USA


Sandi Freeman
Director of Operations
+1 918 596 2754
sandi-freeman@utulsa.edu

Frank Mulhern
Director of Development
+1 918 596 2756
frank-mulhern@utulsa.edu

Susan Neil
Executive Director
+1 918 596 2710
susan-neal@utulsa.edu

Flintco

1624 W. 21st St.
Tulsa, OK 74107
USA

+1  918 587 8451

1 Architecture

1319 E 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
USA

+1 918 764 9996
info@1architecture.com

SmithGroup

899 Logan Street, Suite 508
Denver, CO 80203
USA

+1 303 832 3272
Brad Woodman
Denver Office Director
brad.woodman@smithgroup.com

Gallagher & Associates

8665 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
USA

+1 301 656 7575
Gretchen Coss
Director of Business Development
bd@gallagherdesign.com