Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Reframe your perspective with this Groupon.
$40 for One-Year Family Membership ($80 Value)
- Unlimited free admission for up to two named adult members
- 15% - 20% discounts on classes, camps, and workshops
- Complementary invitations for two to special exhibition previews
- 10% discount at the Museum Shop and La Villa restaurant
- Free subscription to Philbrook, the Magazine for Members
The museum's current exhibitions include Rural America, a collection of prints from the 1930s through the 1950s (through Sunday, April 21), The Hollywood Portraits of George Hurell, whose Tinseltown subjects included Marlene Dietrich (through Sunday, June 30), and Aphrodite and the Gods of Love (through Sunday, May 26), a exhibition of more than 120 artifacts that describe and celebrate the story of the goddess Aphrodite. Membership includes admission to the forthcoming satellite facility, Philbrook Downtown, opening June 14th, 2013.
Family Membership covers children ages 17 and under.
Philbrook Museum of Art
In 1926, oilman Waite Phillips commissioned a Renaissance-style villa on his 23 acres of Tulsa land. Finished in 1927, the structure served as his home until 1938, when Phillips decided to focus on a different kind of oil: oil painting. He converted his 72-room mansion and all 23 acres into the Philbrook Museum of Art, which houses an extensive collection to this day.
Its international pieces range from African word sculptures and an 18th-century Chinese porcelain docai vase to funerary objects flanking an Egyptian mummiform coffin. From its homeland, the Philbrook showcases Native American basketry and paintings spanning the 18th through 21st centuries, including 15 works by Andrew Wyeth. Outside, the museum's remaining acreage hosts a lush garden whose trails run alongside native Oklahoma plants and plants that relocated to Oklahoma after college.
Along with permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Philbrook stakes its claim as a cultural hub with interactive, enlightening programs and events. In the summer, these include daytime art camps for six- to 12-year-olds and a nighttime film series that screens features in the garden.