Sightseeing in Broken Arrow


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  • The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
    What began in 1965 as a traveling exhibit from the Jewish Museum in New York transformed into a permanent space for art pieces that encompass various aspects of Jewish life. The museum now bears the name of its first curator, Tulsa native Sherwin Miller, whose dedication to Judaism and art embodies the museum’s mission to "preserve and share the legacy of Jewish art, history and culture." To cultivate its educational environment, The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art maintains permanent collections such as the Jewish History and Culture exhibition, in which visitors can peruse fine art in the form of brilliantly colored tapestries by Israeli artist Reuven Rubin and archeological artifacts from the Middle Bronze Age through the Iron Age. Other displays include the Kaiser Holocaust Exhibition on the first floor and the Oklahoma Jewish Experience, which tells the stories of immigrants and showcases memorabilia from Oklahoma synagogues and families. In addition to its collections, the museum also showcases rotating exhibits of visiting works of art and seasonal educational displays with craft projects geared toward specific holidays.
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    2021 E 71st St
    Tulsa, OK US
  • Tulsa Air and Space Museum
    The Tulsa Air and Space Museum explores the history of aerial propulsion, from propeller planes to rockets. The standing exhibits offer visitors a chance to get up close to real equipment or try their hand at piloting within simulators. An actual MD-80 aircraft standing outside of the museum?it's soon to be the centerpiece of an interactive exhibit on aeronautics, but for now it's content to inspire anyone who looks upon it. For those interested in more than gazing, hourly tours are offered which include a cockpit visit and short video. Equally incredible (though perhaps not quite as large) are exhibits that focus on the World War II, the Space Age, and celebrate the history of aeronautics. The museum also features a planetarium with hourly shows that give an idea of just how large the universe truly is.
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    3624 North 74th East Avenue
    Tulsa, OK US
  • Gilcrease Museum
    Thomas Gilcrease learned to love the American West as a boy growing up in the Oklahoma Territory during the early 1900s, but it took a trip to Europe to ignite his passion for preserving and sharing the region's distinctive culture and history. Inspired by the vast displays of Old World artwork he viewed during his overseas travels, he used the wealth he amassed in Oklahoma's oil fields to assemble an immense collection of art and artifacts. This collection found its current home in 1949 when Gilcrease founded what would become the Gilcrease Museum. The museum's exhibit halls, library shelves, and refrigerator doors brim with historically and culturally significant pieces, including more than 10,000 Western American artworks by nationally renowned painters and sculptors, 100,000 rare books, maps, and manuscripts, and 250,000 Native American artifacts. Although exhibits change throughout the year, they tend to explore the impact of westward expansion while also celebrating the region's natural beauty and honoring its roots in Native American culture. Beyond its walls, the Gilcrease Museum features 23 acres of themed gardens, which embrace landscaping design and agricultural practices from the pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Victorian eras, among others. These gardens allow visitors to interact with displays that are simultaneously historical and alive, serving as a symbolic reminder of western America's cultural growth and development.
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    1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
    Tulsa, OK US
  • Tulsa Historical Society
    The building that houses the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum doesn't just contain historical artifacts?it's a piece of history itself. Built in 1919 by Sam and Julie Travis during the prosperous years of Tulsa's second oil boom, the mansion sits on 28,000 square feet of manicured landscape that now houses a Vintage Garden brimming with architectural artifacts and bronze sculptures. Of course, this is just part of the history museum's draw. In the years since its 1963 founding, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum has amassed a collection of more than 65,000 photographs, 10,000 books and manuscripts, and 6,000 other objects that bear the essence of Tulsa or Oklahoma history, ranging from furniture and fine art to military uniforms and civilian clothing. Curators pull from this ever-growing collection to create themed exhibitions in the museum's eight separate galleries. Every exhibition changes at least once a year, giving repeat visitors a chance to make new discoveries about Tulsa's history.
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    2445 S Peoria Ave.
    Tulsa, OK US
  • Woody Guthrie Center
    Though born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912, Woody Guthrie might as well have hailed from California or the New York island, the red-wood forest or the Gulf Stream waters. Most famous for penning "This Land Is Your Land," Woody emerged as a major songwriter in early 20th-century American folk music; his written work and quest for social justice would influence everyone from Pete Seeger to Bob Dylan. Woody's fiddle, guitar, and mandolin grace the center's gallery, while the Woody's Footsteps exhibit lets visitor retrace his journeys across the nation without having to sleep in train cars. Plenty of Woody's recordings are available for listening; and if so inspired, visitors can even write their own original verses at the museum's lyric-writing station. Beyond preserving Woody's legacy, the center hosts year-round performances by musicians Woody has influenced, including Ronny Cox and Jay Farrar.
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    102 East MB Brady Street
    Tulsa, OK US
  • Price Tower Arts Center
    Looming 19 stories above the Oklahoma landscape, the Price Tower Arts Center was originally designed as the world headquarters for the pipeline masters of the H.C. Price Company. However, even at the time of its opening in 1956, the Prairie-style cantilevered building's origin far outstripped the reputation of its intended tenants: the tower is Frank Lloyd Wright's only completed skyscraper. The H.C. Price Company moved on in 1981, but its famous former home remained; today, the National Historic Landmark stands tall as the Price Tower Arts Center—a monument to American architecture and design of the 20th century. Inside, a range of rotating special exhibits often focus on the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as works by modern artists, both past and living, from around around the world. These exhibitions include work from the center's permanent collection, which spans drawings, furniture, textiles, and samples of building design from some of the era's finest architectural minds. Docents regularly reveal facts about these pieces of art, and the design of the building itself, on guided tours to its 19th-floor executive offices, art-filled lower mezzanines, and the secret shark tank under the elevator.
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    510 S Dewey Ave
    Bartlesville, OK US

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