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Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $3, you get one adult admission ($7.50 value) to the Philbrook Museum of Art.
Your Groupon gives you access to all of the museum's collections and exhibits, including Bookworks II: Exploring the Book as Art. To discover how books’ traditional format can be manipulated, this exhibition explores books as aesthetic collaborations between authors, artists, and craftsmen (click here to see upcoming exhibits). Philbrook’s permanent collections display Oklahoman art as well as African art, Asian art, contemporary art, Italian Renaissance art, and Native American art. Highlights include a tondo (circular picture) by Leonardo da Vinci’s contemporary Piero di Cosimo as well as 19th-century master Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s Gardeyses de Porce, which has shades of blended oil colors so subtle they make ROYGBIV fridge magnets look like old buttons.
The museum is located inside a 1927 Renaissance-inspired, 72-room villa on 23 acres of elegantly manicured gardens. Discover the origins of Villa Philbrook, including how the building was designed, when it was constructed, and why it was donated in 1938. Perhaps the most underrated art is found outdoors in the gardens. The bountiful grounds are currently in bloom and create a nature paradise for foliage fanatics and casual art hearts alike.
10Best.com lists the Philbrook Museum of Art as one of Tulsa's best attractions:
- Be swept away by Italian Renaissance paintings, captivated by Native American artwork, and inspired by 20th century American art.
- Philbrook has wonderful traveling exhibits but their permanent collection is definitely worth seeing...The docents are helpful and informative. One of our favorites, and fortunately for us, close to home. – EdwardsTulsa, TripAdvisor
- Great place to go and learn about art, plenty of famous artists paintings and art, great for kids to go on a field trip. Enjoyable for any age... – Anonymous, Insider Pages
- Outside of the home are spectacular gardens. They include a pretty Rock Garden and Water Garden. The gardens can be viewed without paying admission to the museum, and they are worth a visit on their own. – hersplash, IgoUgo
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About Philbrook Museum of Art
Since its founding 75 years ago in a graceful 1920s mansion, Philbrook Museum of Art has grown to become one of the preeminent art museums of the central United States. The cornerstone of its permanent collection is its wide-ranging survey of Native American art, from traditional basketry to 20th-century paintings. Other highlights include Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the Kress Foundation and an American art collection including 15 paintings by Andrew Wyeth.
Outside, the museum's 23 acres of grounds includes a lush garden whose trails run alongside native Oklahoma plants and plants that relocated to Oklahoma after college. An architectural addition features an auditorium, restaurant, library, and education studios, many of which host the Philbrook's 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. The Philbrook's growing modern and contemporary art collections can be found at a satellite campus in downtown Tulsa, which also contains the Eugene B. Adkins Collection and Study Center of Native American Art.