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“A variety of visual images”

Philbrook Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 117 things to do in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This vast art museum, housed in an Italian style villa, has numerous exhibits from European, American, Asian, Native American and African artists and is surrounded by acres of lush gardens.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This Phillips family mansion turned into a museum is a feast for visual beauty. The building and gardens (even in late October)were beautiful. The various art collections included Native American, African, Asian, American and European art and sculptures. The collection of native American pottery was outstanding. The temporary exhibit of 1920's to 1940's photographs of movie stars was a pleasant experience.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I were in town for an event and took a few hours to explore the Philbrook. We started inside and finished by taking a tour of the gardens. The landscape design was engaging and drew you through the space. There were numerous picturesque views that were no accident, yet did not seem contrived. Great thought went into placement of art, plants and waterways to engage and delight. Definitely worth the price.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We had NOT planned to see the inside of the mansion, as we are NOT art buffs. We only wanted to stroll through the gardens, & had been told that there was no fee for just viewing the gardens or to dine at the restaurant. However, the gardens were all gated, so we did have to pay a fee to see them too. There is NOT, however, a fee just to dine in the restaurant. We decided to eat lunch there,and it was delicious, but expensive! We did tour the gardens, and the inside of the mansion, all 3 floors. There are ramps & elevators for handicapped. The gardens are very well-maintained with a staff of 13 full-time gardeners, statues & fountains throughout, and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing them! We also enjoyed viewing the different rooms in the mansion, seeing the different molding/crownwork & fireplaces in each room, and the several stained-glass windows. Again, we are NOT art buffs, but there is some beautiful art located within also. The North wing seems to be going through remodeling, so were only able to view the rest of the mansion. There's also a wonderful gift & souvenir shop!

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a jewel of an art museum in the heart of a beautiful historic neighborhood of Tulsa, a must see. Plan time as well to stroll the beautiful gardens.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

As others have noted this place is a great combination of buildings and grounds. The art collection is impressive. The main floor is largely given up to European artists with Italian and French and a smattering of American. Be sure to check out the peasant girl first one on the left as you enter the main floor gallery. My personal favorite.
There are several Picasso and several Rodin works. The upper floor has a series of impressionist pieces I found compelling. Then there are the grounds and gardens, worth the price of admission by themselves. If visiting Tulsa this is a definite must see. Regular admission is $9 or $7 for seniors and students. Open 10 to 5 and til 8 Thursday. Closed Monday.
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