Good Morning Folks,
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share a unique place to make Valentine’s Day special. Gentlemen, I know us ladies put the work all on you, so I am going to help you out here and share a unique place to surprise your special lady with. Ladies, I have publicly confessed my dear husband is an all time FAIL at Valentine’s Day, so I have taken it into my own hands to plan our Valentine’s Day sweet escape! I HIGHLY suggest that if you have the same issue; I am sure your hubby will happily hand over the date night planning to you.
I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma; if you have not been there then you should visit. I am so accustomed to the hillside views of our Missouri countryside, but was blown away with what Oklahoma had to offer me…AMAZING! I had the unique opportunity to visit two extraordinary museums inside Tulsa Oklahoma, today I am going share with you a few of my thoughts about Gilcrease Museum of Arts. Here's a Hint….I want to go back!
Breathtaking Views and a Delightful Lunch….
Gilcrease Museum of Art; both indoor and outdoor, this place will leave you in awe. From the moment, I entered the parking lot of Gilcrease Museum I knew I was in for a treat. Nestled in the Osage Hills, the view from the dining hall was so spectacular I could barely focus to eat…normally that is not a challenge for me. The Restaurant at Gilcrease is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, and offers a traditional Sunday brunch.
The Breathtaking Views inside the Museum….
It is no lie that I am no art “expert”, I do certainly love art, but unlike most people that frequent art galleries, it is for the scenery. When visiting an art gallery, I want to look at the art and imagine myself there, imagine if I was there what would I be doing, how would I feel. On my visit Gilcrease Museum of Art, my unique taste for art was entirely satisfied. With a long Native American ancestry, I have always wondered what life must have been like for my Great Grandfather and his family. On my tour of Gilcrease Museum, I had the opportunity to satisfy my curiosity with many traditional and modern pieces of Native American art and artifacts.
Gilcrease Museum of Art’s collection is an art collection of the Americas featuring artist such as William Robinson Leigh, Charles Marion Russell, Charles Schreyvogel, and many others. With over 10,000 peices in the collection you are sure to find something that catches your eye.
A view of the outside….Now Gentlemen, while you say GAG me at the thought of looking like one of those sappy fellows on that last romance movie that she forced you to watch, BUT just trust me on this. You can win your ladies heart, earn bragging rights, and extra brownie points with a stroll through Gilcrease’s Garden. The Pre-Columbian, Pioneer, Colonial, Victorian, and the rock gardens are just stunning, and perfectly laid out for a sunny day stroll. Gilcrease Museum’s outside gardens and park are open 6:00 am to 11:00 pm a sunset stroll along the mystic pathways will top off your visit to the beautiful Gilcrease Museum of Arts.
Gilcrease Museum of Arts is located at 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road in Tulsa Oklahoma. The museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday….Closed on Sunday and Christmas Day. For more information on admission fees, special events, or exhibits please visit their website.
Have an Adventurous Day!