See work ranging from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary genres at Philbrook Museum of Art. Partially housed inside the 1920s villa of the influential Phillips' family, the museum features European, Asian, African, and Native American artwork housed in galleries that were once the family's rooms. Join a Westby sculpture walk through all the three-dimensional work on the grounds. Be sure to leave time to stroll the gardens. Plan to visit Philbrook Museum of Art and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tulsa attractions using our Tulsa trip itinerary planner.
Philbrook Museum of Art reviews
My daughter and I were in town for a wedding and decided to check out the museum as they were currently hosting works from Rembrandt, Monet and Renoir. The museum experience did not disappoint. The...
My daughter and I were in town for a wedding and decided to check out the museum as they were currently hosting works from Rembrandt, Monet and Renoir. The museum experience did not disappoint. The... more »
What a hidden gem. The grounds are absolutely amazing and they had some really interesting art…not sure I’m a fan of Frida Kahlo…it doesn’t help that she reminds if was the global gym female player...
What a hidden gem. The grounds are absolutely amazing and they had some really interesting art…not sure I’m a fan of Frida Kahlo…it doesn’t help that she reminds if was the global gym female player... more »
A very special art gallery qns museum housed in a stunning villa on beautiful grounds. A wonderful collection fo art including a lor of work by indigenous artists.. a great way to spend a quiet...
A very special art gallery qns museum housed in a stunning villa on beautiful grounds. A wonderful collection fo art including a lor of work by indigenous artists.. a great way to spend a quiet... more »
Duration: 2-3 hours Parking: ample free parking in a paid parking lot surrounding the mansion; however during special exhibits you have to park along the side of the street and it can be a bit tight. Beautiful mansion home that was once owned by the family that founded Phillips gasoline stations. Today the museum is a curated collection of art ranging from native American to American landscapes European and modern. The highlight for us though was wandering the grounds in the beautiful manicured Gardens and fountains right outside the mansion. We spent about an hour in the Mansion itself viewing the permanent exhibit, and an hour and a half to two hours exploring the grounds.
Amazingly diverse museum. Works of art from many different time periods, regions, genre...the house itself has amazing architecture and is art in itself. The gardens have plenty to explore and there are hands on crafts and activities for children as well. Plan on being here for 3-4 hours easily and you will still feel like you haven't seen everything. I definitely plan to make another trip or two.
The grounds, our main reason for visiting, were gorgeous. Amid sculptures are a broad variety of decorative plant life, all of it fitted expertly into a compelling landscape design. The art museum itself is housed in the stunning former home of oilman Waite Phillips, who built an Italian Renaissance style palace in the late 1920s (a wing was added in 1990 to create larger gallery space). The exhibits are a tidy mix of classic and modern. Props to the energetic people who keep this gem going.
Philbrook’s garden is absolutely stunning! I was taken aback at the beauty of the pristine landscaping! The inside exhibits were adequate. It may be better to visit when there’s a traveling exhibit for more variety. The gift shop is nice and well stocked! I can’t wait to come back and visit this museum!
Absolutely stunning. The grounds are regal, playful and whimsical and each area is a completely different theme. The stained glass house, and victory garden were delightful. The architecture is beautiful and the historic sculptures that are part of the building are evocative. The basements pottery collection and the Egyptian room brought me back to visits to Egypt and Arizona and New Mexico’s indigenous regions. So much history and beautiful art! Highly recommend, we will be back.
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