Explore 20,000 items from Gilcrease Museum's collection, totaling more than 350,000 art, archive, anthropology and library materials that span 13,500 years of North American history and art.
These selected items are offered with enlargements for close viewing.
Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) remains one of the most significant American artists of the early 20th century. In his lifetime, he completed more than 4,000 paintings and sculptures, many of which have become fundamental cultural icons — essential images of western American life.
By an historic measure, the American Southwest is an ancient place.
The Taos Society of Artist helped create one of the major schools of American painting
John Ross (1790-1866) was Principal Chief of the Cherokee during the most critical time in Cherokee history - the Cherokee Removal Period and the establishment of the Cherokee Nation. Gilcrease Museum is proud to be the home of the John Ross Papers, a collection of rare documents spanning over 11 linear feet of shelving space and comprised of more than 2,000 documents.
Late 1800s -- Early 1900s | Leather, Glass Beads, Cotton String
The Gilcrease Art Collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints represents artists and subjects from across North America. From colonial portraiture in New England, to 20th century modernism in the Southwest, to contemporary Native American artists, the collection features more than 13,000 artworks spanning 400 years, forming one of the world’s most comprehensive views of American art.
Anthropology is the study of humanity in all dimensions: cultural, social, historical, biological, and linguistic.
500 - 1000 CE | earthenware
1907 | ink and watercolor on paper
1925 | Oil on canvas
Explore artworks by the Kiowa Six and other important Native American artists
1926 | bronze
circa 1900 | Earthenware
Experience the grandeur and vastness of the American landscape
The Gilcrease collection provides a strong cross-cultural sampling that demonstrates the contributions women artists have made to the evolution of art-making in their respective realms, in both Native American and Euro-American cultures.
When Fenella G. France, Ph.D. (U.S. Library of Congress) came to Gilcrease Museum in January to examine the founding documents of the United States in the archival collection, she was in for a surprise.
1962 | Oil on canvas
1866 | oil on canvas