Online Collections

25,763 items online and counting…

Encounter the beauty and world of ideas from Gilcrease Museum, wherever you are, through our online collections database. With art, archive, anthropology, and library collections of more than 400,000 items, our team is on a quest to make the extensive Gilcrease collections available to the world.

To date, we have added 25,763 items online representing the full range of art, archive, anthropology, and library collections available in the museum. In recent years, through rapid cataloguing techniques and state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the Gilcrease team has been able to quickly produce electronic records and quality imagery. Additionally, through the generous support of many donors, collections including the Charles M. Russell Research Collection (Britzman)—our largest digital curation effort—and the John Ross Papers (Cherokee Nation) have been conserved, catalogued and photographed.  

This searchable database will give you a taste of the breadth and depth of Gilcrease where objects foster new ideas and unexpected connections. With a collection of American art and history as vast as the American experience itself, we have made navigating our collection online a seamless path. From our custom browses to categorical searches, articles and popular user galleries, there are many opportunities to immerse yourself  in the collection.

With new items digitized daily, our site is growing and evolving. Due to the team’s ongoing research, electronic records presented in our online collection are often refined as new details come to our attention. We are committed to expanding Gilcrease Museum’s knowledge base and hope you enjoy exploring Gilcrease online.

Please note that research is ongoing and therefore information presented may not be current or complete. We are continually updating the site. We are committed to revising information as it becomes available.