On Display: Current Exhibitions at Tulsa-Area Museums

Looking to add a little culture to your day? Here is a list of current exhibitions at museums in Tulsa and surrounding communities.

ahha Tulsa

Location: 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-9 p.m.; Sunday, 12-7 p.m.; Closed Monday and Tuesday
Admission, non-members: Adults: $10.95; Youth (3-17): $6.95; Two and under: Free

Temporary Exhibitions:

THE EXPERIENCE: IMAGINE:  “This completely new art environment continues ahha’s tradition of large-scale, semi-permanent, interactive art. When you visit THE EXPERIENCE: IMAGINE, you will explore zones designed and built by one of six Tulsa-based artists. Each has different interactive elements. What will you discover?  Ahha is limiting admission during the pandemic, and THE EXPERIENCE is included with regular admission. Advance tickets recommended.”

The PROUD Show: “The PROUD Show is an exhibition showcasing the voices of and work by Black, queer, Tulsa-based artists Carle the Artiste, Alexander Tamahn and Kalup Linzy.” Learn more at ahhatulsa.org/exhibition/the-proud-show.

Discovery Lab

Location: 3123 S. Riverside Dr., Tulsa

Temporary Exhibits:

Discovery Lab has seven exhibit areas, in addition to three high-facilitation areas, a gift shop and cafe! Learn about their current exhibitions at discoverylab.org/exhibits.


Location: 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

Living Arts of Tulsa

Location: 307 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

Temporary Exhibitions:

Chiefs, Clans & Kin: “‘The Chiefs, Clans & Kin exhibition celebrates the divergent histories, cultures, and lifeways of Indigenous tribes of the Southeast and their transnational histories with Celtic peoples. Our joy is in that which makes us distinct and also in that which brings us together.’
– Laura Marshall Clark (Muscogee Creek/Irish/Scottish), Curator”  Learn more at livingarts.org/2022/04/21/chiefs-clans-kin. On display through June 19, 2022.

Inspired by Archetypes: “Every year our community studies archetypes as they relate to creative process, along with tutorials on art practices. This year we focussed on the development of a personal series of works. Not everyone chose to work with archetypes, but sixty-nine artists submitted work for inclusion in this show. Some artists worked specifically with the theme of an archetype every month, while others worked with the help of a personal archetype as a piece evolved.” Learn more at livingarts.org/events/upcoming-2. On display July 1-22.

Philbrook Museum of Art

Location: 2727 S. Rockford Rd., Tulsa
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission: Children 17 and under, Active Duty Military, College Students attending NSU, ORU, OSU-Okmulgee, OSU-Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, RSU, TCC, TU: Free; General Admission: $9; Senior Citizens (62+), College Students (with valid i.d.), Groups of 10+: $7

Temporary Exhibitions:

FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA, AND MEXICAN MODERNISM: “With renowned paintings, drawings, and collages by Kahlo and Rivera along with more than 100 photographs of their lives, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism offers a deep exploration of the real people behind this work—and how their personas and their artistic practice continue to resonate with audiences today” Learn more at philbrook.org/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-diego-rivera-and-mexican-modernism. On display July 6-September 11, 2022.

MARTINE GUTIERREZ: INDIGENOUS WOMAN: Indigenous Woman began in 2014 when artist Martine Gutierrez (American/Mayan, b. 1989) served as art director, photographer, and model to create an entire world of high fashion in a 124-page glossy magazine. Among the fashion spreads are carefully constructed portraits of Indigenous deities from Mesoamerican and West African religious traditions. The artist printed large-scale photographs of these self-portraits, mounting them in elaborately hand-painted frames.” Learn more at philbrook.org/exhibitions/martine-gutierrez-indigenous-woman. On display June 10-November 27, 2022.

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Location: 2021 E. 71st St., Tulsa
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 12-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $6.50; Seniors (55+): $5.50; Students: $3.50; Children 12 and under, Teachers, Military and First Responders (with i.d.): Free

Temporary Exhibitions:

Jews and Golf Exhibition: “The Jews and Golf Exhibit opens May 12, 2022 with a reception May 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. It runs through August 29, 2022 featuring 15 Jewish golfers and artifacts from around the globe. We will also have original documents and objects in partnership with Meadowbrook Country Club to honor the original founders.” Learn more at jewishmuseumtulsa.org/#exhibits. On display May 12-August 29, 2022.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

Location: 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., Tulsa
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Various options, including Museum-only admission and Museum + Planetarium admission. Find the best option for you here.

Temporary Exhibits:

Find a list of TASM exhibits and activities here.

Woody Guthrie Center

Location: 102 E. M.B. Brady St., Tulsa
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed Mondays
Admission: Adult: $12; Seniors (55+): $11; Military (up to 4 persons): $10; College Student (with i.d.): $8; Youth (17 and under): Free

Temporary Exhibitions:

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LIVE!: “‘Bruce Springsteen Live!’ provides fans with an intimate look into Springsteen’s creative process, shedding light on how he became—and remains— one of the greatest live performers in rock and roll history.” Learn more at woodyguthriecenter.org/visit/exhibits/bruce-springsteen-live. Open through April 16-September 25, 2022.

Exhibitions at Key Museums Outside of the Tulsa Area

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Temporary Exhibitions:

Prix de West:Prix de West is the nation’s premier Western art exhibition and sale showcasing original works ranging from historical depictions of the American West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. Artwork from this world-renowned event will be on exhibit through August 7, 2022.” Learn more at nationalcowboymuseum.org/prix-de-west.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Temporary Exhibitions:

The Perfect Shot: “A new, original exhibition of photographs by iconic sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. will open March 5, 2022 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Perfect Shot: Walter Iooss Jr. and the Art of Sports Photography includes over 80 photographs spanning 50 years of Iooss’ career.” Learn more at okcmoa.com/visit/events/the-perfect-shot. On display through September 4, 2022.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Temporary Exhibitions:

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse: The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, examines the aesthetic and musical traditions of southern Black culture in the past century, influences now common throughout the American South and contemporary American art and culture.” Learn more at crystalbridges.org/calendar/the-dirty-south. On display through July 25, 2022.

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