Philbrook Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art began its history in 1926 as the home of oil baron and philanthropist Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve. Phillips donated the mansion and grounds as an art center for the City of Tulsa in 1938. The beautiful, Renaissance-styled villa, with its 72 rooms on 23 acres of elaborate gardens, has retained its original integrity and the grandeur of the 1920s even after later additions were made to the facility and gardens. Today, Philbrook is truly a jewel among the city's cultural treasures.
Located in midtown, Philbrook exhibits more than 8,500 works of art and is listed as one of America's Top 65 art museums. The museum collection includes European art as well as Native American artifacts. Special exhibits have included 19th - century Impressionist paintings from France and works of art from the Baroque era in Eastern Europe.
Philbrook is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only five facilities in the United States that includes a museum, home and gardens. Families and brides often used the stunning Italianate architecture for photographic background.
Guests are invited to take a walking tour of the gardens or listen to a free audio tour providing history of the home, the Phillips family, and the landscape design. That design continues to be Italianate, complementing Villa Philbrook with outdoor spaces for viewing nature. Visitors enjoy dining in la Villa Restaurant while appreciating a wonderful view of the formal gardens. Lectures, performances and presentations in the auditorium contribute greatly to Tulsa's cultural and educational offerings. Tu-Sat, 10a-5p; Th, 10a-8p; Sun, 10a-5p. Brunch available 11a-2p. Closed major holidays. Admission charge. Admission to Philbrook not necessary for entrance into the Shop or Restaurant.
2727 South Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone : /918.749.7941