News and Notes Regarding the Forthcoming Expansion of Gilcrease Museum
Our guest is Susan Neal, the executive director of Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. It was recently announced that Gilcrease is now gathering applications from architectural firms seeking to execute the renovation, redesign, and expansion of the museum. (Tulsa voters, some time ago, approved $65 million for this expansion through the Vision Tulsa sales tax renewal -- plus there was a $10 million dollar private donation to the University of Tulsa, which operates Gilcrease, which has set the total budget at $75 million.) Neal tells us that the upcoming expansion will ultimately make for a more visitor-friendly museum -- one that's easier to navigate, that is more engaging and versatile as a space, and that has far more of the massive Gilcrease collection on display.