Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sarah's Day -- Philbrook

The extensive collection includes paintings and sculpture from around the world and dating from the ancient to the very modern. It is a great museum and a treasure for Tulsa.

Every time we come here we see new things and enjoy old favorites. I am back to the camera on my iPhone. Cameras are discouraged in the museum but the iPhone is so nondescript that it goes unnoticed.

The central part of the museum was originally the home of oil man Frank Phillips who left the property to the City of Tulsa. It is a beautiful mansion in the Italian Villa style. I have featured it several times before.

The photographs were a retrospective of over 150 years from 1848 to the present day. Many iconic photos by and about famous people. Too much to try and describe here.

After short rest back at our house to let Smokey greet Sarah and get his ears rubbed a bit, we took her to Philbrook Art Museum to see the exhibet on American Photography which is on loan from the Eastman Gallery. Sarah had not visited Philbrook before, so after seeing the photographs we took a quick look at some of the rest of the museum. The building itself is a work of art.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That looks a lovely museum - lucky you to have one within reasonable access of home. It's also good that Sarah is more than happy to accompany you - lucky grandparents.