Sunday, November 1, 2009

Italian Art Extravaganza :)

The Oklahoma Museum of Art could learn a hing or two from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK.

Although many might not know it, the OKC Museum of art does not have many Italian Renissance Art pieces, but the Philbrook Museum caters to mostly Italian Medieval and Renassace period pieces.

The Philbrook museum is so interested in Italian art that it was designed to look like a 1920s Italian style villa and sits upon many very beautiful gardens.

"Opened in 1938 as Tulsa's first art museum, the building itself is the former home of oil magnate Waite Phillips and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places," states the We site.

The museum also houses 8,500 art pieces that consist of Italian art, Native American and Asian art, and various sculpture.

The Philbrook is opened from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and on Thursdays stays open until 8 p.m. The price is $7.50 for general admission and $5.50 for seniors, students, or groups of ten or more.

From more information on the Philbrook please contact 918.749.7941.

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