Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
G&A led the interpretive masterplan and feasibility study to re-vision the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art (The Gilcrease). The interpretive masterplan and feasibility study will provide the framework for a significant, multiphase overhaul to the Museum’s visitor experience. The Gilcrease’s collection includes art and artifacts of the American West and an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material. Virtually every item in the Museum’s more than 350,000-piece collection relates to the discovery, expansion, and settlement of North America. G&A’s proposed visitor experience focuses on the audience’s inquiry, involvement, and engagement with the Museum’s collection.
We want to present Gilcrease for what it is …a gateway to and celebration of the human spirit, the evolution of our better selves and what can unlock: a new future for our visitors, our community and our city as a great cultural destination and experience.
Susan Neal | Gilcrease Museum Executive Director
By focusing the lens on three primary themes—Our American Landscape, Identities and Communities, and Encounters and Interactions—the collections themselves will tell the stories of our history and establish connections and relevance to our lives today.