KUDOS OF THE MONTH: Philbrook Museum

Philbrook Museum of Art is celebrating its 75th year since the historic home was gifted by the Waite Phillips family. During that time, the facility has become one of the preeminent art museums in the nation. Highlights of Philbrook’s permanent collection include Renaissance and Baroque paintings from the Kress Foundation, one of the greatest surveys of Native American art anywhere, and modern and contemporary collections.

The Philbrook main campus sits on 23 acres of grounds and formal gardens, in addition to the historic home built by Waite Phillips in 1926. Philbrook’s satellite location in downtown Tulsa showcases Philbrook’s modern and contemporary art collections, as well as the Eugene B. Adkins Collection and Study Center of Native American art.

Running through Sept. 21 at the Philbrook main campus is a focused exploration of the work of Claude Monet (1840-1926) in “Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River.” This exhibition of 16 works by Monet brings together both earlier works and several from the original 1896-97 series “Mornings on the Seine,” which opened to critical acclaim for the sensitive way it documented changing conditions of light and atmosphere.

His early works often include evidence of human activity, while the “Mornings on the Seine” series showcases Monet’s emphasis on color, light, nature, and his subjective response to the scene before him.

Updated 06-06-2014

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