On April 15, the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced that it would be closing its doors to the public on July 5 to make way for completely new ones as part of a major $83.6 million rebuilding project.
That news, of course, was not unexpected. The ground-up transformation of the institution, home to the world’s largest collection of art of the American West and an extensive collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America, has been in the works for several years now. First originating as a potential modernization project, it was later deemed that demolishing the current museum and replacing it would ultimately be the
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