The New Frontier
Back from the continent.
"The Head Man" by Charles Marion Russell, 1924.
Courtesy of the Collection of Gilcrease Museum
Opens Sunday, May 19
Gilcrease Museum brings The New Frontier back to its halls after a successful showing at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy, last year. Viewed by more than 307,000 visitors during its six-month showing in 2012, La Nuova Frontiera was acclaimed for its 200 pieces fine art, American Indian traditional pieces and early photographs – all straight out of the Gilcrease collection. Now that the Tulsa museum has made a big statement on the international arts front, it’s time to bring it back home. The New Frontier opens Sunday, May 19, at the museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Road, where visitors will see Native American leatherworks, pottery and other artifacts as well as the works of Charles Bird King, Joseph Henry Sharp, George Catlin, Woody Crumbo, Charles M. Russell, Alfred Jacob Miller and Edward S. Curtis. Just as it offered the Italian audience a glimpse of the American western spirit, the collection brings back a sense of discovery. The New Frontier runs through Sept. 29. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $5-$8. As one exhibit opens, another one draws to a close. Sunday will be the final day of to see Bending, Weaving, Dancing: The Art of Woody Crumbo, a collection of original works by the celebrated Potawatomi artist and significant figure in American Indian art of the mid-20th century, also known as the “golden age” of Native American painting. For more, visit www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu.