Philbrook Downtown Opens
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett cut the ribbon marking the opening of Philbrook Downtown in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
TULSA – Philbrook Downtown opened this week. The new museum space is located in the Mathews Warehouse building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is part of a larger renovation project initiated by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which brings 80,000 square feet of arts programming into the “Brady Arts District.”
The opening marks the final phase of the Mathews Warehouse historical renovation project by Manhattan Construction Co. Manhattan also renovated space within the Mathews Warehouse for the recently opened Woody Guthrie Center and the Henry Zarrow Center for Arts and Education. The 90-year-old structure is a nationally registered historic building.
This satellite space is an expansion from Philbrook’s original 23-acre main campus in Midtown Tulsa. It enables Philbrook to allocate significant additional gallery space to their expansive Native American art and growing modern and contemporary art collections.
Philbrook worked with Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York, to design its 30,000 square feet into two floors of elegant gallery space with expansive ceilings and open floor plans.
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