Gilcrease Art makes its way to Broken Arrow
Source: City of Broken Arrow
A new art piece is coming to the Rose District on Feb. 3 as a part of the Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood series.
The piece titled An Island of Redbuds on the Cimarron is the second installment of the community outreach program from the Gilcrease Museum's collection.
The art that will be on display near the Rose District Farmers Market Pavilion is a reproduction of artist Brummett Echohawk's impressionistic oil painting from 1968. It depicts Echohawk's Pawnee family's allotment along the Cimarron River following the Indian Removal.
Impressionism was a 19th Century art movement with visible brush strokes and an emphasis on light, depicting ordinary subject matter. Echohawk is said to have also used a bowie knife as a paintbrush to apply and move the paint around for this piece.
The Gilcrease Museum is temporarily closed until approximately January 2025 for demolition and reconstruction.
In the meantime, the museum is bringing art pieces to 31 locations throughout the Tulsa metro area for the Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood program. The program originated from a desire to keep the artwork from the museum's $2 billion collection available for people to enjoy.
To learn more about An Island of Redbuds on the Cimarron and artist Brummett Echohawk go to Gilcrease.org.