1. The Little Shepherdess, 1889.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Oil on canvas. Gift of Laura A. Clubb, 1947.8.82
This painting is a longtime iconic piece of The Philbrook. For generations, Tulsans have been coming to see The Shepherdess. Recently, she has moved to a new location in the museum, adding a different perspective when viewing the painting.
2. Equestrian Portrait of Philip IV, 2017.
Kehinde Wiley, Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, 2017.9. © Kehinde Wiley; courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California
A recent acquisition to the museum, Kehinde is one of the leading contemporary artists in the country. He finished this piece right before he created former President Obama’s portrait for the National Gallery.
3. Slumgullion (The Venerate Outpost), 2018.
Karl Unnasch, Reclaimed log cabin with stained glass; reclaimed clothing, books and glassware; stone; wood; and lights
Another relatively recent piece is the stained glass log cabin that is out in the field past the gardens. It’s an artwork but also a living structure that host events and encourages visitors to walk through it.
June 21, 2022