In the Mind of a Collector
January 14, 2020 — July 18, 2020: In the Mind of a Collector celebrates a major gift from the George R. Kravis II Collection to the Museum. The exhibition explores the inner workings of the Tulsan art collector’s mind through 82 examples selected from more than 700 works. Along with fine art, the Kravis gift represents an area of the visual arts new to the Museum—design, which includes every human-made object associated with the home, office, manufacturing, travel, entertainment, and communication.
A variety of works will be on view—ranging from the colorful, energized brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann to the comic-book-inspired Pop Art of Roy Lichtenstein and from a 1950s Frank Lloyd Wright chair to Streamline Style radios from the 1930s and 1940s.
The museum will host an ongoing community project called “Cherished Possessions” where people of all ages and backgrounds cans bring in an object they cherish and share why it is meaningful to them. Cherished objects will be photographed, documented, and then those photographs will be put on display for visitors to view.
Image: Kenneth Armitage, Daydream, 1973, polyester resin and screenprint