StudioTulsa
1:21 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

The Much-Anticipated Philbrook Downtown Opens to the Public on June 14th

This weekend --- beginning Friday the 14th --- the Tulsa community will welcome Philbrook Downtown, a new satellite space of the Philbrook Museum of Art, which was founded in 1938 and opened in 1939. Philbrook Downtown is a 30,000-square-foot, modern-style facility located in the city's vibrant Brady Arts District; it's comprised in a brick building that formerly housed a historic warehouse, and it's situated just steps away from several other newly created arts/cultural institutions in downtown Tulsa. Our guest on this edition of ST is Philbrook Director Rand Suffolk, who speaks about why exactly this new facility was established, how it finally came about, and what it aims to bring to our community. As Suffolk has recently noted in a Philbrook press release: "Opening Philbrook Downtown marks a significant moment in our 75-year history. Not only have we created a new arts destination for domestic and international visitors, but we have also established a vibrant forum for engaging dialogue, which adds further dimension to our organization. Philbrook Downtown will cultivate and engage new audiences as well as enrich the cultural fabric of our community. Creating a space in this part of town lends to our mission by directly contributing to Tulsa's revitalization efforts."

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