Philbrook turns 80

Philbrook turns 80
(DeLaune/MN) Philbrook Museum of Art Director/President Scott Stulen makes the announcement for their ‘80 days of ’80s’ at their Aug. 31 event.

Museum announces events for fall and 2019

Darren DeLaune/Reporter

TULSA, Oklahoma — The Philbrook Museum of Art is going retro. PMA is turning 80 this fall and to celebrate it, they are doing the ongoing themed event ‘80 days of ’80s.’

PMA Director and President Scott Stulen said plans for the anniversary have been in the works for a few years, long before he started with the museum.

“We are going to focus on a period of time that was very pivotal for Philbrook,” he said. “The ’80s for Philbrook is when Philbrook became the institution that we know today.”

Stulen said the museum doubled in size during this decade.

“We want to embrace this and have fun with it,” he said.

Stulen announced several upcoming events including showings for two ’80s themed films for September.

“We will be showing ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘UHF’ back-to-back,” he said.

Also, artists are going to be showing their work at the foundation at the end of this year and throughout 2019.

Artist Joel Daniel Phillips said he is excited to have his work featured at PMA.

“I came to Tulsa back in 2017 and I could not be happier about this entire experience,” he said. “I am so excited.”

Phillips is a draftsman artist. He does large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings.

“This exhibition that will be on display came out of moving to Tulsa,” he said. “It is a show about the early oil industry in Los Angeles. They experienced their oil boom around the same time that Tulsa did.”

Stulen said it is an honor to be able to share what PMA has planned for their anniversary.

“And also be able to guide it into the future with news things as well,” he said.

Stulen said something is going on at PMA all the time and check for events on their website at:

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