Photography

Professional photographers who desire to use the Philbrook grounds and gardens to take photos are required to become Photography Members or pay a single session fee and to agree to observe the provisions of this Policy for Professional Photography. Daily museum visitors may take snapshots in all spaces unless otherwise noted. No flash. No personal/commercial photo sessions of any type are permitted during museum hours.

FAQs

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Where is Philbrook located?

A: You can find us one block east of Peoria Ave. on 27th Place and Rockford. Our address is 2727 S. Rockford Rd. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Come visit us! Our satellite location, Philbrook Downtown, is located on M.B. Brady St. in the Tulsa Arts District. Philbrook Downtown’s address is 116 E. M.B. Brady Street.

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When is Philbrook open?

A: Philbrook is open 9am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and 9am to 9pm every Friday. Philbrook Downtown is open 11am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and 11am to 9pm every Friday. Both Philbrook locations are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

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How much does it cost to visit?

A: General admission is $9; discounted admission, $7. General admission to Philbrook Downtown is $7 and discounted admission is $5. Philbrook Members and youth 17 & under always receive free general admission at both locations. Join today.

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Is it free to visit the Gardens?

A: Philbrook’s Gardens are included in the cost of general admission. Philbrook Members and youth 17 & under always receive free general admission. Join today!

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How do I reserve advance general admission tickets?

A: General admission may be purchased in advance by contacting a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at 918-748-5300 during regular business hours. Your tickets will be held at will call.

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Does my child need a ticket?

A: General admission for youth 17 & under is always free! If you are purchasing advance tickets to a Philbrook program or event, please be sure to reserve a $0 ticket for all attendees, including youth 17 & under. Many of our programs and events have limited capacity.

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Are general admission tickets and event tickets refundable?

A: General admission, event, program, and fundraising tickets are non-refundable. Donations and Memberships are also non-refundable.

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How much time should I plan for my visit?

A: Touring is different for everyone. We suggest allowing at least an hour for your visit but many of our guests spend much of the day exploring our galleries and gardens. Kitchen 27 is open every day for lunch and visitors receive same-day, reciprocal admission to two Museum locations.

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What are the gallery guidelines?

A: Please, no food and drink. No running and yelling. You never know what’s around the corner. Phone calls should be taken outside of the gallery. Speakerphone is not permitted. Take all the photos you want, but no flash photography, please. Photography equipment, including but not limited to tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. No pens, markers, paints, charcoals, pastels, or solvents. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Do you offer tours?

A: Docent-led tours of Philbrook’s Permanent Collection begin daily at 2 p.m. at our main location. These drop-in tours are free with the cost of admission to all visitors. Call us at 918-748-5300 for more information or to schedule a group or personalized tour.

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Can I bring a bag or backpack?

A: Bags larger than a standard backpack should be left at home, in your vehicle, or in our coat closet. Standard backpacks and bags should be worn on one shoulder while visiting the galleries. Philbrook is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

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Can I bring a stroller?

A: Strollers are allowed in the galleries and gardens. For the safety of all visitors and to protect the art, children may not be carried on the back or shoulders of an adult. Child carriers that attach to the front are permitted.

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Can I eat at the Museum?

A: The Museum restaurant, Kitchen 27, is located at Philbrook’s Main location and offers indoor dining as well as seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the famous Philbrook Gardens.

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I’m an artist. Am I allowed to draw and paint during my visit?

A: Philbrook welcomes artists who wish to sketch in the galleries and draw or paint in our beautiful gardens! Please review our Garden Guidelines before your visit and call us at 918-748-5300 if you have any questions.

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Is photography allowed?

A: Personal photography is encouraged at both Philbrook locations. Flash and photography equipment (tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, etc.) are not permitted. Please contact us at 918-748-5300 for information about posed photography sessions (portrait, bridal, prom, group, etc.) or professional and commercial photography.

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Are your galleries and gardens wheelchair accessible?

A: Both Philbrook locations as well as much of our Gardens are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. The parking garage at our main location offers ADA compliant parking on the upper level. Once inside the Museum, you will check in with a member of our Guest Experience team for additional instruction on how most easily access our galleries, gardens, and restaurant. We also have a limited number of wheelchairs available for our guests, free of charge.

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Can I bring my dog?

A: Pets and therapy animals are not permitted in our galleries, gardens, or grounds. Service animals are permitted.

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Where can I find more information about the history of Philbrook and the Phillips family?

A: During your visit, be sure not to miss our Founders Room, which showcases an outline of the history of Villa Philbrook and the Phillips family, complete with historic photographs of the home before it was donated and became an art museum. Visitors may also pick up a copy of Villa Philbrook, by visiting the Museum Shop or visit with a member of our Guest Experience Team for more information.

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I have an artwork that I’d like appraised or validated, can Philbrook help?

A: Philbrook does not authenticate, appraise, or evaluate works of art. We can, however, offer some direction to get you started researching and identifying works in your own collection. Contact our Guest Experience Team at 918-748-5300 or guestexperience@philbrook.org for more information.

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How is Philbrook funded?

A: Philbrook Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are funded by your general admission fee, Membership, grants, sponsorships, and endowments and generous support from our donors.

Photography Unlimited Membership
$3,500 per year

  • Benefits for up to two (2) named photographers from a single studio
  • Unlimited number of sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens during the contracted year (sessions must be scheduled in advance)
  • Your company’s website link posted on Philbrook’s website
  • Your images, taken at Philbrook, credited and featured on our website, Facebook and Pinterest page
  • One year Dual-level membership (valid for 2 persons of a single household)
  • Additional photographers may be added for a fee of $500 per photographer

Photography Limited Membership
$1,500 per year

  • Benefits for one (1) named photographer
  • Ten (10) sessions in Philbrook’s Gardens scheduled during the contracted year (sessions must be scheduled in advance)
  • Your company’s website link posted on Philbrook’s website
  • One year Dual-level membership (valid for 2 persons of a single household)
  • Additional photographers may be added for a fee of $250 per photographer

Single Session Users
$250 per year

All professional and non-professional photographers wishing to conduct posed photo shoots should obtain an annual Photography Membership or pay a Single Session photography fee. Visitors are not permitted to conduct posed photo sessions during regular Museum hours.

Single Session photographers will have access to Philbrook’s beautiful grounds and select locations around the Museum. Sessions begin at $250 and should be booked two weeks in advance.

For more information about Photography Membership, please contact the Guest Experience Coordinator at (918) 748-5347 or zroth@philbrook.org.  Book a session by submitting a booking inquiry or using the “Inquire Online” link below.

Open-Hour Photography Sessions (Gardens only)

  • Visitors wishing to conduct posed photography sessions (portrait, prom, group, proposal, etc.) in the Gardens during regular museum hours may do so with the purchase of an Open-Hours Photography Permit.
  • Permits are available to groups of up to 10 people (includes photographers) for $50/hour. If the 1-hour timeframe is exceeded, guests may incur additional fees at check-out.
  • Permits are intended for non-professional photographers. For more information about professional photography options, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at (918) 748-5347.
  • A single tripod or monopod and a single reflecting screen are permitted in addition to a camera and camera bag. Additional equipment and changes of clothing are not permitted.
  • Permits are non-exclusive and contingent on availability. Philbrook reserves the right to limit the number of photographers and limit access to certain areas of the Gardens and grounds at any time during a session.

Groups of 10+ should call in advance to schedule and may be asked to schedule an After-Hours Photography Session. For more information about large group photography and for After-Hours Photography Session pricing, please contact Philbrook’s Guest Experience Coordinator at (918) 748-5347.

Philbrook Professional Photography Members

Andrea Murphy Photography
(918) 488-6180

Ervin Photography
(918) 492-6767

Photographic Designs by Rachel
(918) 528-6565

Redeemed Productions
(918) 728-9122

Shannon Surrat Photography
(918) 520-3135

Picturesque Photos by Amanda Bringham
(918) 694-9944

Elly Photography by Kelly Brown
(918) 231-3158

For additional information, please contact the Guest Experience Coordinator at (918) 748-5347.

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