Special Interest Tours
With at least four weeks notice, a Philbrook docent will develop a custom tour to fit the needs of your group. Focus on one or more areas of the permanent collection, including Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture, ancient art and artifacts, 19th-20th century European and American painting, African art and Native American Art.
Villa History and Architecture
Originally the home of oilman Waite Phillips and his family, Villa Philbrook was donated to the citizens of Tulsa to become the city’s first art museum in 1938. Hear the story of the Phillips family and their historic home while viewing and discussing architectural features of the Italian Renaissance Revival style villa.
Travel back in time to the Renaissance era; immerse yourself in the theories, inventions, and art of the 1400 and 1500s. The Renaissance was a time of rebirth in the arts and in learning. Middle School students will tour Philbrook’s Renaissance masterworks and discover fascinating details about this unique era. Students will participate in an interdisciplinary exploration of Renaissance art, architecture and culture. Activities will include:
- A docent guided tour of Philbrook’s Renaissance paintings
- A docent guided exploration of Villa Philbrook as an example of Italian Renaissance architecture
- Creating artwork
- Learning a Renaissance dance set to contemporary music
Offered Tuesday – Friday
Visual Voyage is limited to 60 students per Voyage. Pre-Visit packets will be mailed with reservation confirmations.