Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
1900 W MacArthur St
St. Gregory's University
Shawnee
,
OK
74804
Phone: 405-878-5300
Fax: 405-878-5133

Founded in 1919, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee is one of the oldest museums in the state of Oklahoma.  One of Oklahoma's little-known jewels, the museum is located on the campus of St. Gregory's University, Oklahoma's oldest university, and features more than 6,000 artifacts.   Father Gregory Gerrer, for whom the museum is named, was a Benedictine monk of considerable artistic talent.  During Father Gerrer's travels to Europe, Africa and South America, he collected objects of artistic and ethnological value that are now displayed throughout the museum.  The collection presented at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art presents an impressive span of history and includes numerous and significant works of art. 

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art includes permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects.  The Egyptian collection is considered by some to be the finest in existence between Chicago and Los Angeles and the museum carries the distinction of being the only museum in this region of the United States that features an Egyptian mummy.  Other collections at this Shawnee museum include art from the Renaissance and Middle Ages through the early 20th century, as well as Native American, African, Oceanic and Eastern cultural artifacts.

Come to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art to learn about a diverse array of cultural groups that lived in ancient, central Mexico including the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Aztecs and others.  This museum also features many artifacts highlighting Old World antiquity including objects from Greece, China, Babylon and more.  Visitors will be able to view European masterpieces, a contemporary art collection that showcases many artists from Oklahoma and many fine works of art from 18th and 19th-century European and American artists.  In addition, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art offers exciting special exhibitions throughout the year.

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Amenities
Discounts: Senior Discount
Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking, Meeting Space Available
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available, Seating Capacity: 160, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-40, US-270
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Guided Tours
Hours
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed holidays.
Pricing
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Children 6 and over, and students with ID: $3
Children 5 and under: Free While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
Directions
From Oklahoma City, take I-40 E. At Exit 181, turn right onto ramp. Take ramp (R) onto Hwy 177 S for 2 miles. Turn left (E) onto MacArthur St. Look for sign on left side of road. From Tulsa, take I-44 W to Hwy 18. Take Exit 166 south to Shawnee (Harrison St). Turn right at the light onto MacArthur Dr off Harrison St (Hwy 18). Go 1 mile west to entrance of St. Gregory's University.

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