Melton Art Reference Library & Museum
The Melton Art Library, considered a hidden jewel and tucked between I-235 and Santa Fe Drive, offers museum-grade paintings by European and American artists. Artists featured include Beechey, Boudin, Frieseke, Guillaumin, Inness, Lawrence, L'Hermitte, Maris, Nordfeldt, Tworkov, Weeks, Jean Dufy, George Inness and more. The Melton Art Library also proudly features an Oklahoma art collection including works by Richard Goetz, Ruth Ann Borum, Asia, the Shepherd sisters, Jacobson, Swineford, Seabourn, Suzanne Thomas and others.
The Melton is perhaps best known for its extensive art reference library, which includes resource data on national and international artists, living and dead, specializing in lesser-known artists. The Melton houses over 30,000 art reproductions, as well as the ten volume E. Benezit, the thirty-seven volume Thieme-Becker and many others. Used by students, teachers, curators, dealers, scholars and individuals interested in art, the Melton Library has also published books on art including the "Directory of Oklahoma Artists," published in 2007 as part of a Centennial project.