Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
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 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.
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.