Art and Architecture
The “High Points” of Tulsa Tour
2 to 4 hours
Hear the story of Tulsa told by its architectural treasures, sculptures, and murals in parks, on the streets and in buildings. They tell the story of Tulsa’s past, present and hopes for the future. Included on this tour are bronze and wood sculptures, some depicting real people, including an actress who graduated from a Tulsa high school and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a saint in a movie made in 1943. This art also depicts oilmen, roughnecks, policemen, Native Americans, prominent African-Americans from Tulsa, settlers, and aviation pioneers; people from Tulsa history. It includes the good guys and the bad guys, the ordinary everyday people, the famous and the infamous, and events from Tulsa’s past.
On this tour we’ll also see buildings that reflect the grand vision Tulsa had in the early days and we’ll see architecture that embodies the bold spirit of the time and the high hopes for the future of this diverse, beautiful and complex city. The story of Tulsa in its art and architecture is the story of our country: the past, the present, the pride, the vision and the hopeful future that make Tulsa a great place to visit and a great place to live.