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Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Shawnee

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Founded in 1919, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the oldest museums in the state of Oklahoma. 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.

The museum's permanent collections include Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects; art from the Renaissance through the early 20th century; and large holdings of Native American African/Oceanic and Eastern cultural artifacts. In addition, the museum offers exciting special exhibitions throughout the year.
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  • This was an incredible surprise! Despite having grown up in Oklahoma, I had never heard of this 100-year-old museum. I went last week because they had an impressive display of Dali, my favorite...  more »
  • This is a reasonably complete art museum, collections from ancient to modern. The museum rarely draws much of a crowd, and the curators are always happy to answer questions.  more »
  • This is a hidden jewel in the middle of Oklahoma! Lots of beautiful art, and the mummies are so interesting. They have a scavenger/ code game to play that draes the kids attention to various items. Admission was free the day we visited, how can you beat that?
  • SO glad we stopped here!! Wonderful displays and the gentleman working was so informative and friendly!! Admission is free in June and July, which was a surprise, so we donated our ticket money at the museum. Highly recommend checking out this museum!

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