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A review of my day trip to the Tulsa Art Deco Museum at Philcade Building in downtown Tulsa.

Tulsa Art Deco Museum

Art Deco refers to the is an influential visual arts design style that flourished between the 1920s and 1930s.

Whenever, I think of Art Deco I can’t help but think of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The storyline takes place during the same time period and if you’ve ever watched the long running BBC series you really get a sense of Art Deco style.

Tulsa Philcade Building

Sine me and my hubby are still new to the Tulsa area we are always looking for new fun things to check out.

One of those things just happen to be the Tulsa Philcade Building which happens to be in the heart of the Tulsa’s Deco District.

Vestibule of the Tulsa Philcade Building
Vestibule of the Philcade Building
Vestibule Lighting of the Philcade Building
Vestibule Lighting of the Philcade Building

The Tulsa’s Deco District features several historical buildings and locations in the area. The Philcade Building is one such structure. Built in the early 1930s the building is noted for its Art Deco zigzag style architecture.

Art Deco vents
The detailing on the outside vents is lovely.
Art Deco windows
Art Deco windows on the exterior of the Philcade Building

Art Deco Museum

Not only is the structure beautiful the building also houses the Tulsa Art Deco Museum on the first floor lobby of the building.

Art Deco ceramics
Art Deco ceramics displayed in a city scape

 

Art Deco figuerines
Art Deco figurines

While there are only a few exhibits in this tiny museum, they still were tantalizing to see.

Art Deco art and accessories
Art Deco art and accessories

 

Egyptian Art Deco
Egyptian inspired art, is so Art Deco

The architecture and exhibits made me feel like I had been transported back into the 1930s.

Philcade Building Celling
The celling in the Philcade Building is beautiful
celling details
Here’s another shot of the celling details

 

Art Deco Architectural details
Art Deco Architectural details salvaged from old buildings
More amazing Art Deco Architectural details
More amazing Art Deco Architectural details

 

Great Day Trip

The Tulsa Art Deco Museum was a lot of fun. I definitely will be going back to take more pictures and maybe even do some outfit photos in the lovely setting.

Art Deco Fashion Acessories
Art Deco Fashion Accessories

 

Art Deco hats and jewlery
Art Deco hats and jewelry

 

Artwork from the classic film Metropolis
Artwork from the classic film Metropolis
Art Deco Sci-Fi artwork
Art Deco Sci-Fi artwork

I encourage anyone in the area to at least visit the museum once. It takes about an hour to go through and what’s nice is it’s free. It’s a fun way to get a little closer to history.

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A review of my day trip to the Tulsa Art Deco Museum at Philcade Building in downtown Tulsa.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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