Field Trips

There will be three optional field trips, with spaces limited to seats on the buses.


On Thursday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. Laura Fry, Senior Curator of Art for the Gilcrease Museum, will lead a tour entitled “Early American Painting at the Gilcrease Museum.”  The tour will highlight the Museum’s American art collection, including colonial portraits, history scenes of the American Revolution, and early images of American wildlife.  See masterworks by John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Edward Hicks, John James Audubon and their contemporaries– a unique collection of artists rarely seen outside of New England.  The tour will conclude in time for attendees to return to the hotel for the 4:15 sessions.


Please note: Gilcrease is about a 5-10 minute drive from the Hyatt Regency, and shuttle service will be provided.  Admission to the Gilcrease will be free to anyone with a badge/ name tag for the SEA biennial conference.  The Restaurant at the Gilcrease, which looks out over the Gilcrease hills, is open from 10:00 to 3:00, so attendees could get lunch there during the conference’s appointed lunch time, concluding in time for the tour.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

On the afternoon of Friday, March 3, there will be an optional bus trip to the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, OK. The journey from the conference hotel to the Heritage Center is approximately one hour each way, and the entire outing will last approximately four and a half hours.
On Saturday, March 4, there will be an optional bus tour of the Tulsa Race Riot area and the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. The Race Riot area is close to the Hyatt Regency, and the entire event will take approximately two hours.
Franklin Reconciliation Park

Photo by Tulsa World