Exhibitions:  

 

 

Art Deco Fashion by Sigrid Hinkle

This is a collection of unique garments created by local sewist Sigrid Hinkle. Hinkle utilizes vintage patterns to create some dazzling designs reminiscent of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. 

Cardboard Frames

From the DECOPOLIS Art Deco Collecton

These fanciful frames can act as a wonderful resource for the Art Deco design style.  The frames are primarily from the 1920's through the 1940's.  

 

 

Blane Snodgrass Private Collection

The Blane Snodgrass Private Collection includes objects that span from sculptural to lighting, in the Art Deco style. 


 

 

1980s Deco Echo

William Franklin Private Collection

The 1970s and 1980s saw a unique revival of the Art Deco style.  The "Memphis" design group that came out of Italy was highly influential, taking the classic design language of Art Deco and mixing it up with an incredible sense of whimsy. 


 

Frankart by Arthur von Frankenburg

Debby Kelsey Private Collection

These unique smoke stands represent the decadence of the 1920s and Frankenburg's interest in the abstracted female nude. 

Fishbowl Stands!

Debby Kelsey Private Collection

Many would never even guess that such objects exist!  But this collection, decades in the making, showcases the whimsy and beauty of these rare, and quite valuable, items.


 

The Changing Yearbook

William Franklin Private Collection

A collection of yearbooks from the 1920s-1950s that show the ever changing Art Deco style. Earlier yearbooks demonstrate the sharp geometric forms of the Zigzag form while the later yearbooks show the evolution into the Streamline style.


 

Tulsa's Lost Art Deco

Some original artifacts from the Tulsa Club Building which is currently undergoing renovation into a hotel, and the remains of the fabulous Halliburton-Abbot department store. 


 

Egyptian Art Deco

Debby Kelsey Private Collection

With the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, Egytomania took over the world. See how King Tut influenced the Art Deco style of the 1920s.