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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 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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  • It's small but a great spot. Definitely worth the visit. They have an informative film discussing their resident mummy that is really interesting as well as some great art. You can spend as little or ...  more »
  • Amazing. Must see! Historically amazing Museum . Friendly staff. Not crowded. More adult based but kid friendly.  more »
  • Over the years this little Museum has brought in some wonderful exhibits and very very informational  more »
  • This is an excellent museum that I've loved coming to since being a kid. Remember the mummy very well. The Bouguereau paintings are gorgeous and always keep me coming back.
  • Such a neat hidden gem in Shawnee. Large variety of art for the size.
  • It was educational and had history BOO.
  • Unusual and interesting random collection.
  • An absolute fantastic place to visit, a small museum with a giant impact...I've lived in shawnee most my life and I never tire from this wonderful, peaceful venue..!!

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