We spent a cool spring day at Woolaroc last week and I just love that place! Actually, this crazy awesome door at the entrance of the museum was my inspiration for the artwork here on the blog. It’s my colors!
We talk a lot about his brother Waite here in Tulsa, but I have to say I think I’m partial to Frank’s style. While he logged plenty of city hours in his busy life running Phillips Petroleum, it was in the peaceful and rugged land of Bartlesville where Frank reconnected with himself. He turned Woolaroc into his own western wonderland.
He liked to bring people into his world where they could experience the west he imagined. That romanticized west is what you see curated in the museum portion of the grounds. There are works by Remington and Moran, as well as more modern artists such as Wilson Hurley .There is also one of the largest collections of Colt Firearms and my boys were mesmerized.
There is plenty of room to stretch your legs around the museum, and the little playground they have which is made to look like a mini wild west town is so cute!
Frank Phillips built his own reality at Woolaroc and it is great to be able to be a part of it!