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Old 05-19-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, 41st and Yale area
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This 33 million dollar museum will be located in the Brady Arts District.
The hope is that they will be able to break ground next summer. Also the 25mill from the state (the Oklahoma History Museum got 50mill) will be a one off, in that this museum with its endowment and revenue from the Pop Top Cafe, events, donations, etc... will be self sustaining and not a "continued expansion or burden" on the government. Once its built, year after year it will act as a regional attraction and revenue generator.

The renderings are not finalized, but are definitely meant to set the bar. They want this museum to be a world class attraction and Smithsonian quality. Through the Oklahoma History Museum it will be an adjunct of the Smithsonian, likely getting some articles from the Smithsonian and other museums around the state and country. They want it to be one of the top 4 venues of its type, like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Also think of the synergies Tulsa is starting to build in this area. We are already known as the Cultural and Artistic capitol of the state. This will further cement that designation and keep us from falling behind. Within a few blocks of this we have the Brady Theater, Cains Ballroom, BOK Arena, Jazz Hall of Fame, Performing Arts Center, plus other music venues... All adding together to create a tipping point which will definitely create a great Music Vibe for Tulsa. Lets not forget D-Fest and what it is doing for Tulsas music scene as well. Then add to that the Matthews/Philbrook/Atkins museum, the new Ballpark... This part of town will be jumpin.

I really enjoyed Blackburns description of this place and how it will be themed. They started thinking of this as being a Rock and Roll type venue, then a Country Music venue, Rout 66, etc. etc. Then they came up with the notion of rolling them all into one and having the over arching theme be Pop Culture. He ran off descriptions of SOOO many people from Tulsa that have had an influence in our nations pop culture. Their connections and influence on so many things that have shaped pop culture in our country, and the world. The thread that will tie this museum and its exhibits together, from movies to radio will be Music. Its really amazing how much influence people from this small town and this state have had on our pop culture scene. And this museum will showcase that to the world.

Location... Definitely the Brady District. There are a few spots they are looking at, and yes, the parking lot opposite the Brady Theater is one of them.

The next big step will be getting the state funding. From what I have heard rumor wise, it looks like the state legislators are fairly smitten with what they have seen with this project. But still, fingers crossed. In the meantime an architectural firm may be chosen by this fall. Also the collections and fundraising process will start. They are already establishing connections with individuals, collectors, venues and museums all over the state (Oklahoma History Museum, Tulsa Historical Society, musuems in other cities, etc.) and country and gathering objects for the museum.

There are other really neat things planned and going on in this part of downtown, small and large. Its this continued moving forward, keeping a focus and over all emphasis on arts and creativity, and adding to that which will really help get us back on the map. Lots of pieces adding up to create one big impact.

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Old 05-19-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Between a rock and a hard place.
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I hope this project comes to pass. Perhaps after getting my fill of major metropolitan life, elsewhere, I'll come back,to all these wonderful, proposed projects on the horizon. Can wait.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default This is just what Tulsa needs...TulsaArtist...

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Originally Posted by TulsaArtist View Post
This 33 million dollar museum will be located in the Brady Arts District.
The hope is that they will be able to break ground next summer. Also the 25mill from the state (the Oklahoma History Museum got 50mill) will be a one off, in that this museum with its endowment and revenue from the Pop Top Cafe, events, donations, etc... will be self sustaining and not a "continued expansion or burden" on the government. Once its built, year after year it will act as a regional attraction and revenue generator.

The renderings are not finalized, but are definitely meant to set the bar. They want this museum to be a world class attraction and Smithsonian quality. Through the Oklahoma History Museum it will be an adjunct of the Smithsonian, likely getting some articles from the Smithsonian and other museums around the state and country. They want it to be one of the top 4 venues of its type, like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Also think of the synergies Tulsa is starting to build in this area. We are already known as the Cultural and Artistic capitol of the state. This will further cement that designation and keep us from falling behind. Within a few blocks of this we have the Brady Theater, Cains Ballroom, BOK Arena, Jazz Hall of Fame, Performing Arts Center, plus other music venues... All adding together to create a tipping point which will definitely create a great Music Vibe for Tulsa. Lets not forget D-Fest and what it is doing for Tulsas music scene as well. Then add to that the Matthews/Philbrook/Atkins museum, the new Ballpark... This part of town will be jumpin.

I really enjoyed Blackburns description of this place and how it will be themed. They started thinking of this as being a Rock and Roll type venue, then a Country Music venue, Rout 66, etc. etc. Then they came up with the notion of rolling them all into one and having the over arching theme be Pop Culture. He ran off descriptions of SOOO many people from Tulsa that have had an influence in our nations pop culture. Their connections and influence on so many things that have shaped pop culture in our country, and the world. The thread that will tie this museum and its exhibits together, from movies to radio will be Music. Its really amazing how much influence people from this small town and this state have had on our pop culture scene. And this museum will showcase that to the world.

Location... Definitely the Brady District. There are a few spots they are looking at, and yes, the parking lot opposite the Brady Theater is one of them.

The next big step will be getting the state funding. From what I have heard rumor wise, it looks like the state legislators are fairly smitten with what they have seen with this project. But still, fingers crossed. In the meantime an architectural firm may be chosen by this fall. Also the collections and fundraising process will start. They are already establishing connections with individuals, collectors, venues and museums all over the state (Oklahoma History Museum, Tulsa Historical Society, musuems in other cities, etc.) and country and gathering objects for the museum.

There are other really neat things planned and going on in this part of downtown, small and large. Its this continued moving forward, keeping a focus and over all emphasis on arts and creativity, and adding to that which will really help get us back on the map. Lots of pieces adding up to create one big impact.




This is just what Tulsa needs a classy brand spanking new iconic attraction in the downtown "Brady" district , here is another project that will go along with the Oklahoma Pop Museum...The "Tulsa Wave Park"....
enjoy.

www.oklahomarock.com/blog/?p=1746

www.oklahomarock.com/blog/?cat=61

THE TULSA WAVE PARK

www.youtube.com/watch?v=K70FNWhZ_5y
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