United States

1900 West MacArthur Drive

Phone: 405-878-5300

Mabee-Gerrer Museum Of Art

Founded in 1914, 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 artisitic talent. During Father Gerrer's travels to Europe, Africa and South America, he collected objects of artisitic 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.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (3)

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Permanent Collection

The museum’s permanent collections include Egyptian, Greek and Roman objects, art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the early 20th century, and large holdings of Native American, African/Oceanic and Eastern cultural artifacts.

The Mabee–Gerrer Museum of Art is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting–to as wide an audience as possible– outstanding and diverse works of art that nourish the human spirit.


Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
March 31 - May 6, 2007
Opening March 31, 2007 at 7pm
Panel Discussion by Award Recipients - April 19, 2007 at 7pm
Community Art Day - April 21, 2007 1-3pm
Sun Prints with Lori Oden

Previous Exhibitions

The Inspired Line: Selected Prints of Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn
February 2 - March 18, 2007
Opening - February 2, 2007 at 7pm
Community Art Day - February 24, 2007 1-3pm
Printmaking with Aaron Jones
Lecture - March 8, 2007 at 7pm Alison Palmer from the University of Oklahoma

Silent Storytellers: Carpets from Around the World
November 17, 2006 - January 14, 2007
Opening - November 17, 2006 at 7pm
Community Art Day - December 9, 2006 1-3pm
Lecture - January 11, 2007 at 7pm - Randy Ramer, Curator of Anthropology at the Gilcrease Museum

Forthcoming exhibitions

Bert Seabourn: An American Expressionist
May 24 - July 8, 2007
Opening - May 24, 2007 at 7pm
Community Art Day - June 16, 2007 1-3pm
Featherwork with Kevin Connywerdy
Lecture - June 28, 2007 at 7pm with Bert Seabourn


$5.00 for adults
$4.00 for seniors
$3.00 for students with a valid I.D.
$3.00 for children ages 6 - 17
Free for children 5 and under

We accept the OKCity Card for two-for-one admission.

Opening hours

Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Dates
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Through New Years Day

Getting there

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma

From Oklahoma City:
Take I-40 Eastbound
At exit 181, turn RIGHT onto Ramp
Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto US-177 [US-270] Southbound for about 2 miles
Turn LEFT (East) onto MacArthur Drive
After about 1 mile, you will see signs on the left side (North) of the road. (If you reach the tunnel, you have gone too far.)

From Tulsa:
Take I-44 West to
Hwy 18, Exit 166, South (for Chandler) to Shawnee (This turns into Harrison St. when you enter Shawnee city limits)
Turn Right at the light onto MacArthur Drive off Hwy 18 or Harrison St., go about 1 mile West
to entrance of St. Gregory's University (on North side of the road) - (It is after the tunnel; if you reach Hwy 177, you have gone too far.)

alternative route from Tulsa:
I-44 West to OK-66, exit 158 to Wellston
Turn LEFT onto Ok-66 for almost 2 miles
Turn RIGHT onto US-177 South for 23 miles
Turn LEFT onto MacArthur Drive eastbound for about 1 mile


Special Needs Access
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is handicapped accesible. We have two wheelchairs available for visitors

A selection of fine art books, cards, art and gifts for adults and children are available in our gift shop. Please come visit our newly renovated gift shop

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The museum has many fun, educational opportunites for visitors including tours, community art days, lectures, summer camp and traveling treasure troves!


The MGMoA offer tours to any group. We have great docents that give wonderful tours. Please call or e-mail at least two weeks in advance to schedule your tour.


We have specialized tours for students that have studied the Ancient Egyptian culture. Just ask!

For group tours, it is only $2 per student and teachers are free! We do request at least one adult for every 10 students.

Teachers can receive in-service credit by attending in-expensive workshops taught by professional artists and museum educators.


Student (with student ID)
$15 ($15 tax deductable)
• Free unlimited admission for one to the museum's world class
• Invitations to openings, receptions, lectures, and special events
• Discount of 10% in the Museum Store
• Complimentary subscription to Museum’s newsletter

$35 ($35 tax deductable)
• All benefits listed above plus
• Invitation to the Membership Party

$50 ($50 tax deductable)
• All Individual Membership privileges, plus
• Free unlimited admission for two adults and household children
18 and under to the museum's world class collection

Hudson River League
$100 ($100 tax deductable)
• All Family privileges, plus
• Free admission to over 150 other museums across the United
States with participation in North American Reciprocal
Membership Program

Chase Studio League
$250 ($250 tax deductable)
• All Hudson River privileges, plus
• Enchanted Evening reception at the museum

Papyrus Guild
$500 ($500 tax deductable)
• All Chase Studio privileges, plus
• A private tour of the collection and lecture for you and six

School of Raphael
$1,000 ($1,000 tax deductable)
• All Papyrus Guild privileges, plus
• Ten complimentary Museum admission passes