Josh planned for us to go to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa on Friday morning. What an incredible place this was!
Evidently, it used to be a private residence. Here's what I found online:
Vila Philbrook was a child of the Twenties. World War I was over. Women could vote. It was a time of flappers, rumble seats, prohibition, bootleggers and five-cent Cokes. More than that, in Tulsa the Twenties smelled of oil and resounded with money.
In 1926 Edward Buehler Delk (1885-1956), a Kansas City architect, was hired to design an Italian Renaissance villa on 25 arcres by oilman Waite Phillips. Delk skillfully interpreted Renaissance styles in the most fashionable manner of the day and was hired in a burst of commissions with three major projects at once: Villa Philbrook, Villa Philmonte and Philtower office building. This impressive home was completed in 1927. Friends say that the Phillipses built the villa as a place where their two children could entertain friends. When they moved in, daughter Helen was sixteen, son Elliot was ten.
Eli enjoyed going round and round "Elf" style.
A painting of the young king Joash, who became king at age 7. That evening, we read the story to the children. 2 Kings 11-12
My favorite paintings are those that tell stories.
We talked through the story with the kids. I told Eli I wanted to envision a happy ending with the slaves getting away from the dogs and the hunters.
How hard life was. Is.
I am so glad to have the Lord to go to!
"I call on You, O God, for You will answer me;
give ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show the wonder of Your great love,
You who save by Your right hand
those who take refuge in You from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
hide me in the shadow of Your wings."
One day He will make all things new! No more evil. Hate. He will restore and renew! I recently read "All Things New" by Eldredge and it brought me such joy and anticipation!
The Overland Express by Oscar Berninghaus, c.1930
This would have been a terrifying experience!
The Little Shepherdess by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1889
The outdoor grounds were gorgeous!
We ended the morning with a stop at the Cheesecake Factory!
...and we ALL shared one cheesecake!