Fate Of Oklahoma Pop Culture Museum Remains Uncertain

Dec 2, 2013

An artist's rendering of the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in Tulsa.
Credit Oklahoma Historical Society

Promoters of a museum dedicated to all things pop culture in Oklahoma plan to once again seek funding from the Legislature, but the fate of the Tulsa-based museum remains uncertain.

The Tulsa World reports the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, would be a 75,000-square-foot building dedicated to the state's contributions in music, film, television, theater, pop art, comic books, literature and humor.

But state lawmakers have not yet committed to it for the 2015 fiscal year.

Last year, a $40 million pay-as-you-go plan over four years was being pushed. But when tornadoes tore through the state, museum supporters withdrew the request.

That hasn't stopped some of the most well-known Oklahomans from donating items to the cause, including actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and director Ron Howard.


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