Mark Landrum Collection
The museum announced in fall 2013 the gift of one of the finest private collections of contemporary antiquities, ceramics and glass from the Mark Landrum Estate. Nearly a dozen works include oil paintings, pastel and gouache drawings, and mixed media, and span nearly 200 years.
Landrum (1939-2012) was born in Ardmore and grew up in Tishomingo and Hobbs, N.M. He earned degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School. Landrum and University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren met while attending Yale, and their fathers were classmates at the OU Law School. The Landrum family’s century-old banking enterprise has twin roots in Tishomingo and Mountain View, Mo. Today, more than 40 family- owned banks are located across Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Over the years, Landrum donated artwork to the communities served by his banks. His personal collection, as well as acquisitions he made for the bank, comprises one of the finest private collections of contemporary ceramics, glass, wood and other formed objects, as well as very fine pieces by Midwest artists, Italian paintings and a noteworthy collection of antiquities.