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From pottery lessons to theater productions, OSU’s diverse art organizations deliver. Students, faculty, and community members are welcome to experience arts the way the creators intended.

State of the Arts Town Hall Event

Feb. 28 | Vivia Locke Theatre
Come and meet members of the OSU Arts Task Force for a town hall style listening event! We would love your feedback and participation as we plan the future of the arts at OSU.

Some Recent Apparitions

Jan. 16 – Mar. 23 | OSU Museum of Art
Kicking off the 2024 season, OSU Museum of Art presents the fascinating work of Andy Mattern, OSU associate professor of photography. Mattern coaxes “ghost” images from the backs of long-forgotten photographs in “Some Recent Apparitions,” opening Jan. 16. Featuring 21 works, visitors are invited to consider how we encounter people through photographs. What details of a person’s existence are left untold?
An antique photograph

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art

Feb. 20 - May 11 | OSU Museum of Art
This exhibition celebrates the passion of an ordinary couple who spent more than 35 years as devoted connoisseurs, building a collection of vivid artworks that are both resonant and remarkably personal. “Memories & Inspiration” presents 67 selected works from a body of art amassed over 35 years. Kerry, a retired mailman, and Betty, a former television news producer, gladly gave up many ordinary comforts in order to live with extraordinary paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures as their principal luxuries. The result is an eclectic gathering of pieces crossing different mediums, subjects, and styles by a group of artists of the African Diaspora.  

Artist Spotlight

CAS alumna Molly Murphy Adams’ beadwork featured in 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
Artist, scholar and College of Arts and Sciences alumna Molly Murphy Adams recently lent her expertise in art, history and research to the set of Martin Scorsese's 2023 film "Killers of the Flower Moon." Murphy Adams' intricate beadwork is worn in the movie by actors representing Osage tribal members. Although she herself is Oglala Sioux, Murphy Adams did extensive research on the Osage Nation in order to create yards of beaded fabric. At the core of her artistic process lies rigorous research into historical forms, a necessity due to the limited inclusion of indigenous aesthetics in conventional art history. She received her master's in art history at OSU in 2023, opening doors and elevating her research.
Molly Murphy Adams

Explore the arts

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

The McKnight Center is a world-class epicenter for the arts, attracting celebrated national and international programs featuring notable performing arts productions and artists.

OSU Museum of Art

The OSU Museum of Art is the university’s official exhibition hall for art, and the host of paintings, photographs, and unique art from around the world.

Student Arts Alliance

OSU Allied Arts makes inspiration easy. Be a part of experiencing high-quality art, learning new things, supporting your community and having fun with your family and friends.

Office of Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

ACE provides opportunities for in-depth engagement with the arts and cultural events for students by making the arts more accessible, intentionally featuring student work, and continuing on our strong tradition of student-led production through SUAB, Allied Arts, and other Special Events.

Doel Reed Center in Taos

With a particular focus on Southern and New Mexican culture, the Doel Reed Center offers ‘leisure learning courses’, week-long classes in New Mexico that are led by experienced artists and instructors. The center also has scholarships and leisure courses that provide credit to students.

Prairie Arts Center

The Prairie Arts Center, a partnership between OSU and Stillwater Community Arts, promotes art creation and interest in the community of Stillwater, and hosts many instructional arts events.

Gardiner Gallery of Art

Within the Bartlett Visual Arts Center, the Gardiner Gallery of Art hosts the art of students, traveling artists, and faculty in many exhibitions throughout the year.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The largest college at OSU and one of the largest sponsors of OSU’s arts community. The college also offers a significant number of scholarships for undergraduate students and enrichment opportunities for students and faculty.

Department of Theatre

Aims to provide students at the university with a comprehensive, professionally-focused theatre education that gives students practical experience through performance and classes. Experience fantastic performances as students gain experience in costume design, set design, and performance.

Greenwood School of Music

The Greenwood School of Music is home to the musical community at OSU. Every year, more than 200 concerts, recitals, and events are presented by guest artists, students, community members, and faculty.

Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History

The premier host of community arts and lessons, including sculpture, painting, and others. Also offers degrees in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History with a number of scholarships available for application.


National graphic design competition selects work of 12 OSU students National graphic design competition selects work of 12 OSU students Feb 8

Oklahoma State University graphic design students can apply for several national competitions, including one named Flux, hosted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in Baltimore.

OSU Jazz Orchestra releases third album, ‘Angular Tuesday’ OSU Jazz Orchestra releases third album, ‘Angular Tuesday’ Feb 7

The OSU Jazz Orchestra added to its discography with the release of its third commercially-available album, “Angular Tuesday,” on February 6. The eight songs on the album — directed by Dr. Tommy Poole — vary in style from Swing to Latin Jazz to Jazz Fusion and feature three different iterations of the ensemble from 2020 to 2023. The title track on the album was composed and arranged by former Oklahoma State University student Matthew Howell.

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