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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.

Senior celebrates family’s history of Black women farmers through award-winning artwork Senior celebrates family’s history of Black women farmers through award-winning artwork Feb 24

Studio Art senior Shyanne Dickey recently won OSU’s Division of Student Affairs Celebrating Black Lives Art Contest with her piece, “Reigning Black Women Farmers.” Dickey, who hails from Tucson, Arizona, ventured outside her normal medium of oil paints to create the digital print. The collage of edited photos depicts six generations of women from Dickey’s family who have worked farmland in rural west Kansas for more than 150 years.

The McKnight Center Announces 2020-2021 Season Updates The McKnight Center Announces 2020-2021 Season Updates Jan 11

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts’ postponed 2020-2021 Season will begin in March 2021, with additional revisions to the event calendar and added health and safety precautions.

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The State We're in: Water

The State We're In: Water is an interdisciplinary project that includes an arts-based research residency and multiple exhibitions at the OSU Museum of Art. The exhibition features five installation works by lead artist Marguerite Perret in collaboration with artist Robin Lasser, exhibition designer Bruce Scherting, and scientists in water, environmental science, unmanned Systems Research, plant biology, and more.
The OSU Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Call 405-744-2780 for more information. 

DIY Wednesdays

DIY Wednesdays is a new program to put art projects in the hands of OSU students! Each month Allied Arts will feature a new activity and provide all of the supplies for an art project; it will either be taken home or completed at the Student Union depending on the current state of COVID-19 restrictions.
Each project will take place in Student Union Plaza at 11 AM.

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.

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