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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.

The McKnight Center and New York Philharmonic Announce Multi-Year Partnership, Residency

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic recently announced a three-year residency partnership which will bring the renowned orchestra to Stillwater on a regular basis.

DIY Wednesdays

DIY Wednesdays is a new program to put art projects in the hands of Oklahoma Student University students! Each month Student Arts Alliance will feature a new activity and provide all of the supplies for an art project to either be taken home or completed at the Student Union.


A modern adapation presented by the Department of Theatre
Slapped! A modern adaptation presented by the OSU Department of Theatre takes you on the journey of creating and producing an original adaptation of Leonid Andreyev’s classic play He Who Gets Slapped adapted by accomplished stage and screenwriter Kevin Douglas. Slapped! Is a tragicomedy that explores how the darkest moments in life can produce humor through the virtuosity of the Circus. Join us Friday, Sept. 30 or Saturday, Oct. 1 for this limited engagement staged presentation where we run off to the circus and venture to dream, love, and reinvent ourselves in a time when it seems like we have lost everything.
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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.

New exhibition at OSU Museum of Art explores type through an international lens New exhibition at OSU Museum of Art explores type through an international lens Sep 21

Opening Oct. 11, a new exhibition at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art highlights type-based imagery in art by international artists.

Tiny details create big impact in new dual-artist show at the OSU Museum of Art Tiny details create big impact in new dual-artist show at the OSU Museum of Art Aug 8

On Aug. 23, “Small Worlds: Carolyn Cárdenas” and “Contradictions: Bobby Ross” will open at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, featuring 200-plus paintings and drawings chock-full of awe-inspiring artistic intricacy.



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