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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.

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The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

Opening in Fall 2019, the McKnight Center will be 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.

Allied Arts

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 for the Arts

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.

 

Brian Fleetwood: the 2019 Smelser Vallion visiting artist

New Mexico-based artist Brian Fleetwood will visit the Museum of Art on November 14 to talk about his unique, organic and biology inspired jewelry. Fleetwood is a jewelry and metal art professor at the Institute of American Indian Art. A workshop with Fleetwood will take place the next day at the Prairie Arts Center, and both events will be free to the public.

BFA Studio Capstone Exhibition

At the Gardiner Gallery of Art, graduating fine arts students will exhibit their capstone artwork, a culmination of the artistic techniques and creativity that they have developed during their time at OSU. The exhibit will run from November 18 to December 5.

Cirque Mechanics

Thrills, laughs, and excitement are on full display in this incredible Cirque program that transports audiences back to the timeless adventure of the big top circus ring. It will take place at the McKnight Center on November 23 and 24.

 


McKnight Center to host open house event McKnight Center to host open house event Sep 27

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, a cutting-edge facility that will house world-renowned performances on Oklahoma State University's campus, will open its doors to the community in a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. The event will be the first chance for the public to see inside the Center. There will be trained docents stationed throughout the 65,000 square-foot space so that visitors can be informed as they explore.

Animation and Digital Art Exhibit brings Matrix animator to Town Animation and Digital Art Exhibit brings Matrix animator to Town Sep 9

The OSU Museum of Art brings the history of animation and digital art to life in the exciting new exhibition Little Nemo’s Progress: Animation and Contemporary Art. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 14, with a public reception on Sept. 27.

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