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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.

Powerful Love Art Contest

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 16th, 2023, the OSU Arts Committee is hosting the 2023 OSU Powerful Love Contest. Dr. King was a strong advocate for love and its power to prevail over all. This year’s art competition aims to promote love and inclusivity through visual art by highlighting interpretations, stories, experiences and histories inspired by Dr. King’s vision. 
All entrants will have the opportunity to have their submission displayed publicly on the Orange Wall Art Gallery in the basement of the Student Union from January 17th to January 31st. 
Dr. MLK Jr. and family

OSU Music Industry Program

Named a top music business school by Billboard Magazine 
The Oklahoma State University Greenwood School of Music's music industry program was recognized as a top music business by Billboard magazine in its October 2022 issue. 
OSU's Bachelor of Science in music industry was specifically highlighted for housing its own student-run company, Poke U, which connects students to professionals in the industry. Most recently, OSU alumnus and country musician Garth Brooks held a speaker series for OSU students through the Greenwood School of Music. Next month, country music producer and OSU alumnus Scott Hendricks will speak to students.  

Arts Alumnus Spotlight

Anthony Hill | 2022 Distinguished Alumni, B.A. Theatre '11 
Former Cowboy Football walk-on wide receiver and theatre scholarship recipient Anthony Hill was honored as a 2022 Distinguished Alumni from the OSU Department of Theatre and the College of Arts and Sciences on September 17, 2022. Hill transferred to OSU in 2008. After battling injuries on the football field, the multi-talented student turned his full attention to OSU Theatre. His skills would later help him land lead roles on some of the biggest shows in television such as Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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.


Six OSU students chosen as finalists in national graphic design competition Six OSU students chosen as finalists in national graphic design competition Jan 30

Four undergraduate and two graduate students from Oklahoma State University’s graphic design program recently had their work selected in the annual American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Baltimore Flux Student Design Competition.

Japanese artist Manami Ishimura exhibition set to open at OSU Gardiner Gallery of Art Japanese artist Manami Ishimura exhibition set to open at OSU Gardiner Gallery of Art Jan 12

An exhibition of works by Japanese artist Manami Ishimura opens Jan. 19 at the Gardiner Gallery of Art in the Bartlett Center on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus. The exhibition, titled “Ripple,” includes three large sculptural works made of PETG plastic using a 3D pen and monofilament.

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