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Upcoming Events

  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    Open to students from all levels of undergraduate studies in studio art and graphic design, this highly competitive exhibition honors the artistic...

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  • Graphic Design Capstone

    (image: Jordan Richards - Käfer: Coffee ) This exhibition presents work by students graduating in May 2018 with their BFA degree in Graphic Design....

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  • BFA Studio Capstone

      (image detail from 'Squamata Specimens' by Kat Hadzeriga) This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May of 2018 with their BFA...

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Our office is open weekdays 8am-5pm
108 Bartlett Center
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-4085

Phone: (405) 744-6016
Fax: (405) 744-5767
artdepartment@okstate.edu


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Welcome to the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History


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Throughout history, the fine and applied arts have played important roles within all cultures and the influence of these art forms on society has never been greater than it is today. Whether one realizes it or not, we are surrounded by it. Stereotypically, our museums and galleries display all manner of art. But, art is not found only there. We see it in the design of our coffee cups, the shape of our cars, the look of our furniture, and the design of this web site.

The Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University is dedicated to excellence in the education of all forms of art creation, art history, and design. We have excellent facilities for painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and small metals, digital photo and video, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, graphic design, illustration, typography, and art history. Our faculty members are experts in their fields and have national/international reputations. Our Studio Arts, Art History, and Graphic Design programs focus on traditional skills and thorough knowledge of historical and contemporary artmaking practices.

We are also dedicated to something that is very important to a liberal arts education, exposure to the Arts through public events.

We have up to twelve exhibitions a year in our spectacular Gardiner Art Gallery. We have a sizable lecture series where artists, designers, and art historians present their research. We also work closely with the Theatre and Music departments through OSU ARTS.

Whatever your interests, the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History has something for you. We invite you to tour our facilities and attend our events, all of which are free and open to the public. For those of you considering a career in the visual arts, please contact us for further information; we will be happy to assist you.


Current Gardiner Gallery Exhibition

Whitney Forsyth: RE-Formation

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Mandalas as a symbol of wholeness are found in cultures around the world, reflecting the symmetry of natural forms, the cycle of life, and the circle of community.  This large-scale ceramic installation of sculptural mandalas represents the life journey of the artist, who recently returned from a residency at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art.  This exhibition represents many of the new ideas that evolved in her work as a result of this amazing experience.

Feb 12th – Mar 2                            

Reception and Lecture: Thurs Feb 15th, 5pm – 7pm