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  • 20 X 20 Posters for Peace

    Tehran-Iran + Oklahoma USA An International invitational poster exhibition taking place simultaneously in Tehran –Iran and Oklahoma – USA, in...

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  • Annual Faculty Exhibition

    Featuring recent work of full-time, adjunct, and Emeriti faculty of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. This...

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  • Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition (BFA)

    This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2017 with their BFA degrees in Studio Art and includes paintings, drawings,...

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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

The Living Language of Clay

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June 24 – August 30, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 – 7:30pm 

In the 1970s and 1980s Emeritus Professor Ron duBois traveled Asia and Africa to document the traditions of folk and artisanal potters in South Korea, Nigeria, and India. In each culture, techniques and practices were passed down over generations; father to son, mother to daughter, and master to apprentice. Over his long career as a ceramics specialist in the OSU Art Department, Ron duBois strove to both learn this “living language” of clay and to pass it on to the generations of artists whom he taught.

The Living Language of Clay is a celebration of a long and fruitful career; an exhibition that simultaneously showcases the art of Ron duBois, works by the students he taught, and the non-Western pieces collected by duBois in his time overseas.