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Artists who want to submit their work for consideration: Please contact Gallery Director Teresa Holder.


DECEMBER 8, 2012

More than 50 Artworks designated from the personal estate of retired Oklahoma State University Art Department Faculty member Billy Joe Smith (1932-2012) are being auctioned to raise dollars to benefit the B.J. Smith Endowed Scholarship fund for students in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University.

You can view all auctioned artworks at this site:


Nov. 7 - Nov. 21
Reception: Nov. 11, 2 - 4 p.m.

This exhibition presents work by students graduating in December 2012 with BFA degrees in graphic design. Work on view represents all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork represents the culmination of each student's artistic proficiency, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.


sara rahbar
Oct. 15 - Nov. 2

This exhibition features 29 artists including videographers, filmmakers, and new media artists, as well as painters, sculptors, performance and installation artists. Each examines and redefines the veil in its numerous manifestations and interpretations, and put the veil and veiling into context. This exhibition intends to engage received wisdom, particularly current cliches and stereotypes about Islamic practices, and to reflect on the great ubiquity, importance and profundity of the veil throughout human history and imagination.

  • Gallery Talk: Oct. 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Join Jennifer Heath, curator of the exhibition, for a gallery talk to learn more about works on view in this exhibition.
    Reception: Oct. 18, 5 - 6 p.m.
    Discussion: Oct. 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

  • "Women Without Men" Film: Oct. 23, 7 p.m. (Bartlett 109) Directed by Shirin Neshat (2009; 100 minutes)
    In her feature-film debut, renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of Iran in 1953, when a British and American backed coup removed the democratically elected government. Adapted from the novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the film weaves together the stories of four individual women during those traumatic days, whose experiences are shaped by their faith and the social structures in place. With a camera that floats effortlessly through the lives of the women and the beautiful countryside of Iran, Neshat explores the social, political, and psychological dimensions of her characters as they meet in a metaphorical garden, where they can exist and reflect while the complex intellectual and religious fources shaping their world linger in the air around them. 

  • Join a roundtable discussion led by faculty members from History, Gender and Women's Studies, and Art to examine the exhibition and the issues it raises about Islamic culture, gender, and visual arts.

  • "Covered: The Hejab in Cairo, Egypt" Film: Oct. 30, 7 p.m. (Bartlett 109) Directed by Tania Kamal-Eldin (1995, 25 minutes)
    This absorbing documentary offers a rare opportunity to examine the restoration of veiling and the reasons for its pervasiveness through the eyes of Egyptian women. In unique interviews with women of different ages and backgrounds, "Covered" reveals that Islamic tradition, religious fundamentalism, and growing nationalism are not solely responsible for decisions to wear the hejab. Diverse social, economic and political factors, as well as personal preferences, often play prominent roles. As timely as it is compelling, the film shows how complex causes account for a phenomenon that is porrly understood outside the Muslim world.

  • "Hollywood Harem" Film: Oct. 30, in Bartlett Center 109, immediately following "Covered." Directed by Tania Kamal-Eldin (1999, 24 minutes)
    Jusxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Kamal-Eldin explores the organization of gender, race, and sexuality in Hollywood's portrayal of the exotic east an indiscrimate fusion of things Arab, Persian, Chinese and Indian. She argues, convincingly, that in abridging cultural pluarality and difference, these technicolor fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about peoples of the east while at the same time re-inscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European west. 

This exhibition is a visual companion to Heath's edited volume "The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore, and Politics" (University of California Press).
The Veil is funded in part by Boulder Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Firyal Alsalabi and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.


Sept. 27 - Nov. 15

In conjunction with the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, the Art History faculty will present a series of eight discussions highlighting their research achievements.

Students and the public have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics from each faculty members current research and publication projects. Along with the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, this Roundtable Series will show the excellence in scholarship and practice recently accomplished by all faculty in the Department of Art.

All discussions are held from 12 - 1 p.m. in 104 Bartlett Center. Free and open to the public. Schedule is as follows:
Sept. 27: Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, East Asian Art
Oct. 3: Dr. Marcella Sirhandi, Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Oct. 10: Dr. Jennifer Borland, Medieval Art and Architecture
Oct. 17: Dr. Louise Siddons, American Art
Oct. 24: Dr. Irene Backus, Pre-modern European Art
Nov. 1: Dr. Nancy Wilkinson, Asian and West Culture Exchange
Nov. 8: Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, Colonial Arts of the Americas
Nov. 15: Dr. Priscilla Schwarz, 19th Century French Art


Sept. 24 - Oct. 11
Reception and gallery talk: Sept. 27, 5 - 7 p.m.

This exhibition surveys recent works from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art. The compelling display features works over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, metalwork and digital design. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for students and the community to view the talents of our faculty artists who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis

For more information see Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.


July 9th - August 3rd, 2012

This is a collaborative exhibition from the individual artists of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Arts Coalition.


APRIL 11th - APRIL 30th, 2012
Reception: 2-3 pm 
Award Ceremony: 3-4 pm 
Sunday, April 15th

Open to students from all levels of undergraduate study in studio art and graphic design, this competitive exhibition honors the excellence achieved by our talented students, while they learn and mature as artists at OSU. This year's distinguished jurors are Cody Haltom, Austin-based graphic designer and Deborah Rockman, Professor of Art, Kendall College of Art and Design.