A panel of OSU scholars will discuss outreach opportunities in Africa following the closing reception of "Building A Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art" at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25.
The free, public event is at the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.
"The main goal of the discussion is for the panelists to share their enthusiasm about Africa with our students," said Shawn Yuan, associate curator and director of Gardiner Art Gallery. Panelists include Michael Dicks, agricultural economics professor; Michael Morris, business professor; and students in the master's international program with the Peace Corps.
The exhibition highlights the gifts of more than 250 African art objects from 1963 alumnus Larry and Mattie Harms. It represents a cross-section of cultures from the region south of the Sahara Desert. Art ranges from traditional wood carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture.
A closing reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.
The OSU Department of Art is one of 24 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU. To learn more about the exhibit, phone (405) 744-9069.