Bartlett Main Office
Stillwater, OK 74078
Stillwater, OK 74078
Visual Art Annex (VAA)
Visual Art Annex
1985 W McElroy Rd
Stillwater, OK 74075
The Art Department is also home to the Gardiner Art Gallery. The Gardiner Gallery hosts 10-12 exhibitions a year, including traveling shows, guest artists, and shows from the permanent collection as well as student and faculty exhibitions.
OSU is also home to the OSU Museum of Art (OSUMA) which is based at The Postal Plaza Gallery in downtown Stillwater. The Postal Plaza serves as a permanent home for the university’s art collection and hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year. An on-campus museum is projected for the future. The Museum’s collection includes work from the 17th through the 21st centuries and is global in scope. Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to complete research, internships, and curatorial projects using OSUMA resources.
The Prairie Arts Center, a community-based art center in Stillwater, promotes creativity for all ages and skill levels. Prairie Arts often hosts visiting artist workshops with the Department of Art, and undergraduate students can develop excellent artistic work experience teaching a class, or participating in pop-up shops and other events at Prairie Arts.
The Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, New Mexico offers a variety of opportunities for faculty and students to study the art, culture, and environment of the Southwest. Past programs have included artist residencies, student internships and coursework in collaboration with the Fechin House/Taos Art Museum. Future opportunities may include the establishment of scholar and faculty residency programs, and courses to facilitate restoration of the property.
The University’s Edmon Low Library contains and/or provides access to art historical literature, and is especially strong in foundational texts and in the areas that have been the focus of past faculty research. The library also provides access to most relevant art historical journals, through hard copies, digital databases (including JSTOR), or interlibrary services. With the recent addition of faculty in newly represented areas (Medieval/Islamic, and Latin American), the needs have expanded and we are working with the library to quickly acquire the important resources in these new areas.
The Cunningham Architecture Library is also a valuable resource for art historians on campus.
Oklahoma State University’s membership to the consortium of universities affiliated with the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies (Chicago) also allows students and faculty in art history to benefit from the Newberry’s vast and unique bibliographic collections and to participate in scholarly workshops, conferences, and symposia throughout the year.
Jim Thorpe Building
2101 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 640
Beyond the University’s campus, the region’s museums are also important resources for the program, especially in the areas of the American West, Native American, Asian, Renaissance, and Modern Art. offer students exposure to numerous cultures and historical periods.
- The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
- The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa
- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
- The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee
- The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman