OSU Museum of Art presents new exhibits in January

Artist Unknown, African, Bamana, Horse with Rider and Shield, 20th Century, Iron, 6 x 5 ½ inches. Permanent Collection, Gift of Larry and Mattie Harms, 211.001.129.

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Located at 8th and Husband in the downtown Stillwater Cultural District, the OSU Museum of Art works closely with the OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History. The OSU Museum of Art engages audiences with dynamic programs and access to a growing collection of original art that serves as a resource for study of art and its history by the campus, community, and the people of Oklahoma. The Museum will open two new exhibits in January to kick off the new year.

Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907, hand-pulled photogravure, 13 1/8 x 10 ½ inches. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Impressionist to Modernist: Milestones in Early Photography

On view: Jan. 16 – April 7

Through a selection of more than 70 rare, vintage prints, this exhibition captures a pivotal period in the development of photography. Spanning a period from the 1880s to the 1930s, Impressionist to Modernist follows the progression of photography from the painterly, impressionistic work of Pictorialism through “straight” photography, a Modernist approach of directly representing the world free of any artificial manipulation of the image. The exhibition is organized around the electric personality of Alfred Stieglitz, photographer, champion of modern art, and famously the husband of Georgia O’Keeffe. Photographers represented include Americans Gertrude Käsebier, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand; Englishmen Peter Henry Emerson and Frederick H. Evans; and the Austrian Heinrich Kühn. The exhibition is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Metal Works

On view: Jan. 30 – June 9

Essential to human progress, the discovery and mastery of metal has influenced diverse practices in art. Drawn exclusively from the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art collection, this exhibition examines the pervasive and varied use of metal in the visual arts. An eclectic selection of artwork illustrates the mutability of metal to suit the needs of many types of art. The exhibition includes examples of Native American jewelry; a Qing Dynasty Chinese robe embroidered with metallic thread; African iron sculpture of the Bamana tradition; 19th century photographs; and Robert Rauschenberg screen prints on stainless steel.  The exhibition is organized by the OSU Museum of Art and curated by Arlette Klaric and Cassidy Petrazzi.

January Programs

Additionally, the public is invited to participate in the following programs in the month of January.

Jan. 132nd Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. This monthly program features hands on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Jan. 25drawingLAB, 6 pm. drawingLAB is an evening of experimental art making led by a local artist.

Jan. 30Lunch + Learn, 12 to 1 pm. Tiffany Sides, exhibition curator, will discuss Maxine Warren: The Universe in a Monotype, an exhibition on view at the museum through Feb. 3. Be sure to see this exhibit before it closes!

The OSU Museum of Art is open Tues. through Sat. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free. For more information call 405-744-2780 or visit museum.okstate.edu.