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The OSU Museum of Art will host a reception celebrating contemporary Native American artist Benjamin Harjo Jr. and an exhibition of his art in Benjamin Harjo Jr.: We Are a Landscape of All We Know on Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art Advocates and the Stillwater Public Education Foundation (SPEF) are partnering to provide a $12,000 sponsorship to support art education in Stillwater Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

The OSU Museum of Art will feature the artistic innovations of Jesse Jay McVicker (1911-2004), former OSU faculty member, through “Centering Modernism: J.Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art” opening Sept. 25 with a reception on Sept. 27.

Comprised of a selection of more than 30 rarely seen works on paper, prints, and sculpture, drawn from several private collections, this exhibition explores how Benjamin Harjo Jr. (Absentee Shawnee and Seminole) creates his place in the world.

As a continuation of the OSU Museum of Art Advocates community outreach, the group recently contributed 1,000 boxes of crayons to “Backpack Buddies,” a collaborative project providing school supplies for Payne County youth. 

From archeological digs revealing the history of civilizations to contemplations on hidden meanings in novels, layers surround us in abstract and material ways. Layered Voices, featuring the work of 23 artists, presents textiles that illustrate each artist’s interpretation of layers.

Cameras are usually viewed as photography’s workhorses, existing only to fulfill their operators’ vision. However, an upcoming exhibition at the OSU Museum of Art looks at cameras from a different perspective – as objects of design, intended to please the eye as well as create images.

The 2018 Masterpiece Moments event, An American Artist at the Table, will combine artists’ talents and the community’s commitment to the arts in a fun-filled night on Saturday, April 28, at 6 pm.

 Rebecca Drolen will visit the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art this month to present an artist talk, introduce her exhibition of photographic work, and continue an ongoing collaboration with OSU students.

Essential to human progress, the discovery and mastery of metal has long influenced diverse practices in art. On view from Jan. 30 to June 9, Metal Works will examine the pervasive and varied use of metal in the visual arts.