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Our team of students accomplishes incredible things both inside and outside of the museum. Here we're sharing some of the highlights, including blog posts, photos, links to students in the news, and more.

        

 

#TumblrTuesday : A blog by OSU Museum of Art students

Hear more about the interests, diverse experiences and bright ideas of our current student staff.

 

Creating a universal language: A visual analysis
by Gianna Martucci-Fink | December 4, 2018

 

"We want to empower our guests to use the skills of visual analysis when examining different kinds of art! This blog post will examine the piece Circumvention created by the artist J. Jay McVicker in the exhibition Centering Modernism, that is currently on display in our gallery."

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Getting down to business
by Syd Hammond | November 27, 2018

 

"I am looking forward to the rest of my time with the OSU Museum of Art and with all my lovely coworkers, who continue to challenge me, encourage me, and raise me to new heights each day."

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Art Lover
by Landes Bauter | November 20, 2018

 

"I truly believe art is essential to be well-rounded. The OSUMA is helping fill that gap in the Stillwater community, and I am proud to be a part of that."

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The Importance of Community
by Molly Frisby | November 13, 2018

 

"Stillwater and its community taught me how to set goals, how to make them possible, and then gave me opportunities to share my skill set with it."

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Stop the Cuts
by Bianca & Gianna Martucci-Fink      November 6, 2018

Kim Cosier describes an “Art Build” as “art that is meant to change the world;” it is essentially a community driven art project, which emphasizes cross-collaboration between different peoples—bringing light to various social justice causes.

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The Road to Creating
by Audrey Gleason | October 30, 2018

Audrey is seeking opinons on her progress for her BFA capstone exhibition project. Let her know your thoughts!

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What to do with an Art Degree
by Tamber Walls | October 23, 2018

"OSU has shown me countless opportunities of what I can do with this degree."

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Art Building
by Audrey Gleason | October 16, 2018

"Dr. Cosier’s activist artwork gives me hope. As she says, human beings are the cause of and solution to all the world’s problems. Artists have the opportunity to communicate with large audiences to make a difference, and I hope I can do that half as well as Dr. Cosier does."

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Ascendance
by Kayla Andrus | October 9, 2018

"The art family at OSU is so strong and I feel so welcomed and happy to be a part of it every day."

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Letting Loose
by Sarah Machemehl| October 2, 2018

"I find it beautiful that letting loose and creating just to create sometimes leads you in the right direction. Throwing these tiny little glasses ended up being the thing that has allowed me to reach, communicate, and engage with people through my artwork, when I wasn’t even trying to."

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Speaking Up
by Laurel Newsom | September 25, 2018

"September 23-29 is the week to advocate for banned and challenged books. This week we get to embrace and fight for anti-censorship, freedom of speech, and the right to express opinions in any way possible. "

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Using Art in Every Major
by Calli Hefflin | September 18, 2018

"Every subject, career, and profession include art in some wayA way that I have incorporated art into my studies is through ceramics and making glazes."

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Color Fun
by Gianna Martucci-Fink and Audrey Gleason | September 11, 2018

"If you thought the time in-between exhibitions is a boring time to visit the museum, think again. Creative people can always find a way to make the most out of empty rooms."

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Student Advisory Committee
by Gianna Martucci-Fink and Audrey Gleason | September 4, 2018

"If you are interested in getting more involved at the museum and want to help plan fun community and student catered events like Final Friday, come to the first Student Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting this Thursday September 6th at 6pm."

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1,267 Miles
by Audrey Gleason | August 28, 2018

"Over the course of the summer I went to twenty-six different museums. Because I have a foot in the museum world myself, I was not only interested in the art on the walls, but the entire museum experience from start to finish."

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Visiting Artist Workshop with Betty Busby
by Megan Patterson | August 7, 2018

"The July New Techniques with Paint workshop at the OSU Museum of Art, featuring Betty Busby, was  my first full experience of facilitating a workshop."

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Finding Artistic Community in Argentina
by Reese Hadzeriga | July 3, 2018

"The last couple of months I was able to spend my time at an artist residency called Residencia Corazon located at La Plata, Argentina. There I lived for the months of April and May, taking in the sights, living in the culture, and producing my own art."

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Thoroughly Modern Audrey
by Audrey Gleason | June 12, 2018

"This week I'm beginning a summer internship for ULAE, a prestigious printmaking studio in Bay Shore, NY. ...I am a product of midwestern suburbia who can't believe her luck. This summer will be an amazing time for personal growth, creative recharging, and professional learning." 

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Meet Our Students: Elizabeth
by Elizabeth Kalenits | May 16, 2018

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a practicum student and getting to learn about the different departments that make a museum come to life." 

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Still Finding My Way
by Kayla Andrus | May 8, 2018

"It's been amazing to pair my education with my work and I love being here! However, working here and being able to see all these amazing different forms of art makes it difficult to figure out what I want to do in my future." 

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Meet Our Students: Viktorea
by Viktorea Levasheff | May 1, 2018

"The concept of getting to see works of art up close is obviously very different from what any textbook or photograph has to offer. Simply getting to stand before a much-anticipated work is very rewarding. People say that Oklahoma is lacking in the arts, but that is not true." 

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Final Friday Art Crawl
by Audrey Gleason | April 24, 2018

"This Friday, April 27, is the OSUMA Student Advisory Committee's second Final Friday Art Crawl, an evening event that celebrates the art and local business scene in Downtown Stilwater. Along with support from my colleagues and staff, I have been working hard to develop this event since the beginning of the spring semester." 

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Meet Our Students: Louie
by Louie Schoenknecht | April 17, 2018

"One of my favorite things about working here is getting the chance to have deep, meaningful conversations with complete strangers. Art brings out something special in all of us, and I am always surprised at the insights even people who claim to "not know about art" have." 

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Queering the Museum
by Angus Henderson | April 10, 2018

"The museum not only leaps headlong into the spirit of this week, but goes above and beyond to create a welcoming, educational environment for the LGBT students, employees, and guests." 

 

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Plates for Masterpiece Moments
by Megan Patterson | April 3, 2018

"I believe in the importance of education and I am ecstatic to be able to support the OSU Museum of Art in fulfilling their mission as a teaching museum." 

 

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Curiousity In Its Purest Form
by Laurel Newsom | March 27, 2018

"Diverse ideas and experiences make for exciting conversation and I have learned in my time working at the museum that these conversations are magical and eye-opening that I can use not only in art, but also in literature." 

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Momentum 2018
by Bianca Martucci-Fink | March 20, 2018

"I'm so happy to have been a part of the growing contemporary art scene in Oklahoma, I cannot wait to see what these artists do next." 

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Behind the Scenes
by Elizabeth Kalenits | March 13, 2018

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience, because I have always wanted to see what happens behind the scenes when things are not on display in exhibitions." 

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Let's Talk!
by Gianna Martucci-Fink | March 6, 2018

"Let's not only discuss pressures women have to face to maintain the appearance of perfection, but also critique and analyze social standards of beauty through art and feminist lenses." 

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Interview with Cassidy Petrazzi
by Audrey Gleason | Feb. 27, 2018

Audrey sat down with Cassidy for an update after the successful premiere of "George" at MoMA's DocFortnight Film Festival.

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On The Right Track
by Sarah Machemel | Feb. 20, 2018

"So if there are any other art students out there who worry that what they are learning isn't important, just know it is." 

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Photo Filter Fun
by Audrey Gleason | Feb. 13, 2018

"It's been really fun to dive into art with our visitors and know that I helped them learn something new about the possibilities for creativity." 

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The Steerage
by Mark Hill | Feb. 6, 2018

"[The Steerage] shows the perpetual reality of a society where people can share the same space but live in two different realities."

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