Giving thanks

Like all organizations that rely on donors to keep their doors open and programs running, at this time of year our thoughts are turning to year-end giving. There are many reasons to donate before the end of December, from pragmatic (tax advantages) to emotional ones (the spirit of the season).

As we enter into the holiday season, I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to the many donors who have supported the OSU museum project and art collection over the past year. We have received incredible gifts of art, some of which we have been able to share in the Gardiner Gallery, from alumni, emeritus faculty, and other friends. We have received support for our programs from students, local businesses, and the university. The excitement that the Postal Plaza project has generated has been, quite simply, overwhelming.

Now is an exciting time for the OSUMA. We are entering the design phase for the Postal Plaza renovation, thinking hard about how to maximize our available space and budget in terms of future programming, and starting to envision how the collection and future exhibitions will be displayed. Perhaps more than anything, I am thankful for the opportunity to be working with a visionary set of colleagues and university leaders on this unique addition to Oklahoma State.

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About osucurator

Louise Siddons is Associate Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University and founding curator of the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. She maintains this blog as a record of her students' work with the Museum's permanent collection as well as more generally with topics related to museum studies.
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