Finals Week!

It’s finals week here in Stillwater, and we’re also finalizing the installation of “Sharing a Journey.” The catalogue for the exhibition is about to go to press, and I’m excited to see everything come together!

It’s a busy time, so I would like to take this opportunity to throw out some reminders:

1. Are you, or is someone you know, graduating this fall? If you are going to be in town for graduation—and especially if you have visitors—bring them to the Postal Plaza Gallery! Here at the OSUMA we are experiencing the familiar proud/sad paradox of graduation, as we see our long-time student staff member, Casey Pankey, graduate with a BFA in Studio Art. Casey began as an intern at the OSUMA more than a year ago. We’ll miss her!

2. Are you teaching (or taking!) a class that might benefit from engagement with the Postal Plaza Gallery or the OSUMA in the spring? Over the past week or so, I’ve been working with Architecture professor Jeanne Homer, who is planning a project with her students to design an on-campus home for the OSUMA. Professor Homer’s students did a similar project using the Postal Plaza as inspiration a couple of years ago—and I’m looking forward to seeing their creativity at work again this spring. If you want your class to use the Postal Plaza Gallery, but aren’t sure how it might work, contact us! We are always happy to help.

3. Each semester, students from a variety of classes research our permanent collection. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some of their work with you—so stay tuned! And when we come back in January, look for student work throughout “Sharing a Journey.” We’re bringing dozens of student voices into the gallery, complementing and expanding upon the curatorial voice of the show.

Good luck with finals, and I hope we see you at the Postal Plaza Gallery soon!

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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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