Sharing a Journey: Open House

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day! “Sharing a Journey,” our inaugural exhibition, opened last Monday, and on Saturday we hosted an open house for our colleagues in museums and academia, as well as the artists and donors who contributed to the show. In today’s post, I give in to the visual impulse and simply give you photos of the event—in no particular order. Thanks to everyone who came!

Emeritus faculty member Dean Bloodgood with Karl Umlauf's "Memorial."

Emeritus faculty member Dean Bloodgood with Karl Umlauf’s “Memorial.”

Eric Wright and Krystle Brewer with work by Josef Albers from "The Interaction of Color."

Artist Eric Wright and OSU graduate student Krystle Brewer, with work by Josef Albers from “The Interaction of Color.”

Professor Jack Titus and his wife, Nancy, with Bert Seabourn's "Red Earth Buffalo Shaman."

OSU Professor Jack Titus and his wife, Nancy, with Bert Seabourn’s “Red Earth Buffalo Shaman.”

Associate Professor Jennifer Borland and her husband, Ben, with J. Jay McVicker's "The City."

OSU Associate Professor Jennifer Borland and her husband, Ben, with J. Jay McVicker’s “The City.”

Kelsey Karper, Associate Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, with Associate Professor Liz Roth.

Kelsey Karper, Associate Director, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, with OSU Associate Professor Liz Roth.

Krystle Brewer and Julia Kirt (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Executive Director), with Robert Rauschenberg's "Drifts."

Krystle Brewer and Julia Kirt (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Executive Director), with Robert Rauschenberg’s “Drifts.”

Mark Swartz, Mark McDonald (Northern Oklahoma College) and Mary Larson (Professor, OSU), with Thomas Stream's "Northern Puffins."

Mark Swartz, Mark McDonald (Northern Oklahoma College) and Mary Larson (Professor, OSU), with Thomas Stream’s “Northern Puffins.”

Curator Louise Siddons with artist Bert Seabourn and his painting, "Red Earth Buffalo Shaman."

Curator Louise Siddons with artist Bert Seabourn and his painting, “Red Earth Buffalo Shaman.”

Curator Louise Siddons with artist Norman Akers and his painting, "Opossum Crossing."

Curator Louise Siddons with artist Norman Akers and his painting, “Opossum Crossing.”

Curator Louise Siddons with curatorial assistants and art history graduate students Mary Kathryn Moeller and Krystle Brewer.

Curator Louise Siddons with curatorial assistants and art history graduate students Mary Kathryn Moeller and Krystle Brewer.

Curator Louise Siddons with Susan Green, Museum Educator at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa.

Curator Louise Siddons with Susan Green, Museum Educator at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa.

Associate Professor Rebecca Bensen-Cain with Richard Goetz's "Untitled (Still Life)."

OSU Associate Professor Rebecca Bensen-Cain with Richard Goetz’s “Untitled (Still Life).”

Professor Sallie McCorkle with one of the featured elements of the Postal Plaza Gallery renovation (by Elliot + Associates, Architects).

Professor Sallie McCorkle with one of the featured elements of the Postal Plaza Gallery renovation (by Elliot + Associates, Architects).

Taryn Chubb (Assistant Professor and Gallery Director, ECU) and Mark White (Eugene B. Adkins Curator and Chief Curator, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), with George Inness's "Autumn Morning."

Taryn Chubb (Assistant Professor and Gallery Director, ECU) and Mark White (Eugene B. Adkins Curator and Chief Curator, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), with George Inness’s “Autumn Morning.”

Philbrook Museum of Art Librarian Tom Young, with Margot Holt Bostick's "The Welder."

Philbrook Museum of Art Librarian Tom Young, with Margot Holt Bostick’s “The Welder.”

Visitors enjoying work by Richard Anuszkiewicz.

Visitors enjoying work by Richard Anuszkiewicz.

Visitors in the gallery.

Visitors in the gallery.

The museum staff at the end of a busy afternoon!

The museum staff at the end of a busy afternoon!

 

The Postal Plaza Gallery is closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 20, but our regular hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21. They are Mon-Sat 11-6; Thurs open until 8pm.

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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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