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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.

Intentional Exposure: Interdisciplinary Perspective

From April 2 through June 1, 2019, the student-curated exhibition “Intentional Exposure: Photography from the Permanent Collection,” was on view at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery. Part of my Spring 2019 course … Continue reading

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Intentional Exposure: Mademoiselle Anita’s Night Out

From April 2 through June 1, 2019, the student-curated exhibition “Intentional Exposure: Photography from the Permanent Collection,” was on view at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery. Part of my Spring 2019 course … Continue reading

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Intentional Exposure: Installation week

Last week was installation week for students in ART 4813/5813: Museum Exhibition/History of Photography. We went from blank walls: Through some discussion and design: And some strategizing by the education team: To … well, you’ll have to come and see!

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Intentional Exposure: Students Curating the Permanent Collection

This spring, I’m teaching ART 4813/5813: Museum Exhibition; our special topic is the history of photography. Student curating is always an adventure, because it brings together group work, subject learning, and real-world outcomes—all on an ambitious timeline! In fact, in … Continue reading

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Robert Mapplethorpe, Imogen Cunningham, and Modernist Photography

The author of this month’s essay, James Adam Sanders, was a student in Art Since 1960 when he wrote it. In the essay, he considers the lasting influence of American modernist photography (as represented by OSU Museum of Art collection … Continue reading

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Karl Umlauf and Industrial Art

This essay was written by Kat Thornton while she was a student in Art Since 1960. Karl Umlauf’s River Retrieval, 1998, in the permanent art collection is a large, expansive, and foreboding piece of art. The feel of industry, of … Continue reading

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Op Art at OSU: Richard Anuszkiewicz and Victor Vasarely

This essay was written by student lopeeta tawde while enrolled in Art Since 1960. Various art movements emerged during the 1960s, the era of minimalism, postmodernism, the Black Arts movement, and the women’s liberation movement. “Optical Art,” more commonly known … Continue reading

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