Art enriches the lives of all it touches.
During the pandemic, the arts played a vital role in our community. Educational programming and partnerships did not slow down! With the support of the Art Advocates, we were able to engage the community in meaningful ways through videos, art kits, and much more. We would be remiss not to recognize the new engagement opportunities we have discovered. The Museum is eager to use these new opportunities to elevate our vision for the arts at OSU; but we can't do it without you!
Here are a few examples of how we ramped up programs:
- Art Advocates dollars are matched 1:1 by State funds to extend our community and campus outreach.
- Exhibition-focused programs include artist talks, public school tours, grants through SPEF, Second Saturday activities, newsletters, and more.
- When the museum was closed due to COVID, we had more than 12,200 visits to our Facebook page and 14,447 unique website views.
- Also during COVID, more than 80 short videos were produced by staff and student interns for social media. More than 35,000 were impacted through virtual programming.
There are more exciting things on the horizon for the Art Advocates, including the May 2022 Masterpiece Moments events and a bold project we are launching to benefit all students, faculty, and staff on campus. We are joining President Kayse Shrum in supporting a campus priority, the new Visual Arts Center near campus.
"In nine short years of existence, our museum has raised the bar by educating OSU students, faculty, staff and our community about the importance of art."
Kayse Shrum, D.O., President, Oklahoma State University
Become an Art Advocate to help spread art throughout the community with educational programming, which brings the museum to life for so many. Art Advocates support the museum with annual financial contributions of $100 or more. We hope that you will choose to be a part of this passionate community, dedicated to advancing OSU and the Museum's missions.