An Ode to Hands: Selections from the Permanent Collection

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Jasper Johns, Untitled (Secondaries with Primaries), 1991, trial proof 2/2, intaglio on paper, 42 1/2” x 78” Photo courtesy  osu museum of art.
Jasper Johns, Untitled (Secondaries with Primaries), 1991, trial proof 2/2, intaglio on paper, 42 1/2” x 78” Photo courtesy osu museum of art.

Opens Monday, August 17

The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art is a teaching museum that fosters its students’ art experiences through exhibitions and programs that can be incorporated into lessons related to their studies. This month, the museum offers students and the public its latest exhibit, An Ode to Hands: Selections from the Permanent Collection, which opens on Monday, Aug. 17. With a mixture of media displayed within the exhibit, all artworks unite in their exploration of the hand’s role in art and life. Three themes are uncovered within: What do hands reveal about the subject within the artwork, do they assist the subject’s facial expression or speech in communicating a message? What is the significance of an artist’s hand in producing signatures, techniques and materials? What role does the hand play in designing that which the hand holds? The Postal Plaza Gallery, where the exhibit will be on display through Oct. 24, with an opening reception on Sept. 10, is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8 p.m. Admission into the museum is free. For more information, visit https://museum.okstate.edu/.

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