Art gallery openings, gallery talks, films and artist panels are some of the events hosted by the OU Art Gallery. Below are all of those upcoming events along with additional information about each one. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Opening
Reception

Friday, April 17th

5-7pm

Winter Senior Thesis 2020

The senior thesis exhibition features the graduating studio art and graphic design students.
Opening
Reception

Friday, January 10

5-7 p.m.

American Paintings from the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection, 1850-1940

This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and made possible by the Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative. Generous support is provided by the Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation.
Opening
Reception

Friday, December 6

5 - 7 p.m.

Fall Senior Thesis 2019

The senior thesis exhibition features the graduating studio art and graphic design students.
Lecture

Thursday, October 24

Noon

Mindfulness Meditation for Lines of Flights of Fancy

What if paradise is right here and right now? Proponents of mindfulness meditation believe so. Drawing on a so- ciological perspective, George Sanders explores whether the faddishness of mindful living is diluted by self-help gurus and corporate managers. Or, is mindfulness a reasonable strategy for coping with a highly rationalized and frenzied society?
Lecture

Wednesday, October 16

Noon

The Problem of Heaven: How to Get from Here to Eternity

The Problem of Heaven: How to Get from Here to Eternity is a lecture by Mark Rigstad, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Department of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics.
Special
Lecture

Tuesday, October 8

Noon

Behind the Scenes: Pondering Paradise

All religions have some concept of a paradise; one from which we came, one to which we return. How are these concepts of paradise the same, and how do they differ? Dr. Engle will take us on a theological and artistic trek “behind the scenes.”
Lecture

Monday, October 7

Noon

Language and Archive: Nicole Killian

Nicole Killian's work uses graphic design, publishing, video, objects and installation to investigate how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer perspective. They are interested in the repetition, looping, and dissemination of content.
Lecture

Wednesday, October 2

Noon

Singing to Utopia: Lesbianism, Feminism and Music

In the late 1960s to 1970s, the United States was in the midst of social turmoil. Despite the number of social movements seeking equal rights and opportunities, women who identified as lesbian found themselves shut out of the movements they thought would accept them. Making music the core of their community, this is the story of how lesbian separatists used song in an attempt to create a utopia.
Lecture

Thursday, September 26

Noon

Controlling Threats

What individuals perceive to be the threats in need of most urgent attention can in fact be stand-ins for deeper, less manageable dangers. This presentation outlines four strategies individuals often use to attempt to manage perceived (substitute) threats. While these efforts may be partially satisfying, insofar as they allow individuals to feel a sense of control, I argue that the four strategies are ultimately disappointing and often morally and politically damaging.