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Interim Department Chair:

James M. Oliver, Jr.

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Marty White

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Phone: 620-235-4302
Fax: 620-235-4303

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Department of Art
101 Porter Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Lasting Impressions in the University Gallery

A new exhibition is on display in the University Gallery in Porter Hall until December 1st. Lasting Impressions: Printed Masters from the Leonard H. Axe Library Special Collections features a selection of prints from the library's Special Collections in order to highlight one of the Collection's many strengths, as well as to celebrate the printmaking, one of several art-making processes taught here at Pitt State. The exhibition includes work by several notable artists, such as Käthe Kollwitz, Otto Dix, Aubrey Beardsley, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Fransisco Goya, and more.


The Special Collections and Archives departments contain material pertaining primarily to Kansas and Pittsburg State University, specializing in printed materials from Southeast Kansas, its culture and inhabitants, as well as the correspondence, libraries, business files and memorabilia of significant Southeast Kansans. In addition, the Special Collections has a significant amount of artwork. Lasting Impressions was curated by two Pittsburg State University undergraduate students, Brittney Walton and Morgan Vietti, both of whom have worked with the Department of Art for several years. 



A printmaking demonstration, led by Professor S. Portico Bowman, was held at Porter Hall on September 7th as part of the programming associated with the exhibition. On September 8th, Curator of Special Collections Steve Cox gave a talk about the material included in the exhibition, followed by a talk by Assistant Professor Emmalyn Gennis about the relevancy of printmaking to 21st-century art-making, and a reception. Lasting Impressions will be on display in the University Gallery until December 1st. 

Porter Hall Art Building

Porter Hall - street viewThe Department of Art is located in Porter Hall, which is comprised of three levels of art studios and classrooms. The Pittsburg State University Art Gallery, the Harry Krug Art Gallery, and the Art Students' Gallery are also within Porter Hall.  Read more about our facility and studios.


Bicknell Family Center
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Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts.

Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology.

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