Arts & Entertainment

Pose with one of several statues of the university’s mascot, the Gorilla, and view the numerous displays of public art donated to the university.

The Champions Plaza gorilla statue greets visitors outside the east stands of Carnie Smith Stadium on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

Performing Arts

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4536
bicknellcenter.com
Broadway shows, nationally-known speakers, concerts, art gallery, symphony orchestra. Event & meeting spaces available.
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Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall inside McCray Hall

East Lindburg St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
East Lindburg St Pittsburg, KS 66762 The Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall is inside McCray Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University. The Recital Hall features a newly rebuilt Steinway concert grand piano, and a 3-manual, mechanical action Fisk Opus 106 organ, constructed in 1995. Built in 1929
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Outdoor Public Art

A Student's Life Sculpture

909 E Ford St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
This three-piece elongated sculpture by artist Tom Corbin is at the center of the courtyard at the Kansas Technology Center.
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Champions Plaza Gorilla Sculpture

Champions Plaza Gorilla Sculpture

1705 S Joplin St (east of stadium), Pittsburg, KS 66762
A hand crafted 2,000 pound bronze Gorilla sculpture towers over visitors. Designed by world-renowned artist, Tom Corbin, and unveiled in 2014.
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Fiberglass Gorilla Sculpture

302 E Cleveland Ave (south side of building), Pittsburg, KS 66762
An iconic fiberglass structure created by the late Larry Wooster, an art instructor at the university. Located on the south side of Overman Student Center.
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Galloping Horse of Gansu Sculpture

Galloping Horse of Gansu Sculpture

500 E Ford Ave (southeast edge of University Lake), Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
Larger than life bronze reproduction of ancient Chinese sculpture made during the Han Dynasty. A 100th birthday gift to PSU from a dignitary in China.
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Pittsburg State Centennial Mural

1800 S Elm St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
Designed by Mark Switlik, the mural was completed in 2004 and can be found in Willard Plaza, on the north end of Nation Hall.
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The Healer Sculpture

The Healer Sculpture

1801 S Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
1801 S Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762 (620) 231-7000 PittState.edu Created by Joe Beeler, this sculpture is at the entrance to the Bryant Student Health Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University.
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The Night Song Sculpture

The Night Song Sculpture

E Cleveland Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
PittState.edu
Bronze sculpture of a Native American playing a flute. Located on Pittsburg State campus.
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Indoor Public Art

“Beethoven” by Andy Warhol exhibit

1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4536
bicknellcenter.com
On permanent display on the second floor of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
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1957 and 1961 NAIA National Football Championships Murals

1957 and 1961 NAIA National Football Championships Murals

1801 S Homer, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
By famed sports artist Ted Watts, these murals highlight Carnie Smith & his Gorilla football teams who won the 1957 & 1961 NAIA National Football Championships.
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Bicknell Gallery

Bicknell Gallery

1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4536
bicknellcenter.com
Shows special exhibitions and also includes work space for an artist-in-residence and occasionally showcases multiple exhibitions at once.
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Birger Sandzén Landscapes Gallery

E Lindburg St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7000
Landscape paintings "Autumn Symphony" & "Wild Horse Creek" by Birger Sandzén’s decorate the entrance foyer of McCray Hall on the Pittsburg State campus.
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Father Emil Kapaun Memorial Mural

Father Emil Kapaun Memorial Mural

301A E Cleveland Ave St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-1138
Memorial to Catholic priest from Kansas who served as a Korean War II U.S. Army Chaplain. Died a POW while ensuring survival of others. Awarded Medal of Honor.
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Harry Krug Gallery

Harry Krug Gallery

202 E Cleveland Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4305
pittstate.edu/art/galleries-and-exhibitions.html
Displayed contemporary art comes from contributors from all over the United States, university faculty, graduate students, and local artists.
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University Gallery

University Gallery

202 E Cleveland Ave, Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4305
pittstate.edu/art/galleries-and-exhibitions.html
202 E Cleveland Ave Pittsburg, KS 66762 (620) 235-4305 pittstate.edu/art/galleries-and-exhibitions.html Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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