Oglethorpe Hosts Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies Graduate Students

For two weeks in June, Oglethorpe hosted a group of Museum Studies graduate students from Johns Hopkins University. Led by Oglethorpe professor Dr. Jeffrey Collins, the students were in Atlanta to complete an intensive seminar, “Some-things: Objects as Social, Spiritual, and Historical Constructs,” as part of their final graduate program requirements. Dr. Collins has been …

Oglethorpe Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Families via Blue Star Program

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to be a member of the Blue Star Museums for a fourth summer! Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military …

“Yale University’s The Art of Public Health” Inspires Oglethorpe Biology Students

Students from the Yale School of Public Health merged their scientific skills with the creative talents of their peers at the Yale School of Art. The result? The creation of a collection of original posters designed to provoke awareness, stimulate thought, and change behavior on pressing issues such as obesity, breast cancer screening, self-respect, the …

“Nuido, The Way of Embroidery” Exhibits Student, Faculty, Staff Collaboration

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, Nuido, The Way of Embroidery, is presented in partnership with metro Atlanta’s Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC), and has offered opportunities for Oglethorpe students and faculty to collaborate with staff on the exhibit and the accompanying lecture series. Works on display include wall hangings, obis, kimonos, and other beautifully embroidered objects, all …

Art History & Biology Majors Lend Expertise to Audubon Exhibit

At a small liberal arts university like Oglethorpe, students have opportunities they may not get elsewhere. In this case, it was the chance for a biology student and an art history graduate to impact a public art exhibition. Holly Bostick ’15 and Jessie Gregerson ’16 were enlisted by the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art to assist …

Einstein Makes an Appearance at Oglethorpe

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of our campus, Oglethorpe University has put one of its rare treasures on display: Albert Einstein’s handwritten manuscript, “The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity,” on view through April 30, 2015 in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). The manuscript, penned in 1920, was written by Einstein …

“STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat” Explores Baseball, Culture, Politics and More

STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat is a visual exploration of baseball through the varied perspectives of Cuban-born artists, and will be on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art through December 7, 2014. The exhibition, part of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series, features works by 16 established and emerging artists: Jesoviel Abstengo-Chaviano, Alejandro Aguilera, Carlos Cárdenas, …

Salvador Dalí, Mid Century Modern Exhibitions Headline at OU Museum of Art

This summer, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is presenting three concurrent exhibitions: MID CENTURY MODERN: Works on Paper, SALVADOR DALÍ: Trilogy of Love, and KIMO MINTON: Jazz Abstractions, all on view through August 31. “These exhibitions are inspired by the creative outpouring of art at mid 20th century, much of which was influenced by American jazz in …

“The Crossing Over of Art & Science”

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art opens two new exhibitions this weekend: OPTIC CHIASM: The Crossing Over of Art & Science, presented in partnership with the inaugural Atlanta Science Festival, and BLIND/SIGHT: Conversations with the Visually Inspired. OPTIC CHIASM explores the art of vision and science of sight, and includes art by Irene K. Miller, …

OU Museum of Art Welcomes Picasso, Victor Hugo… and Santa!

Life-long learners, students and art lovers flocked to Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s three exhibitions during fall 2013: Picasso, Braque, and Léger: 20th CENTURY MODERN MASTERS VICTOR HUGO: Selections from the Schlossberg Collection HADDON SUNDBLOM: Santa Paintings The 20th Century Modern Masters exhibition featured more than 80 works by three of the 20th century’s modernist …