“Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land” now on exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is now hosting “Beta Israel: Ethiopian Jews and the Promised Land,” an exhibition that explores the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews into modern Israeli society and the integration difficulties they faced. The exhibition features 100 photographs by South African photojournalist Ilan Ossendryver, who lived in Israel for 20 years. …

Our Country, Our Voices: Oglethorpe Honors Our Veterans

November 11th is Veterans Day.  It is an occasion to honor the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served our country, to recognize the families who have stood by them in service, and to reflect upon all of the freedoms that these men and women have fought to preserve. This year, Oglethorpe University, together …

OUMA Presents “Burden of Proof: National Identity and the Legacy of War”

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has opened the doors for its newest exhibition, “Burden of Proof: National Identity and the Legacy of War,” which explores the juxtaposition of the American and Vietnamese experience of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The exhibit will run through December 9. Artists Dinh Q. Lê, Sheila Pree Bright, Keisha Luce and Kirk Torregrossa are …

“Mandalas by the Patients of Carl Jung” Exhibit at Oglethorpe University Museum

A new exhibit opens at the OU Museum of Art on February 5, 2012. “The Secret Round: Mandalas by the Patients of Carl Jung” features 40 original mandalas created by the famous Swiss psychoanalyst’s patients during their treatment between 1926 and 1945. This first ever exhibit is courtesy of the C. G. Jung Institute in Switzerland. …

Club offre la culture française à l’Université Oglethorpe

The OU French Club organizes exciting French experiences and culinary adventures for their club members and the rest of the Oglethorpe community. “The French Club is here to benefit anyone who is interested in being exposed to French culture,” said Alexus Whilby, club president. “You do not have to speak the language to have French fun! We share …

Harp Soloist Alice Giles in Concert at Oglethorpe

Alice Giles, one of the world’s leading harp soloists, will perform at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art this Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is part of OUMA’s Skylight Gallery Concert Series and is the perfect choice for a relaxing Saturday date night!  Concert admission is $10 or FREE with a Petrel Pass. The …

Oglethorpe presents “Chagall – The Early Etchings of the 1920s”

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is now featuring an exhibition of sixty-five rarely viewed etchings and aquatints by Russian-born painter and printmaker Marc Chagall.  The exhibition also features five colored lithographs from the private collection of Drs. Isaac and Yolanta Melamed. The show will run through December 11, 2011. Oglethorpe students are invited to a special students-only opening reception …

OU Museum Scholarship Winner Takes Photography to the National Level

High schooler Sara Endrias is the picture of artistic accomplishment. After receiving a scholarship from the OU Museum of Art to attend one of its summer photography programs, Sara went on to earn accolades for her work at both the local and regional Boys & Girls Clubs of America Imagemakers Photography Competition. And now, she’s progressing to the national competition. …

Summer is the Season for Art Education Classes at OUMA

Everybody knows that the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art hosts some of the most magnificient art exhibits, but did you know that the museum holds a number of art workshops as well? Starting in June, art enthusiasts of all ages will descend upon Weltner Library’s third floor not only take in some fine art, but also …

Dr. Schall Gets Personal with Chronicle of Higher Education

In this week’s online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education,  Oglethorpe President Larry Schall shares his thoughts about experiencing campus life during the opening week of OU Museum of Art’s Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest exhibit in March. To celebrate the exhibition’s arrival on campus, OU students organized several events—including an Indian Holi color festival on the quad (read: …