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 …

Study Abroad Offers Transformation

Emily Prichard ’16 traveled to London and Paris during the summer as part of a short-term study abroad trip, led by art faculty Dr. Jeffrey Collins and Professor Loehle. Students explored and studied these cities as the settings for artistic and architectural revolutions. Here are some of Emily’s experiences in her own words. This trip to London …

‘Momentum’ Grows from Study Abroad

A short term study abroad trip to Greece in June 2013 was led by Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associate professor of art.  Here’s one student’s perspective: After seven hotels, five ferry rides, four chartered buses, a few terrifying cab rides, a couple donkey rides up some cliffs, and a cable car …

An Odyssey of Learning

Reading the Odyssey, I never thought I would experience an adventure even remotely similar to the wondrous events of the heroic epic. However, this summer in Greece, I was proven wrong. The short term study abroad trip turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime with rewarding knowledge and marvel around every corner. From …

OU Students Abroad: “They are Spartans”

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, assistant professor of art history, and Professor Alan Loehle, associated professor of art, led a short term study abroad trip to Greece. We have returned from an extraordinary odyssey across hundreds of miles of Aegean sea, islands, Santorini volcanoes, mountains, and endless olive and oleander. Our OU students stood before the sunlit ruins of …

My Internship: Curating an Exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

I’m a senior at Oglethorpe, with a double major in history and art history. During the spring 2013 semester, I interned at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) and had the opportunity to curate an exhibit that had a very special purpose. You might not know that Oglethorpe’s art museum has a large permanent …

Dig This: OU Senior Studies Archaeology in Turkey

Here at the OU Blog, we’ve heard plenty of stories of students traveling all over the world to enhance their OU education.  Most explore places like England, Spain, and plenty of places in Asia—but a student studying archaeology in Turkey?  That’s a new one for us! Meet Katherine Harkleroad ’12.  She is an art history major …

Noon Tea Brings Attention to the Arts

Future curators, academics, and creatives gathered today for the annual Art History Tea, and the chance to review new acquisitions to Oglethorpe’s Philip Weltner Library. Dozens of Art History and Art students attended this year’s afternoon tea, which honored Oglethorpe’s art majors (especially the senior class) and showcased the library’s newest collection of resources available. The library has …