Oglethorpe’s French Master Art Exhibition Opens in Style

More than 150 people attended the opening of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art’s opening of its exhibition, Nineteenth Century French Master Drawings and Sculpture from the Schlossberg Collection.  Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg were in attendance to help open the exhibition, which ran through December 12.

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg

In attendance were several members of Dr. Schlossberg’s family, community and museum members, and media.  Among those mingling were the French Consul General Pascal Le Deunff and  plenty of OU mainstays, including former Provost  Dr. William Shropshire and Dr. Jay Lutz, Professor of French.

Considered to be one of the top 100 private collections in the country (Arts & Antiques), the Schlossberg Collection showcases the skill of famous French masters, including Ingres, Gaugin, Degas, Renoir, Seurat, Bourdelle, Couture, Pissaro and others, and has been exhibited around the world at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Vincent Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), Dansmuseet (Stockholm), and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg), among others.

Several lectures, concerts, and special events were held in conjunction with the exhibition, including a lecture by Jennifer Wright, associate vice president and specialist in 19th century European and old master drawings for Christie’s in New York, and Naturalists Unleashed: Innovations in Biology in the 19th Century, a lecture by Oglethorpe assistant professor Karen Schmeichel, Ph.D.

OUMA is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12 noon – 5 pm.  More information  is available at museum.oglethorpe.edu.