Noon Tea Brings Attention to the Arts

Professor Alan Loehle and Dr. Jeffrey Collins chat with students at the 2011 Art History Tea. Dr. Collins encourages his students to use books in addition to online resources to develop more comprehensive and effective research.

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 always had a rich and diverse assortment of art volumes, and recently the library staff and the Art Department have worked together to expand that collection even more.

Among the new arrivals is a high-quality, limited edition facsimile of one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks, featuring manuscripts and drawings of the Italian artist and explanations of his works. The library also procured titles that explore the works of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo as well as the essential texts of modern architect Louis Kahn.