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OU Museum of Art fall exhibitions showcase Impressionist works, permanent collection

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will host two new exhibitions this fall: A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family and OUMA Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection, open September 13 through December 15.

These shows are comprised entirely of works of art that have been donated to the museum’s growing permanent collection.

In addition, a full line-up of events throughout the fall will include lectures by Curator of Collections John Tilford, Oglethorpe’s Dr. Jay Lutz, and Nelda Damiano from the Georgia Museum of Art, as well as Skylight Gallery concerts featuring the Atlanta Concert Opera (The Marriage of Figaro) and Atlanta Harp Sound ensemble.

OUMA will also participate again in the annual nationwide Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day and offer free admission on September 21 with a Museum Day ticket. As always, OUMA admission is only $5, but is free for members and with a Petrel Pass.


Mecklenburg Autumn by Romare Bearden, from OUMA Collects

OUMA Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection

This exhibition highlights selected works from the permanent collection of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art that align with current course offerings. Recent acquisitions on view include works by artists Romare Bearden and Raphael Soyer.

The permanent collection of OUMA is unique in that it has been comprised almost entirely of works of art that have been donated rather than purchased.

The works on view reveal the broad diversity of the museum’s permanent collection, ranging from 14th-century Japanese sculpture to contemporary abstract works of the twenty-first century.


Femme étendant du Linge by Pierre Eugène Montézin, from A Route Campagne

A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family

This exhibition will feature more than thirty-five original works of art by late 19th and early 20th century artists, including key works by the Impressionists that have been generously donated over the past ten years to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art by the Melamed family of Atlanta.

The paintings, drawings, and fine prints of artists such as Bonnard, Boudin, Cézanne, Chagall, Corot, Matisse, Montézin, Pissarro, and Renoir, among others, will be included.


Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day – Free admission to OUMA

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