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Arts & Culture

Oglethorpe hosts Brookhaven’s “Wings of the City” photo contest launch

Brookhaven community leaders gathered Monday at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center to announce the launch of a photo contest highlighting the “Wings of the City” travelling sculpture series currently installed in locations throughout the City of Brookhaven. Administered by the Consulate General of Mexico and the Jorge Marín Foundation, the #WingsoftheCityBrookhaven photo contest is a social […]

Oglethorpe museum debuts new work from acclaimed artist Shanequa Gay

In an exciting start to the spring semester, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will open an exhibition featuring new artwork created by nationally-acclaimed artist Shanequa Gay during her time as the university’s inaugural visual artist-in-residence. Titled “shanequa gay: thought and memory,” the exhibition will transform the museum’s Skylight Gallery into a whimsical, multimedia dreamscape […]

Oglethorpe student film festival now accepting submissions, ‘Capturing Culture’ category added

Oglethorpe University students have the opportunity to participate in the third annual OU student film festival, “Last Looks,” to be held in March. Through February 10, students are invited to submit films in four categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, and promotional. In addition, Oglethorpe’s student-led strategic communications firm the Weltner Consulting Agency is sponsoring a new […]

Students present artwork to professionals, get one-on-one critiques and encouragement

A combined group of Oglethorpe students and high school students from nearby Chamblee Charter High School attended a special guest lecture hosted by OU’s visual artist-in-residence Shanequa Gay. Sitting among Gay’s works-in-progress, students gained insight into the creative processes of three professional artists: Yanique Norman, a multimedia artist; Jamaal Barber, a printmaker; and Jamele Wright, […]

Oglethorpe theatre scholar among star-studded cast of Civil Rights film ‘Till’

Theatre major and Oglethorpe University Theatre Scholarship recipient Marc Collins ’23 recently appeared in the widely-acclaimed feature, “Till,” a film following educator and activist Mamie Till-Bradley on her campaign for justice after the senseless, racially-motivated murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till. Collins plays Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till’s cousin. Based on the real events […]

Oglethorpe’s museum listed as therapeutic cultural destination by health organization Art Pharmacy

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has become an official cultural partner with Art Pharmacy, a Georgia organization that helps healthcare providers prescribe arts and cultural experiences to patients experiencing mental health issues. In doing so, OUMA joins several other Atlanta institutions, including the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As a cultural partner with […]

Oglethorpe’s museum commits to art and accessibility for all

A small museum dedicated to serving a wide community, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is always looking for ways to improve accessibility for its patrons. Aligning closely with the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, the museum has been steadily rolling out new initiatives to create equitable access to its annual exhibitions and events. The […]

OU Theatre presents Shakespeare classic “The Tempest”

The Oglethorpe University Theatre is kicking off a new season with a production of a Shakespeare classic, “The Tempest”. One of the Bard’s final plays, “The Tempest” is a fantastical tale of magic, mystery, love, power and control. The play tells the story of Prospero, a gifted magician and the usurped Duke of Milan, as […]