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Oglethorpe celebrates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

The Oglethorpe community is celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15.  The national tribute to Latinx culture and history began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson created a week-long observation to recognize people of Hispanic descent. The celebration — extended to a month in 1988 — coincides with the independence days of El Salvador, Costa […]

New student-curated museum exhibition honors venerated Oglethorpe professor

The beautifully detailed sculptures, drawings and designs of prolific Georgia artist Fritz Paul Zimmer are now on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in honor of the former Oglethorpe professor’s last retrospective in 1973. Titled “Fritz Paul Zimmer, 50th Anniversary,” the collection was drawn entirely from the archives of the Oglethorpe University Library, […]

Oglethorpe professor discusses the ‘art of teaching’ on WABE radio

Assistant Professor of Art Christina Price Washington was featured on Atlanta’s NPR station WABE in an installment of “The Art of Teaching,” a series from “City Lights” hosted by Lois Reitzes. “The Art of Teaching” features Georgia educators whose dedication and creativity make a lasting impact on students, often turning their passions into professions. Washington […]

New endowment fund to support students in museum studies

A new endowment has been established at Oglethorpe University to support students interested in museum studies. The Ten10 Fund for Museum Leadership will provide stipends to assist students working alongside Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) leadership or visual arts Artists in Residence. Students will be selected among those pursuing museum studies, prioritizing those with […]

Student-curated exhibit highlights mental health, OU artists’ “safe spaces”

The third installment of the student-curated exhibition “Oglethorpe’s Portfolio: Art by Students” opened recently in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Museum student interns Nicole Buruse ’23 and Penelope Bertrand ’26 co-curated this year’s program titled “Safe Space.” The exhibition is meant to allow artists to express their safe space and emphasizes the importance of mental […]

[WATCH] A look back at Oglethorpe’s inaugural visual artist-in-residence program

Atlanta artist and activist Shanequa Gay will be concluding her inaugural residency at Oglethorpe University this weekend with the closing of her exhibition “shanequa gay: thought and memory.” As the institution’s visual artist-in-residence, Gay transformed newly dedicated space in the Turner Lynch Campus Center into a vibrant studio, hosting students, faculty and guest speakers for workshops, […]