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Arts & Culture

New acquisition by artist Nellie Mae Rowe on display at OUMA

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) has recently acquired a work by Georgia artist Nellie Mae Rowe through a generous gift-in-kind from the Judith Alexander Foundation. The piece, titled “Baby Girl,” can be seen in a current exhibit at the museum, “OUMA Collects 2024: Highlights from the Collection.” A self-taught artist, Nellie Mae Rowe […]

OU alum and museum director discuss accessibility at national academic museums conference

Earlier this summer, Oglethorpe alum Ella Newbern ’24 and Director of the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) Elizabeth Peterson Jennings presented a case study on art and accessibility at the annual Association of Academic Museums and Galleries virtual conference—a prominent event for museum leaders and professionals across the country. In their presentation, the staff and […]

Oglethorpe introduces new minor in museum studies

Oglethorpe’s prime location in Atlanta has allowed students from different areas of study to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities and explore the city, especially visiting museums. Oglethorpe is leveraging student interest in archival work, the university’s location, and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) by introducing a new minor in Museum Studies starting […]

OUMA Nights highlights Oglethorpe student creativity

Student organization Art Flow recently showcased Oglethorpe students’ creativity at the annual OUMA Nights hosted at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. A tradition started by alumna Abbie Argo ’18, OUMA Nights was coordinated this year by Heidi Ullman ’26 and Penelope Bertrand ’26. Together they worked with various student organizations to help make the […]