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Oglethorpe museum receives donation of rare Degas charcoal

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art recently received quite a rare donation: a charcoal sketch. At first glance, the sketch may look unassuming, however, it is actually an early draft from famous French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. When thinking of Degas, one might immediately recall his ballerinas. His fascination with people and movement led him […]

Pax Tokugawa exhibition honors beloved professor Dr. Robert Steen

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has announced their new exhibition for the spring semester: “Pax Tokugawa: The Japanese Collections of OUMA.” This exhibit, which showcases the rich collection of Japanese art in OUMA’s permanent collection, will honor the late Dr. Robert Steen, professor of Japanese. “Pax Tokugawa” will focus on the Japanese Edo period […]

High Museum’s women photographers exhibit includes Oglethorpe professor

Professor Christina Price Washington is among the artists featured in a new High Museum exhibition, “Underexposed: Women Photographers in the Collection,” on view April 17 – August 1, 2021. The exhibition marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment and showcases more than 100 women photographers in the High’s permanent collection. The selected works reflect women […]

Presenting 5-Minute Museum, Tuesdays at 2

Looking for a little more art and inspiration in your week? Starting in March, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is hosting “5-Minute Museum,” a live video series brought straight to your phone or computer every week via Facebook Live. For just five minutes, Museum Director Elizabeth Peterson and Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford will […]

2019 alum’s art donation honors Belle Turner Lynch ’61

Oglethorpe alumnus Brad Firchow ’19 has always had a passion for art. At age 13, he began collecting it, mainly focusing on French and American impressionists. His love of art would eventually draw him to spend time in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art where he worked closely with Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford to further develop […]

Senior Tré Rice releases self-produced song “Smooth Jon”

Senior Tré Rice ’21 recently self-produced his first official song, “Smooth Jon“. The song was created in collaboration with Carlos Cortez Alexander Jr. (LEVELZ) and Kevin Oliver Jr. Co-writer Alexander audio engineered the track and sang the chorus, with Oliver on saxophone and featuring Rice on jazz piano. “Being able to meet and work with […]