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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 […]

Georgia artists celebrated in newest Oglethorpe museum exhibits

Coming soon to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art — “Mattie Lou O’Kelley: The Long Journey to Success,” an homage to the life and work of Georgia folk artist Mattie Lou O’Kelley. This latest exhibit will be hosted in the museum’s Rubin Gallery. O’Kelley was born in 1908 on her family’s farm near Maysville, Georgia. The […]

Shanequa Gay named artist-in-residence at Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has announced Shanequa Gay as its inaugural visual artist-in-residence for the 2022-23 academic year. As part of her residency, the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta artist will present lectures and special events for the Oglethorpe community and host guest artists and curators on campus. In addition, a studio space dedicated to the program — and future artists-in-residence […]

Brookhaven arts pop-up showcases Oglethorpe alumni, student talents

Now showing just a short walk from Oglethorpe University: Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven, an exhibition/gallery of paintings, mixed media, photographs, drawings, jewelry and more by 18 + Atlanta area artists — including an Oglethorpe alumna! The pop-up was organized by Explore Brookhaven and srmART Connect, an art advocacy and programming business headed by alumna Sharon […]

Blistering rock musical reimagining Lizzie Borden hits the Conant stage

Premiering this Saturday at Conant Performing Arts Center, “Lizzie” is a rock-and-roll reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders brought to you by Atlanta theatre company and frequent Oglethorpe University collaborator Actor’s Express. Helping to bring the modernized story to Oglethorpe’s home stage are current OU students and alumni working alongside Actor’s Express professionals. OU students […]

OU museum’s new exhibit features ornate 18th-century French art

Coming to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art this summer: “The Idyll Before the Storm: The Art of Rococo France.” This brand new exhibit will explore the decorative arts of 18th-century France, an artistic period marked by an over-the-top, theatrical style. In direct contrast to the rigidity of the Baroque period that came before it, the […]

OUMA participates in national Blue Star Museums program

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will once again join museums across the country in the Blue Star Museum program, which offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families throughout the summer. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Defense, Blue Star […]

Honors student curates exhibit spotlighting innovative female artists

A new exhibit is now on view at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art — curated entirely by art history Honors student Hayleigh Stonham ’22. “Reconstructing Perspectives: Female British Artists from 1880-1930” features work by female artists who broke the mold on social norms of the late 19th century, specifically Louise Jopling, Dorothy Hawksley, and […]