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Student Diversity Committee makes first selections for museum’s permanent collection

Students serving on the recently-formed Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Student Diversity Committee have selected and purchased their first acquisitions. The two works by Dominican American artist Pilar Martínez will be added to OUMA’s growing permanent collection. The OUMA Student Diversity Committee was created in June 2020 as part of Oglethorpe University’s expanded commitment to […]

Alum’s artwork featured in AAPI solidarity campaign

Artwork by Oglethorpe alumna and Employer Relations Manager Nicole Kang ’13 was recently featured in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) solidarity project. Three of her pieces were displayed prominently in vivid color on the LED screens over the Peachtree MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, and each would slowly carousel throughout the day, splashing […]

Juneteenth becomes an official university holiday

Beginning this year, Oglethorpe will recognize Juneteenth as an official university holiday. Because Juneteenth occurs on a Saturday this year, the university’s observance will take place Friday, June 18. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865. On this day, Union Army […]

OU museum brings art and community to senior Atlantans

In 2019, Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford launched “Museum to You,” a program that takes art from the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art to senior Atlanta residents who may be unable to access the museum in person. The initiative also includes student volunteers who gain experience in connecting to communities through art. These visits […]

Two students selected for Atlanta photography exhibition “Honor Roll 2021”

Recent graduates Ana Castillo Lopez ’21 and Lauren Headrick-Jones ’21 were accepted into the Atlanta Photography Group exhibition “Honor Roll 2021,” featuring works by students from select Georgia colleges and universities. This exhibition was juried by Alyssa Coppelman, a photo editor and photobook consultant and art researcher with Harper’s Magazine and the Oxford American; Samuel […]

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 […]