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Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual history tour includes Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University will once again be featured in Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta’s Historic Sites. Started in 2003 after the rescue of the Fox Theatre changed Atlanta’s perspective on preservation, Phoenix Flies brings organizations and community members together to show the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. For its 21st […]

Celebrating Black History Month at Oglethorpe

The Oglethorpe community will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a variety of events. Black History Month was originally established as a week-long celebration but was later extended to the full month of February in the 1970s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month. Today, people across the country celebrate the […]

Oglethorpe museum announces “Contrapunto” exhibit highlighting Latino artists in Atlanta

Closing out a yearlong spotlight on Hispanic and Latino artists, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has announced its latest exhibition: “Contrapunto: Works by a Contemporary Latin American Artist Collective.” An eclectic exhibition featuring the varied contemporary styles of six artists, “Contrapunto” is a comprehensive depiction of Latin American culture, folklore and collective history. The […]

Studio art senior, OU Museum director on air with WABE’s City Lights

Atlanta NPR station WABE recently welcomed Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings and Oglethorpe senior studio art major Sophia Sobrino ’24 to City Lights with Lois Reitzes for a discussion on the museum’s current exhibition “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.” On view through January 31, 2024, the […]

New acquisition from Atlanta artist Yehimi Cambrón installed on campus

A new painting now adorns a feature wall in Oglethorpe’s Turner Lynch Campus Center. “Estela Tejiendo (Estela Crocheting),” a massive portrait by burgeoning Atlanta artist Yehimi Cambrón, was recently installed at the top of the main staircase of the busy student hub. Featuring an inspiring representation of the artist’s immigrant mother, the painting now serves […]

Two OU students secure “Best Supporting Performer” nominations from BroadwayWorld Atlanta

Two outstanding Oglethorpe University theatre students have secured nominations for Best Supporting Performer in a Musical by BroadwayWorld Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest theater review sites. Emma Jean Scott was recognized for her captivating performance as the young ingénue-turned-resistance leader Hope Cladwell in Urinetown, last year’s annual co-production of Oglethorpe University and Atlanta theatre […]