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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 […]

OU Theatre adapts award-winning comedy for its spring production

After bringing Shakespeare’s “Othello” in to the modern age earlier in the semester, the Oglethorpe University Theatre returns for an original show based on a Tony Award-winning play to close out the spring season — “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong.” Inspired by the Broadway hit “The Play That Goes Wrong,” the Oglethorpe University Theatre’s […]

Students curate intersectional exhibit showcasing Oglethorpe LGBTQ+ artists

The second installment of the student-focused exhibition, “Oglethorpe’s Portfolio: Art by Students” opened recently in the Conant Performing Arts Center. Students Sophia Sobrino ’25 and Nicole Buruse ’23 co-curated this year’s program — called “Intersectionality” — which exhibits art created exclusively by LGBTQ+ artists at Oglethorpe University. The exhibition features 13 works, in a variety of […]

Stormy Petrels share Oxford study abroad experience

Study abroad is an incredible way to broaden world views, make meaningful connections with communities all over the world, and forge friendships for life. At Oglethorpe, students have the opportunity to study abroad through Oglethorpe’s 16 International Exchange Partners around the globe — including a premier academic partnership with the University of Oxford in England. This […]

Student Diversity Committee acquires new art by incarcerated artists

The Student Diversity Committee at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art recently acquired two new paintings for the museum’s permanent collection. Both works were part of the museum’s recent exhibition “HeartBound Ministries: Art from the Inside” featuring art made by incarcerated artists in Georgia. The first work, “The Horsefair,” by Henry C., is a scaled-down […]

OU Singers on the road, perform faculty premiere

Last weekend, the Oglethorpe University Singers and members of the OU Symphony traveled to St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown, Tennessee to perform “Consider the Lilies: An Appalachian Requiem,” composed by Oglethorpe’s Music Director Dr. Timothy Powell. The performance was one of 18 premieres set to take place around the country. In this free, community-oriented […]

“Re-Purpose: Monte Creates” exhibition open through April 17

From March 11-April 17, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) is hosting the exhibition titled “Re-Purpose: Monte Creates.” Curated by Senior Class President Makayla Adams ’22 and OUMA Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings, Re-Purpose brings together select works by Oglethorpe student Monte Hahn, who passed away in 2021. Monte’s creative journey straddles the worlds of art […]