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Arts & Culture

Three diverse OUMA exhibitions open June 24

Three new exhibitions will fill the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art galleries this summer, June 24 through September 17. One, OUMA Collects, continues the recent tradition to showcase the previous year’s acquisitions in Oglethorpe’s growing permanent collection, while the other two exhibitions draw from Atlanta collections and depict storytelling through art. Phyllis Stephens: Story Quilts […]

Alumnus John Burke ’11 nominated for Grammy Award

Congratulations to pianist and composer John Burke ’11, nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best New Age Album for his 2016 release “Orogen”! Since graduation, John has released six albums: four solo piano albums, a collaborative work featuring piano, flute and spoken word; and, a soundtrack to accompany a production of “A Streetcar Named […]

Play directed by OU professor wins Alliance Theatre grant

A play, under the development and direction of Matt Huff, associate professor of theatre, was selected to receive an Alliance Theatre Reiser Artists Lab Grant for 2016-17. Currently titled Idi Amin, America, and a Bar of Soap, the one-man show is based on the life of Derreck Kayongo, who also is the performer in the production. Born in […]

Lights, Camera, Oglethorpe!

Georgia’s thriving film industry impacts Oglethorpe’s bottom line, student opportunities. As one of the only campuses in Atlanta to feature unique masonry and Gothic architectural style, Oglethorpe attracts film location scouts seeking a historic and grand setting. Producers find an easy-access location in one of the most film-friendly cities and states. In 2015 alone, Oglethorpe […]

Professor Jessica Handler interviewed on GPB’s “Two Way Street”

Atlanta author and Oglethorpe professor Jessica Handler was interviewed on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Two Way Street,” a radio show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. Host and producer Bill Nigut talked with Professor Handler about her two books, both of which both deal […]

Oglethorpe Hosts Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies Graduate Students

For two weeks in June, Oglethorpe hosted a group of Museum Studies graduate students from Johns Hopkins University. Led by Oglethorpe professor Dr. Jeffrey Collins, the students were in Atlanta to complete an intensive seminar, “Some-things: Objects as Social, Spiritual, and Historical Constructs,” as part of their final graduate program requirements. Dr. Collins has been […]