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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 […]

Coca-Cola Foundation continues support of Oglethorpe’s best and brightest

Last week representatives of The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Foundation visited Oglethorpe University to meet scholarship recipients and receive an update on institutional priorities and goals. Saadia Madsbjerg, president of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and Fran Killeen, The Coca-Cola Company’s Director of Global Community Affairs, visited the Oglethorpe campus Sept. 14 and heard firsthand how the […]

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 […]

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 […]

New community garden to support campus sustainability, combat food insecurity

Construction was recently completed on “Petey’s Garden,” a community garden outside the Turner Lynch Campus Center. Consisting of four raised beds and a small greenhouse, the garden will be a place where the Oglethorpe community can grow affordable and low-impact food, learn new horticultural skills, and support campus biodiversity. Overseen by Director of Environmental Studies […]

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 […]