10.17. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) is located on the third floor of the Philip Weltner Library. OUMA presents three major and several smaller exhibitions each year, featuring art work which is international, representational, figurative, or spiritual in nature, reflecting the unique OUMA mission statement. The museum is comprised of four spaces: The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery, the Skylight Gallery, OUMA research center, and the Center Gallery. Additionally, the museum organizes exhibitions in the Trustees Room of the Turner Lynch Campus Center and is responsible for installations of the permanent collection found throughout campus. OUMA has become an important cultural addition to Atlanta’s growing arts community, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Lecture and concert series complement exhibitions on view. OUMA is the only small liberal arts university museum in the Southeast which regularly shows nationally and internationally recognized exhibitions. The OUMA permanent collection includes work by master painters, sculptors, and printmakers including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, August Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Alexander Calder, Utagawa Hiroshige, Eugène Delacroix, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dalí. Each semester OUMA offers gallery assistant internships, independent study, and work study opportunities. Collaborative planning with faculty and staff allow for direct course development in conjunction with exhibitions to give students an immersive experience. OUMA is a rare asset on campus, helping the University in fulfilling its goal to provide a superior liberal arts education.