Apr
1
Wed
Commonality @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Commonality @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States


Afarin Rahmanifar
presents “Commonality,” as part of the lecture series for the exhibition “Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists.”

Rahmanifar is Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Connecticut State University and Co-Curator of the exhibition Azadi va Edalat. Born in Tehran, Iran, Rahmanifar received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Subsequently refining her own visual and conceptual work, her vision emerged from the intersecting points of the eastern and western culture. Rahmanifar specializes in painting and mixed media as well as Persian miniature. Her work has been exhibited and privately collected nationally and internationally. Rahmanifar was formerly Vice President of Connecticut Women’s Artists. Rahmanifar was also featured in a documentary film directed by Carina Tautu and produced by Mattatuck Museum. The film was screened at Yale University, Mattatuck Museum, and La Poisson Rouge Gallery in NYC.

$5 general admission; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

 

Apr
2
Thu
2015 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium (Extended Hours) @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:15 pm
2015 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium (Extended Hours) @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

OUMA will be open from 10 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. in celebration of Oglethorpe University’s 2015 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium.

Apr
8
Wed
Freedom to Tell Our Own Stories: New Landscapes of Iranian-American Writing @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Freedom to Tell Our Own Stories: New Landscapes of Iranian-American Writing @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States


Persis M. Karim PhD
, Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Director of Persian Studies and the Advisor of the Middle Eastern Studies Program, San Jose State University.

Persis Karim is a poet, writer and professor of literature of creative writing at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. She is the editor and contributing writer to three anthologies of Iranian-American writing: Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writing (University of Arkansas Press 2013); Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (University of Arkansas Press, 2006); and, A World Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian-Americans (George Braziller, 1999). She has written numerous articles on literature of the Iranian diaspora for academic journals and her poetry has been published in national literary magazines such The Atlanta Review, Callaloo, Reed Magazine, Red Wheelbarrow, and HeartLodge.

$5 general admission; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

Light in Watercolor @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm
Light in Watercolor @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Demonstration and lecture by Iain Stewart.

Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist/illustrator and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. His work has received numerous awards in international competition and he is a sought after juror and workshop instructor. He is also an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. He maintains a studio in Opelika, Ala. In 2014, he taught and exhibited in the U.S., France, Scotland, Canada, Thailand, and Belgium. Read more about Iain Stewart.

An awards reception for Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition will immediately follow the demonstration and lecture.

Free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

Apr
15
Wed
“Cosmic Dust: Dreaming with Einstein” @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 “Cosmic Dust: Dreaming with Einstein” @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Experience an evening of astronomy with April Whitt, an astronomer on staff at the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, the only major science center in America operated by a school district. The evening begins in the Skylight Gallery of the OU Museum of Art and moves to Oglethorpe University’s beautiful open quad to observe the night skies.

Whitt has worked in education and outreach at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and was selected by the National Science Foundation to travel to the South Pole in 1993-1994. In 1995, she became a FOSTER teacher, participating in a 10-day workshop at NASA’s Ames Research Center (California) on infrared astronomy and the Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO), operated for over 20 years as the world’s only airborne telescope devoted exclusively to astronomical research.

Presented as part of the exhibition “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity” on view January 22-April 25, 2015.

Apr
22
Wed
A Vehicle for the Voice of Muslim Women: A Discussion with Azizah Magazine @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Vehicle for the Voice of Muslim Women: A Discussion with Azizah Magazine @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Azizah Kahera, Chief Operating Officer of Azizah magazine, presents “A Vehicle for the Voice of Muslim Women,” as part of  OUMA’s exhibition “Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists”.

Kahera is currently the COO for Azizah magazine, the vehicle for the voice of Muslim American women – a publication that portrays their experiences and shatters commonly held stereotypes. Formerly employed by Delta and the Centers for Disease Control, Azizah has a strong background in corporate customer relations, project management, business operations and event and meeting planning. She has been with the magazine for over 10 years and as its COO, Azizah has implemented new management techniques and procedures. Motivated by her desire to ensure the magazine remains a prosperous and sustainable business in the constantly evolving global market, Azizah is at the forefront of the creation of the Azizah International Edition. This edition will feature the accomplishments and perspectives of Muslim women around the world. Azizah has lived in the Middle East and has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. She represents the magazine at conferences and events across the country and around the world. A graduate of Rutgers University, Azizah is a consultant and senior advisor for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s One Region Grant and she serves on the Atlanta Young Muslim Professionals Advisory Board.

$5 general admission; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

 

Apr
25
Sat
“The Most Gossamer Food”: A Morning Discussion about the Nature of Time @ Trustees Room, Turner Lynch Campus Center
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
“The Most Gossamer Food": A Morning Discussion about the Nature of Time @ Trustees Room, Turner Lynch Campus Center | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Facilitated by Dr. Michael Rulison, Professor of Physics, Oglethorpe University.

Enjoy brunch and chat about the nature of time in the closing event for the exhibition “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity,” on view January 22-April 30, 2015.

 

Apr
29
Wed
The Empowerment of Inspiration @ OU Museum of Art
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Empowerment of Inspiration @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

A demonstration and lecture by Judith Greenberg, an accomplished watercolorist and art educator

Judy Greenberg, an art juror and demonstrator, has been teaching throughout the world for 35 years. She has endorsed Richeson Kolinsky brushes and was a regular contributor to the Palette Magazine. She is signature member of the California Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists and Who’s Who in American Art. Learn more about Judy Greenberg. 

Presented as part of the Georgia Watercolor Society National Exhibition.

$5 general admission; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.