September – November 2014

Sep
11
Thu
SWAPtember Savings 2014 @ OU Museum of Art
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
SWAPtember Savings 2014 @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Swap the savings during the 6th Annual SWAPtember Savings event at 20 metro Atlanta partner attractions in September.

Show your membership card from any participating Atlanta attraction between September 1 – 30 and receive $10 off a regular membership at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

The 2014 SWAPtember participants are:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | Atlanta History Center | Booth Western Art Museum| Callanwolde Fine Arts Center | Callaway Gardens | Center for Civil and Human Rights | Center for Puppetry Arts | The Children’s Museum of Atlanta | Fernbank Museum of Natural History | Georgia Aquarium | High Museum of Art | Margaret Mitchell House | Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University | Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia | Museum of Design Atlanta | Oglethorpe University Museum of Art | Piedmont Park Conservancy | Tellus Science Museum | Zoo Atlanta

For full offer details, visit the participating attraction’s website.

Sep
27
Sat
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! @ OU Museum of Art
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums — which offer free admission every day — Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which participating museums across the country open their doors for FREE to visitors who present a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to participate in this year’s Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Tickets will be available starting AUGUST 1, 2014 via Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! website only. The ticket provides free admission for two people.

 

 

Oct
1
Wed
Ideas & Inspirations @ OU Museum of Art
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ideas & Inspirations @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Artist Alejandro Aguilera will present “Ideas & Inspirations.” Mr. Aguilera is an Atlanta-based artist creating a special installation in Stealing Base.  He will talk about his personal connections to the island and how his memories play out in his art.

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

This event is part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series accompanying the exhibition STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.

Oct
11
Sat
OUMA Member Reception | STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat @ OU Museum of Art
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Members are invited to enjoy refreshments while viewing OUMA’s newest exhibition, STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat. Meet several featured artists, as well as curators Rachel Perera Weingeist and Elizabeth Peterson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arlés del Rio, Untitled from the series Esperando que caigan las cosas del cielo or Deporte nacional, (Hoping That
Things Fall from the Sky or National Sport), 2012. Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection.
Oct
15
Wed
Baseball: A Bridge for Reconciliation @ OU Museum of Art
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Baseball: A Bridge for Reconciliation @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Hoji Silva Miret, a freelance consultant in leisure, travel and tourism, will present “Baseball: A Bridge for Reconciliation.”  Mr. Miret immigrated to the U.S. recently and is living in New York City.  He will be talking about travel and tourism and U.S./Cuba relations.

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

This event is part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series accompanying the exhibition STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.

Oct
22
Wed
From Peter Pan to Atlanta @ OU Museum of Art
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Peter Pan to Atlanta @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Jorge Fernandez, vice president – global commerce for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, will present “From Peter Pan to Atlanta.” Mr. Fernandez came to the U.S. via Miami at the age of 10 through Operation Peter Pan.  He was a command pilot for the United States Air Force for 22 years, a Vice President for Delta Air Lines, and is now a Vice President for MAC.  He will discuss his personal story.

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

This event is part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series accompanying the exhibition STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.

Oct
29
Wed
Snowplows in Havana: Irony in Cuban Art @ OU Museum of Art
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Snowplows in Havana: Irony in Cuban Art @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Gail Gelburd, Ph.D., professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University, will present “Snowplows in Havana: Irony in Cuban Art.” Dr. Gelburd curated Aijaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul. Her research projects focus on socio-political discourse, environmental issues, global perspectives and non-Eurocentricities.

General admission: $5. Free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

This event is part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series accompanying the exhibition STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.

Nov
2
Sun
Gordy & Vass Perform Handel, Prokofiev @ OU Museum of Art
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gordy & Vass Perform Handel, Prokofiev @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

OUMA’s Skylight Gallery Concert Series presents Dr. Laura Gordy, piano, and George Vass, violin, performing Handel, Prokofiev, and more.

General admission: $10; free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

Dr. Laura Gordy has been a distinguished performer and teacher in Atlanta for the past 30 years. A champion of contemporary music, she has commissioned and premiered over 85 new works and made many professional recordings. She co-founded and co-directed the award-winning new music ensemble Thamyris, and has performed with noted soloists such as Richard Stolzman, Alexa Still, Martin Kuuskman and principal players of many major U.S. orchestras. Dr. Gordy earned degrees in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (highest honors), Rice University Shepherd School of Music, and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. She studied piano with Aloys Kontarsky (Cologne, Germany), Amanda Penick, Mary Norris Tipton and Jeanne Kirstein, and harpsichord with Eiji Hashimoto. A scholarship student at the Aspen and Round Top Music Festivals, she has also received study grants from the Goethe Institut and The King Baudouin Foundation. She has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia and Latin America. A member of the Emory University music faculty 1996 to 2013, she has taught piano, chamber music, theory and Javanese gamelan, and teaches piano privately in Decatur.

 

_MG_3961Over the 35 or so years of concertizing, George Vass has played in 3 continents: Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is praised for his interpretations of the classics as well as for his performing style where he prefers to model his sound to the human voice rather than the percussiveness of the pianoforte. He has been trained by Vahan Bedelian, Ivan Galamian, Harry Shub, David Takeno, and Oliver Steiner, teachers that trace their tradition to Joseph Joachim, Leopold Auer, Konstantin Mostras, Lucien Capet, Cezar Espejo, Demetrius Dounis and Nathan Milstein. He started his musical training as a six year old in his native Cyprus and then continued in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has given solo concerts in notable venues around the world including the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, the Peoples Theatre, Beijing, Teatro des Bellas Artes, Mexico, Carnegie and Wigmore Halls as well as the Dag Hammersjold Hall at the United Nations. He alternates between two violins for his concerts: The Kreisler-Greville Stradivarius of 1727 and a J.F. Pressenda of 1834.

Nov
5
Wed
Rundown between Spain and the USA: Cuban Independence and National Identity @ OU Museum of Art
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rundown between Spain and the USA: Cuban Independence and National Identity @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Dr. Nick Maher, associate professor of history at Oglethorpe University, will present “Rundown between Spain and the USA: Cuban Independence and National Identity.” Dr. Maher will lecture about the late 19th century Cuban Independence Movement and the background to Cuban national identity in navigating a path between Spanish and U.S. cultures.

General admission: $5. Free for OUMA members or with a Petrel Pass.

This event is part of the Wednesday Lecture Series accompanying the exhibition STEALING BASE: Cuba at Bat, presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series.