Mar
1
Sun
Skylight Gallery Concert: Vasa Drängar @ OU Museum of Art
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm
Skylight Gallery Concert: Vasa Drängar @ OU Museum of Art

The Skylight Gallery Concert Series presents Vasa Drängar, Atlanta’s Swedish a cappella men’s choir.

Vasa Drängar draws on a rich and traditional musical history in Sweden. Most members were born in or have ancestors from Sweden, but some have no Swedish association.  While the choir sings predominantly in Swedish they also sing in English, German, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, etc. Vasa Drängar is a member of the American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS) and the Swedish Council of America. Read more about the choir.

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

Mar
3
Tue
Exploring Einstein: Life of a Genius @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Exploring Einstein: Life of a Genius @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Film screening and discussion facilitated by Oglethorpe University Professors of Physics Dr. Mike Rulison and Dr. John Cramer.

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein changed the world with four papers that led directly to the development of atomic weapons, space travel, satellite technology and a profound understanding of the universe. But, wracked with guilt over the real-world applications of his science—specifically, how the use of atomic weapons clashed with his religious beliefs—Einstein spent the last half of his life desperately trying to disprove the implications of so much of his work. Learn how the greatest scientist of the 20th century would spend his final years enduring appalling professional humiliation. While most of the world hailed him as a genius, he slowly became a marginal figure within the scientific community—revered, but ignored. And, it was all because he could not accept the fact that his life’s work stood at odds with his personal beliefs.

Presented as part of the exhibition “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity,” on view January 21-April 25, 2015 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Note: This event will be held in the Earl Dolive Theatre on the second floor of the Philip Weltner Library in Lowry Hall.

 

Mar
14
Sat
FREE Admission – In Celebration of Einstein’s Birthday @ OU Museum of Art
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE Admission - In Celebration of Einstein's Birthday @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

OUMA celebrates the life of a genius with free admission to the museum on Albert Einstein’s birthday, Saturday, March 14.  Now on view: “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity”.

Mar
17
Tue
Film Screening & Discussion: “Einstein and Eddington” @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening & Discussion: "Einstein and Eddington" @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Film screening and discussion facilitated led by Oglethorpe University Professors of Physics Dr. Mike Rulison and Dr. John Cramer.

“Einstein and Eddington” is a 2008 movie directed by Philip Martin, starring David Tennant and Andy Serkis. In the spring of 1914, with Europe on the brink of war, no one had heard of an obscure German physicist called Albert Einstein. A British astronomer, Arthur Eddington, realized that Einstein’s theories could unlock entirely new ways of thinking about time and space. Despite the danger of being labeled traitors, the two men began a unique correspondence. An eclipse in Africa provided an opportunity to prove Einstein’s theories to the world. Eddington, an unlikely hero, set out on a journey that would change people’s perceptions of the universe forever.

Note: This free event will be held in the Earl Dolive Theatre on the second floor of the Philip Weltner Library in Lowry Hall.

Mar
18
Wed
Liberated, not oppressed: A different perspective on Muslim women @ OU Museum of Art
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated, not oppressed: A different perspective on Muslim women @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Ruwa Romman presents “Liberated, not oppressed: A different perspective on Muslim women,” as part of the OUMA exhibition “Azadi va Edalat: Stories Retold by Contemporary Iranian Women Artists.”

Romman graduates from Oglethorpe University in 2015 with a degree in politics, and serves as President of Student Government Association, President and Co-Founder of COEXIST Oglethorpe, as an Office of Admission Student Ambassador. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and recently interned at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

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

Mar
24
Tue
“Einstein’s Big Idea”: A Film Screening & Discussion @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
"Einstein's Big Idea": A Film Screening & Discussion @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Philip Weltner Library, Lowry Hall | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Oglethorpe University Professors of Physics Dr. Mike Rulison and Dr. John Cramer lead a film screening and discussion about “Einstein’s Big Idea (NOVA),” a 2005 movie directed by Gary Johnstone. Presented as part of OUMA’s exhibition “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity”.

Over 100 years ago, Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E=mc2. In “Einstein’s Big Idea,” NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation. E=mc2 was just one of several extraordinary breakthroughs that Einstein made in 1905, including the completion of his special theory of relativity, his identification of proof that atoms exist, and his explanation of the nature of light, which would win him the Nobel Prize in Physics. Among Einstein’s ideas, E=mc2 is by far the most famous. Yet, how many people know what it really means? In a thought-provoking and engrossing docudrama, NOVA illuminates this deceptively simple formula by unraveling the story of how it came to be.

Note: This free event will be held in the Earl Dolive Theatre on the second floor of the Philip Weltner Library in Lowry Hall.

Mar
25
Wed
A Tour through Time @ OU Museum of Art
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Tour through Time @ OU Museum of Art | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Antonio Mántica presents “A Tour through Time” as part of the OUMA exhibition “Time is an Illusion: Revisiting Einstein’s Theories of Relativity” on view January 22-April 25, 2015.

Time is a very curious thing and it gives rise to many questions. Is time measurable in distinct increments, or does it flow continuously? And how do we travel through it? We know that we can move forward in it (we have no choice), but can we jump forward in time? Can we go backward in time? Mántica will walk you through the history and current understandings of how time functions and how we can use that knowledge to inform our experience of it.

Mántica graduates from Oglethorpe University in 2015 with a degree in physics, and is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, Sigma Zeta, Honor Council, Society of Physics Students, Executive Council of the Student Government Association, and has been a presenter at Oglethorpe University’s annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium and at the American Chemical Society’s Southeastern Regional Meeting.

 

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 – 5:00 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 5 p.m. to celebrate the 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 @ Earl Dolive Theatre
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Vehicle for the Voice of Muslim Women: A Discussion with Azizah Magazine @ Earl Dolive Theatre | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Note: This event will be held in the Earl Dolive Theatre on the second floor of the Philip Weltner Library in Lowry Hall.

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.