OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2015-2016

OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2015-2016 2017-07-03T11:28:40+00:00

July 9 – September 11, 2016

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

John James Audubon (1785-1851), Ruff-necked Hummingbird, 1837, Engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring, on J. Whatman watermark. Printed and colored by R. Havell Jr., 41 ½” x 33 ½”, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Carson in honor of Ryan Gainey, 2016.3.1

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Eugène Fromentin (French 1820-1876), Seated Arab Boy, Counterproof with chalk on paper, 8″ x 7.5″, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg, 2016.4.1

The permanent collection of OUMA is unique among museum collections in that it has been developed almost entirely through the gifts of our donors. In the past year alone, the museum has received more than 100 gifts to our permanent collection, including works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. This exhibition celebrates our donors whose generosity continues to benefit the mission of OUMA. The permanent collection serves first and foremost as a teaching collection to benefit the curricular goals of Oglethorpe University.

Recent gifts of works by Eugène Fromentin and Gustave Doré, among others, have further enhanced the museum’s significant collection of French 19th century works on paper. The museum’s collection of American art of the 19th and 20th century was also greatly strengthened by recent gifts of works by John James Audubon, Edward Glannon, Richard Lindner, and Aldro Thompson Hibbard. Noted Southern photographer Jane Robbins Kerr recently donated a number of photographic prints to the museum’s growing collection of photography.

Images photo credit: Travis S. Taylor