SKY LIGHT: Landscapes, Traditional & Contemporary

January 9, 2014

The exhibition “SKY LIGHT: Landscapes, Traditional & Contemporary” will be on view in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from Sunday, January 26 through Sunday, March 9, 2014.

SKY LIGHT presents 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings, and prints from OUMA’s permanent collection, as well as late 20th and early 21st century paintings by emerging artists. Landscapes by Cavaillès, Corot, Maufra, Pissarro, and others will be on view in The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery. In OUMA’s Skylight Gallery will be large scale oils by Courtney J. Garrett, Larry Gray, and Charlotte Terrell, from Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi, respectively. Works by Garrett and Gray are on view courtesy of Alan Avery Art Company, and work by Terrell is on view courtesy of Pryor Fine Art. OUMA’s Center Gallery will present works by Daniell and Havell, on view courtesy of Thomas Deans Fine Art, as well as works from several private Atlanta collections including that of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Schlossberg. This exhibition is organized by OUMA Director Elizabeth Peterson and Collections Manager John Daniel Tilford.

A Wednesday Lecture Series will complement the exhibition:

  • February 5, 7 p.m. “When a Landscape Becomes Art,” by Alan K. Avery, president, Alan Avery Art Company
  • February 19, 7 p.m. “The 19th Century in Landscape: Selections from OUMA and Atlanta Private Collections,” by John Daniel Tilford, collections manager, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
  • February 26, 7 p.m. “Historical Fiction in the Materials and Techniques of the Landscape Genre,” by Elizabeth H. Peterson, director, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and closed Mondays and university holidays. General admission is $5. OUMA members and children under 12 receive free admission. Parking is free.  Please call in advance so that we may best accommodate disability access or to arrange touch tours for individuals with low vision. OUMA is located on the Oglethorpe University campus at 4484 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. OUMA is supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts. For more information, visit museum.oglethorpe.edu or call 404-364-8555.

Oglethorpe University has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth with the opening of the $16M Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013 and the launch of a $50M comprehensive campaign. Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is Atlanta’s leading liberal arts and sciences university of 1100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. In fall 2013, Oglethorpe opened the A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for students’ real-world experiential learning through civic engagement, global education, professional development, and undergraduate research. Oglethorpe is the only university in Georgia to be named for seven consecutive years to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. In 2012, Oglethorpe launched two strategic partnerships with study abroad provider Global LEAD and EF (Education First), the world leader in international education. EF’s Atlanta headquarters is located on Oglethorpe’s campus, which is also home to the OU Museum of Art and Georgia Shakespeare, a professional theatre-in-residence. Renowned for its groundbreaking core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of America’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: www.oglethorpe.edu

Contact: Renee Vary, 404-364-8868 or rvary@oglethorpe.edu

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