About OUMA

About OUMA 2022-08-24T17:38:03-04:00

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) presents three major and several smaller exhibitions each year, featuring art work that is international, representational, figurative, and spiritual in nature, reflecting the unique OUMA mission statement.

OUMA is comprised of three spaces: The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery, the Skylight Gallery, and the Center Gallery. Lecture and concert series complement exhibitions on view.

Resources for Students

OUMA is the only small liberal arts university museum in the Southeast that regularly shows nationally and internationally recognized exhibitions.

Each semester, OUMA offers gallery assistant internships, independent study, and work study opportunities. A research center offers research resources and guidance to students. Collaborative planning with faculty and staff allow for direct course development in conjunction with exhibitions to give students an immersive experience. OUMA is a rare asset on a campus and assists the university in fulfilling its goal to provide a superior liberal arts education.

New OU Museum Research Center presents academic research opportunities

The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has launched a new research center that is giving greater accessibility and visibility for its ever-growing permanent collection-and growing academic research opportunities for students. The research center had inauspicious beginnings as a workroom in the museum, but with the help of continuing education student Grady Clinkscales III, the museum began, with […]


OUMA was established during the tenure of founding director Lloyd Nick, whose vision inspired the elegant space and mission. The museum flourished under his direction.

OUMA opened in the spring of 1993, after renovation of the former Oglethorpe University Art Gallery (1984-1992).

The museum occupies the entire third floor of Lowry Hall, covers 7,000 square feet, and offers an inviting gift shop featuring items of beauty from around the world. Its three galleries are quiet, intimate spaces.

OUMA has become an important cultural addition to metro Atlanta’s growing arts community, drawing thousands of visitors each year.