The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) presents three major and several smaller exhibitions each year, featuring artwork that reflects the interdisciplinary strength of our liberal arts commitment and the diversity of our community.

OUMA is comprised of three main spaces: The Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery, the Skylight Gallery and the Center Gallery. OUMA staff and students also organize installations in several satellite spaces throughout the campus including galleries in Conant Theatre, Lupton Hall, Hearst Hall and Turner Lynch Campus Center. Lecture, concert, film and other educational series complement exhibitions on view.

Membership

Meet artists and art lovers at museum events while supporting our focus on underserved populations, equity, and accessibility and benefiting the free general admission available to our community.

Resources for Students

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

Learn more about our programs and initiatives, including internships, independent study, and work study opportunities.

History

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.