Mission Statement

Mission Statement 2021-09-10T16:28:22-04:00


Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) serves the university and greater Atlanta community by presenting exhibitions that reflect the interdisciplinary strength of a liberal arts education and the cultural diversity of our community. OUMA engages students by providing a creative stage for the development of museum professionals and engages the public with exhibitions and programming founded on the principles of excellence and social service.


OUMA is a crucial tool for University enrichment and scholarship and, as Brookhaven’s only museum of art, is uniquely positioned to fulfill the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through expansion of collections, education, and community engagement.

The OU Museum of Art is closed for the holidays. We will be back Feb. 11 with a new exhibit: "Beloved Community: African American Artists in Atlanta Collections."

OUMA is participating in Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day 2019 with free admission and special hours.

Visit OUMA Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.