Paul Cornoyer (American, 1864-1923), Rural Landscape, oil on canvas, 31″ x 35″ Gift of Carrie Lee Jacobs Henderson 2017.3.1, Permanent Collection of OUMA
June 24 – September 17, 2017
The permanent collection of OUMA is unique among museum collections in that it has been developed almost entirely through the gifts of our donors. 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 Camille Pissarro, Marc Chagall and Paul Huet have further enhanced the museum’s significant collection of French 19th century works on paper. The museum’s collection of 19th century British works on paper was significantly enhanced by recent gifts of works by William Powell Frith and Anthony Van Dyke Copley Fielding among others. American Impressionist Paul Cornoyer is now represented in the museum’s permanent collection thanks to a recent gift.
The museum’s collection of art of the American South was significantly enhanced by a major gift of ten works by noted Savannah native Hattie Saussy which will be included in the major retrospective, Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist, which will be touring to the Telfair Museum of Savannah in the summer of 2017.
Organized by John Daniel Tilford, Curator of Collections, OUMA