Presenting 5-Minute Museum, Tuesdays at 2

Looking for a little more art and inspiration in your week? Starting in March, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is hosting “5-Minute Museum,” a live video series brought straight to your phone or computer every week via Facebook Live.

For just five minutes, Museum Director Elizabeth Peterson and Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the art currently on display at the Oglethorpe Museum and across campus.

While there is much to be discovered through the museum’s virtual tour, Peterson promises “5-Minute Museum,” will give an inside peek at the many pieces in the museum’s permanent collection and works on loan. There may be some secrets to discover, too!

Here’s a look at this month’s line-up:

4/6 – Amitabha Buddha: Join OUMA Cureator of Collections John Daniel Tilford and delight in the colorful past of our remarkably rare fourteenth century Amitabha Buddha, once owned by Oglethorpe University librarian Thomas Chandler.

4/13 – Ukiyo-e: Look to the skies with Museum Director Elizabeth Peterson at images of “the floating world” of Japanese ukiyo-e prints by master printers Hiroshige I, Hiroshige II, and Kuniyoshi.

4/20 – Kakiemon: OUMA Curator of Collections John Daniel Tilford will help you discover how the carefully guarded secret of porcelain production developed in the East while examining a rare, early 17th century plate

Tune in to OUMA’s Facebook every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to catch this new series. You can also RSVP to get reminders each week!

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HOLIDAY HOURS: Please note we are open Tue, Nov 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Wed, Nov 24th to Sat, Nov 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday; Open Sun, Nov 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Normal hours resume next week.