Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

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In keeping with our motto, "Knowledge Through Beauty," Oglethorpe University Museum of Art has brought Atlantans, as well as visitors from throughout the world, artworks which have both informed and exhilarated them. Whether Buddhas from around the world, paintings by Russian master Nicholas Roerich, or sculptures of American master Duane Hanson, it is our intention that the artworks shown provide a meaningful experience for viewers, lifting their spirits and satisfying their souls. MISSION: Located in the culturally rich community of Atlanta, Georgia, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art distinguishes itself from other area institutions in significant ways. Devoted to the principle of creating and sponsoring its own exhibits rather than following the custom of engaging traveling shows, our Museum has presented many of the most original and highly acclaimed exhibitions in the city. A dedicated effort has been made to feature those works of art which are historical and representational in form, national and international in origin, and mythological and spiritual in content. The result has been a wealth of originally curated exhibitions ranging from “The Mystical Arts of Tibet Featuring Personal Sacred Objects of the Dalai Lama,” to “The Spirit and the Flesh,” which brought together for the first time the masterful works of contemporary American realist painters D. Jeffrey Mims, Richard Maury, Ben Long and Nelson Shanks.


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