Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ATLANTApix: Coming Up at Oglethorpe

Bronze Bust, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Bronze Torso,
Oglethorpe University
Museum of Art
This bronze bust was from the recently closed "Embracing Differences" exhibit at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA). I really like this piece, and the photo, so wanted to use the opportunity to talk about the upcoming exhibit, "Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Art."

Coincidentally, today (March 1) is the anniversary of the publication (1924) of E.M. Forster's A Passage to India. Where that literary work, Forster's last, is of historical significance, Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest focuses on Indian artists of today (28 of them, actually!), specifically pieces from the private collection of Shelley and Donald Rubin.

In conjunction with the exhibit, OUMA is presenting its Annual Directors Gala, this year "A Taste of India," on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Tickets for this fundraiser include a champagne reception, an exclusive preview of the exhibit, a live auction, Indian dance and music performances, and a seated dinner featuring an Indian menu.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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