On Friday, the students displayed the results of that campaign: the unveiling of the first painting in the university’s 800-piece art museum collection by an African American female artist.
The students used $5,000 from Oglethorpe’s Student Government Association funds to pay for the painting, which they selected. Currently 55% of Oglethorpe’s students identify as nonwhite, university officials said. Oglethorpe, located in Brookhaven, has nearly 1,300 students. About 50 students, alumni and faculty attended the unveiling.