“Elizabeth Peterson is a collaborative, creative and highly energetic artistic administrator who will be a tremendous asset to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and the entire campus community,” said Denise von Herrmann, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oglethorpe University. “This is an exciting time to welcome Elizabeth to Oglethorpe, as we continue to expand students’ opportunities for ‘engaged creativity’ as part of the unique liberal arts education we provide.”
Peterson brings 15 years of experience in museum management and exhibition and gallery programming and education at a variety of institutions. Peterson earned her undergraduate degree at Wells College and a master’s, with a concentration in both art history and conservation, from Pratt Institute.
“This is absolutely my dream job,” said Peterson. “Oglethorpe University’s commitment to liberal arts, coupled with the unique and beautiful mission of the OUMA provides a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy and learn by employing the museum as a learning lab. It’s an honor to build upon the legacy of founding director Lloyd Nick and a thrill to lead the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art into the next chapter of its future.”