University of West Georgia Alumnus Returns West to Talk Anthropology, Art and Business

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The University of West Georgia Department of Anthropology will host UWG alumnus, E. Michael Whittington, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 for a presentation titled “From Carrollton to Cowboy Country: Combining Anthropology, Art and Business to Lead a 21st Century Museum.” The event will be held in Kathy Cashen Hall in the Humanities building from 2:00 to 3:20 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Whittington, president and chief executive officer of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, is a 1980 anthropology graduate of then West Georgia College. He recently joined the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in April 2013, after serving as executive director of the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, Calif. He has served as a guest speaker for organizations across the country and has written and published several papers.

Whittington’s presentation will focus on the intersections of the fine and liberal arts, social sciences, museum and nonprofit studies, and management. Various events planned throughout the day include anthropology class visits, a campus tour and a reception. A dinner with anthropology students is scheduled for 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

This event is also sponsored through the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund, and UWG Development and Alumni Relations. For more information, contact Dr. Amber Smallwood at 678-839-5170.