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Black History Month programming at the Georgia Museum of Art

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Southern identity is one of continually contested and changing character. The exhibition “Stony the Road We Trod,” on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia through April 28, examines how African American artists redefined and reimagined southern identity. Their works of art contributed to cultural memory and changing culture in the South and commented on themes of pers...

Georgia Museum of Art wins statewide awards

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia received two awards at the 2019 Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) annual conference for its exceptional work.

The awards presented by GAMG included museum professional of the year to Dale Couch, the museum’s curator of decorative arts, and patrons of the year to Larry and Brenda Thompson for their generous donation of A...

Georgia Museum of Art to host winter reception

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will hold its quarterly reception, 90 Carlton, celebrating the winter exhibitions, on February 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These receptions are organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art to highlight museum exhibitions. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities and door prizes. They can also participate in “Ask the Exp...

Georgia Museum of Art gala raises more than $300,000

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This past Saturday, January 26, the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art hosted the 16th biennial Elegant Salute, the museum’s largest fundraising event, bringing in more than $300,000 in sponsorships and ticket sales. Elegant Salute is a black-tie event that provides critical funding for exhibitions and educational programs.

This year’s Elegant Salute chair was Sarah Peterson, who worked in...

Life of Nicholas II of Russia on view in Athens, Georgia

Friday, December 21, 2018

What happens when an emperor doesn’t want to be an emperor? That was true for Nicholas II of Russia, the last ruler of the 300-year-long Romanov dynasty and the subject of the exhibition “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II,” organized by the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia and on view there December 22 through March 17.

The museum has been building a collectio...