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Georgia Museum of Art gala honors Leo Twiggs

Thursday, February 28, 2019

On February 22, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia held its annual Black History Month Dinner and Awards Celebration. Leo Twiggs received the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award for his efforts as an artist. This award is given annually to honor an African American artist who has made significant but often lesser-known contributions to the visual arts tradition in Georgia. It...

Museum examines love in the Renaissance

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Marriage chests from Renaissance Italy will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from March 9 through May 26, 2019. The exhibition (“Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy”) is organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum, in Florence. The curator is Martina Beccatini, curator of decorative arts and paintings at the S...

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...