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Georgia Museum of Art to screen “Museums on Film” film series

Monday, May 21, 2018

Starting this week, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a “Museums on Film” series, focused on films with plots that focus on or scenes that take place in museums.

The three films will screen Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting on May 31, in the museum’s M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. All films are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the University of Georgia Parents Leadership Council.

“Night at the Museum” will screen May 31. It tells the story of a newly hired security guard, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), at the Museum of Natural History. Daley discovers that an ancient curse brings the exhibits on display to life; they subsequently wreak havoc throughout the museum. Straitlaced director Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais) has no idea of the commotion that occurs each night in his museum. (PG, 108 min.)

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will screen June 7. High school student Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is skilled at skipping school and not getting caught. Bueller wants one last hurrah before he graduates, so he calls in sick to have an adventure through Chicago, including a stop at the Art Institute of Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck). (PG-13, 103 min.)

“The Thomas Crown Affair” will screen June 14. Adventurous billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) grows bored of his glamorous life and takes up the hobby of stealing priceless works of art. He thinks he’s pulled off a multi-million dollar scheme at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until he meets insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) who is determined to catch the thief. (R, 113 min.)

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Writer: Ashlyn Davis, apd27586@uga.edu
Contact: Michael Lachowski, mlachow@uga.edu, 706-542-9078

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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Georgia Museum of Art to host reception for spring exhibition

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present 90 Carlton: Spring this Friday, May 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The quarterly reception will focus on the exhibition “Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders” and is hosted by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees can enjoy gallery activities and door prizes. Attendees can also ask questions of curators and gallery experts during “Ask the Expert” from 7 to 8 p.m. This event is free for members of the museum and garden. Tickets will be available at the door or can be found online at http://bit.ly/90c-spring2018.

“Bloom Where You’re Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders” will be on view at the museum from May 19 to July 29, so 90 Carlton is the first opportunity to see it. The exhibition features highlights from one of the finest collections of art in the state of Georgia, including works by Severin Roesen, Thomas Sully, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Moran, John G. Brown, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and Ernest Lawson.  

The collector, Mrs. Sanders, has been a longtime supporter of both the University of Georgia and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. She served as president of the Garden Club of Georgia, National Garden Clubs Inc., and has been on the board of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the US Botanic Garden, and the Diplomatic Reception Rooms in Washington, D.C. Her collection also includes American furniture and sophisticated porcelain from American and European factories.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. The address is 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Ga., 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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John Singer Sargent is coming to the Georgia Museum of Art

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

At the University of Georgia, the Terry name is synonymous with UGA’s business school, but the influence of C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry extends far beyond that, including to the Georgia Museum of Art. Also on the campus of the university, the museum is the recipient of 14 paintings and works on paper from the Terrys’ collection that will be on view May 12 through August 5 in the exhibition “A Legacy of Giving: C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry.”

Throughout her life, Mrs. Terry has focused her philanthropy on three areas: education, children’s charities and the arts. She has been a trustee of Jacksonville University and served on the boards of the Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Home Society, the Salvation Army, the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless and the Jacksonville Symphony. Mr. Terry graduated from what was then UGA’s school of commerce in 1939, then became president of Dependable Insurance Co., which he built into a major corporation in Jacksonville, Florida, where the couple made their home. He passed away in 1998, but Mrs. Terry has continued the legacy of giving that they began together. She received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Georgia in 2009 and served recently as honorary chair of the Building Terry campaign at UGA’s Terry College of Business.

A native of Quitman, Georgia, and a graduate of Valdosta State University, Mrs. Terry understands the impact that art can make on children’s lives and the way that it can provide UGA students with a well-rounded experience. She and her husband built their collection of art together, and these 14 works greatly increase the museum’s holdings by the major artists who created them.

It would be rare and marvelous to receive a gift of a single work by Childe Hassam, John Henry Twachtman, Maurice Prendergast, Andrew Wyeth, Ernest Lawson, Winslow Homer, Gifford Beal or John Singer Sargent. To receive works by all of these artists at once, in a single gift, is extraordinary. Until Mrs. Terry made her gift, the museum did not own a painting by Sargent, only a drawing. These works also fill some gaps in the museum’s collection, allowing UGA students and the wider Athens-area community to benefit from seeing them in person.

William U. Eiland, director of the museum, said, “My reaction at hearing from Mrs. Terry that she was making this gift to the museum? Joy. Unaffected, pure joy. And gratefulness, on behalf of generations of students yet to enroll at the university.”

Mary Virginia Terry has said, “My husband and I just felt we wanted to give back because we had such good fortune.” They chose to focus on the arts, hospitals, education and children’s concerns because, “We felt those were important both for the future and for the needs we saw now.” Mrs. Terry is a modest person, who does not love the spotlight, but she accepts public recognition in the hope that her giving will serve as an example to others. For more than half a century, she has provided support to the University of Georgia that has helped it strengthen academic and research programs. The museum is proud and grateful to be among the beneficiaries of their kindness.

The exhibition is sponsored by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. The address is 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Ga., 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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Art and Heirlooms and Treasures, Oh My!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wipe the dust off your family heirlooms and attic treasures because on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host the Collectors Roadshow: Art, Heirlooms and Treasures. To register for either day or to sponsor, visit http://bit.ly/collectors-road-show.

On Friday afternoon, expert appraisers from Bonhams will do formal, in-home valuations for upper-level event sponsors. The museum will host a Patrons Party Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., with a silent auction and an opportunity for in-depth valuations for attendees. Tickets for the Patrons Party are $85 for museum members and $100 for non-members.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will hold a day of public valuations with the same experts from Bonhams. Visitors can bring their items to the museum for informal verbal valuations. The first valuation is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members; up to two more valuations per person are $10 each. All proceeds from both events will go toward acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collection.

The experts on hand will be able to value: European and American paintings, fine prints, watches and clocks, fine books and manuscripts, coins and banknotes, fine motorcars and motorcycles, modern decorative arts and design, jewelry and Asian art, porcelain and paintings. The public is welcome to watch at no cost.

The parking area under the museum will be reserved for motorcar and motorcycle valuations. Free parking will be available in the E11 surface lot, and paid parking will be available in the Performing Arts Center parking deck (both accessible via River Road). More information is available at http://georgiamuseum.org/collectors-road-show.

The Collectors is an upper-level membership group within the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art whose goals include raising funds for acquisitions, organizing lectures, visiting homes of art enthusiasts and hosting excursions to other cities. Former Collectors chair Greg Barnard said, “It is the way that the Collectors combine their interest in connoisseurship and collecting with their mission to enhance the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art that makes them so special.” The Collectors have previously funded the acquisition of works by Charles Bird King, Thomas Waterman Wood, Dorothy Dehner and Edmonia Lewis for the museum.

Bonhams was established in 1793 and is world renowned for its international auction houses, sales and specialists. It specializes in buying and selling in every major area of art, antiques, jewelry and cars.

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Writer: Stephanie Motter, stephanie.motter25@uga.edu
Contact: Michael Lachowski, 706-542-9078, mlachow@uga.edu

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux to speak at the Georgia Museum of Art

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Everyone’s a designer these days. When we think about decorating our own spaces, we tend to go to Pinterest for inspiration or we follow influencers on Instagram. Famed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux knows his own mind. He doesn’t shop at Target. He collaborates with traditional artisans whose work can’t be mass produced. You can hear from him directly on April 24 at 5:30 p.m., when he’ll give a lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia.

Currently based on the Upper East Side of New York as well as Le Marais in Paris, Molyneux was raised in Santiago, Chile, and frequently vacationed in Europe. The trilingual globetrotter graduated from the Catholic University of Chile, where he studied architecture. He continued his education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.

Molyneux’s clients are some of the most powerful people in the world. From the interior of the Pavilion of Treaties in St. Petersburg, Russia, to the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, has has firmly established his presence and his aesthetic as an interior designer. In 2004, he designed the interior of the Cercle de L’Union Interalliée, a private social and dining club in Paris. His skills are in extremely high demand among celebrities, and his most famous recent project was a 40,000-square-foot palace for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Suhain Al-Thani of the Qatari ruling family.

His lecture at the museum, presented in partnership with the Atlanta Chapter of the French Heritage Society and sponsored by an anonymous donor, is entitled “My Russian Rooms” and is free and open to the public. A committed classicist, Molyneux creates spirited interiors that are rooted in history without being historical recreations. His work has been published in Architectural Digest and featured in countless books on interiors. A reception will precede the lecture.

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Writer: Marquan Norris, MarqNorris@uga.edu
Contact: Michael Lachowski, 706-542-9078, mlachow@uga.edu

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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