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Georgia Museum of Art to hold reception for autumn exhibitions

Thursday, September 28, 2017

On October 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host 90 Carlton: Autumn, a reception to showcase and celebrate the museum’s autumn exhibitions. Attendees can enjoy the company of fellow art enthusiasts, light refreshments and gallery activities. They’ll also get a first look at the exhibition “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête,” which opens to the general public the next day. The event will include the opportunity to win door prizes, as well as “Ask the Experts” from 7 to 8 p.m., during which guests can able ask curators and experts questions about the art.

The museum will also unveil a new addition to the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden during the event, at 6:15 p.m.

The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at To become a member, call 706.542.0830 or visit Become a member of the museum at the event for complimentary admission. RSVP to or by calling 706.542.4199.

The exhibitions highlighted are:

“Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection” (on view through November 12), which shows 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the private collection of Giuliano Ceseri.

“Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris” (on view through December 10). This exhibition showcases all known works of Louise Blair Daura, a skilled portraitist form Virginia. This exhibition will be the first attempt by a museum to examine her short career as an artist.

“Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology” (on view October 7–December 31). To celebrate the 50th anniversary of UGA’s Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, this exhibition will feature landscape paintings by Martha Odum, Eugene Odum’s wife, as well as other works related to ecology.

“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” (on view October 14–January 7). This exhibition, organized by Aperture Foundation, New York, includes works by acclaimed contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas as well as works by artists who inspired her.

Event Partners: The Athens Printing Company, Barron’s Rental Center, Epting Events and Guide 2 Athens.

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 St., Athens, GA, 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.


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