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Georgia Museum of Art to host fall reception

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will present 90 Carlton: Autumn, a reception featuring this quarter’s exhibitions, from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 23. Admission is free for members of the Friends and $5 for the general public, with no charge for children. Epting Events will supply light refreshments. Entertainment includes gallery activities, door prizes and “Ask the Experts,” where guests can ask curators and gallery guides questions.

Highlighted exhibitions include “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” and “In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith” (both of which open to the general public the following day), “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” and “Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands.” The Consul General of Japan in Atlanta, Kazuo Sunaga, will offer remarks.

“Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” (Oct. 24, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016) is organized by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Stibbert Museum, Florence, Italy. It consists of approximately 100 objects related to the legendary samurai warriors: full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts, saddles, lacquered writing boxes, incense trays and foldable chairs. The exhibition is sponsored by Japan Foundation New York; TD Automotive Compressor Georgia, LLC; Marilyn McNeely, The McNeely Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Phares; the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

“In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith” (Oct. 24, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016) is organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, and features 52 photographs Ray Smith took on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 1974. The exhibition is sponsored by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

“Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands” (through Jan. 3, 2016) is organized by Sarah Kate Gillespie, the museum’s curator of American art, from the collection of George C. Foreman, UGA Performing Arts Center director. This exhibition draws from Foreman’s collection to present items that trace the development and history of the American band from its inception in the 1830s to the turn of the 20th century, including paintings, prints, illustrated sheet music, vintage instruments, photographs and more. This exhibition is sponsored by Beth Hoover Baile, Drs. Robert and Ann Bretscher, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Magill III, Lacy Middlebrooks and Thomas Camp, Mr. and Mrs. H. Daniels Minor, Van and Libby Morris, Clifton W. and Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, Gordhan and Jinx Patel, William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

“Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” (through Sept. 4, 2016), on view in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, includes two works Aycock designed as part of her series Park Avenue Paper Chase, originally installed on the Manhattan boulevard of the same name. The exhibition is sponsored by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Event partners for 90 Carlton: Autumn are the Athens Printing Company, Barron’s Rental Center and Epting Events. RSVP for this event to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706.542.4199. For complimentary admission, guests can join or renew their Friends membership at the reception.

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, visit georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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