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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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