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Georgia Museum of Art to host reception for winter exhibitions

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On February 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host 90 Carlton: Winter, a seasonal reception to celebrate and showcase the museum’s various winter exhibitions. Guests can enjoy the company of fellow art aficionados as well as indulge in light refreshments and gallery activities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get a first look at the exhibition “Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia,” which opens to the public that evening. Visitors will have the opportunity to win door prizes as well as participate in “Ask the Experts” from 8 to 9 p.m., a segment where guests can ask curators and experts about the art on display.

The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at http://bit.ly/90c-winter2018. To become a member, call 706.542.0830 or visit georgiamuseum.org/join. Become a member of the museum at the event for complimentary admission. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by calling 706.542.4199.

The exhibitions highlighted are:

• “Crafting History: Textiles, Metals, and Ceramics at the University of Georgia” (on view February 1–April 29): Celebrating local history and featuring the vision and craftmanship of more than two dozen UGA professors from the 1920s to the present, this exhibition will include the works of Earl McCutchen, Frances Stewart Higgins and others.

• “Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum Collection” (on view through April 22): Donated to the museum by Murray and Nancy Ann Blum, these 19th-century French opera posters are colorful and engaging.

• “Clinton Hill” (on view through March 18): This exhibition showcases the works of the adventurous and multitalented abstract artist Clinton Hill. Known for his sculptures as well as his abstract prints, Hill’s works focus on color and unusual materials.

• “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft” (on view through February 25): This exhibition displays a variety of early Georgia firearms and related accessories.

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

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

Note to editors: High-resolution images available upon request from mlachow@uga.edu.

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 georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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