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Museum to add yoga in the galleries

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Athens, Ga. — Following on the heels of a successful biweekly event focused on mindfulness meditation, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is expanding its programming to add yoga in the galleries. This monthly program will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings, January 18, February 15 and March 15, with more dates to be added later.

Led by instructors from Five Points Yoga, the program is free and open to both beginner and experienced yogis. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, with tickets available at the front desk starting at 5:15 p.m. The museum will provide yoga mats.

Museums around the world offer yoga in their spaces, connecting body and mind, but many of them charge for the classes. Sarah Kate Gillespie, the museum’s curator of American art, teaches yoga when she’s not organizing exhibitions or giving tours, among her many other duties. Gillespie said, “We’re so excited to be teaming with Five Points Yoga to offer this fabulous opportunity to the community. We’re hoping this will draw new visitors to the museum and new yogis to the mat to enjoy the unique experience of practicing in the galleries.”


Writer: Hillary Brown,
Contact: Michael Lachowski, 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 or call 706-542-4662.

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