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Shirley Brice Heath discusses the benefits of art

Thursday, February 8, 2018

As part of its Aralee Strange lecture series, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host Dr. Shirley Brice Heath on February 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Heath holds the Marjorie Bailey Professorship in English and Dramatic Literature and is a professor of linguistics, emerita, at Stanford University. Her work focuses on the ways in which long-term engagement with art can drive the linguistic and cognitive development of adolescents. Her talk, titled “The Arts as Brick and Mortar of Community Building,” will draw from national and international contexts in which the arts are building community togetherness, communication and comfort.

Dr. Heath’s talk is also a UGA Signature Lecture. This series features speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.

This lecture is funded by the Aralee Strange Fund for Art and Poetry at the museum. Created by donors Kathy Prescott and Grady Thrasher, it honors their friend Aralee Strange, a poet, filmmaker and playwright who lived in Athens and died in 2013.

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 http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call (706) 542-4662.

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