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Georgia Museum of Art adds Parker Curator of Russian Art

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Following several high-profile exhibitions of Russian art, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received a gift from William Parker to establish the position of Parker Curator of Russian Art. The position has been filled by Asen Kirin, professor of art history at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Kirin will continue to teach at the art school, but he will also devote time to researching the museum’s growing collection of Russian art, publishing the results and developing special exhibitions, lectures, symposia and other educational events.

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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.

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Help the hungry this Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, make a date with the Georgia Museum of Art to help benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. On February 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors who donate $7 will paint ceramic bowls that will be used at the charity’s 20th annual Empty Bowl Luncheon. All materials will be provided.

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The opera comes to Athens

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The glitz, glam and spectacle of the opera scene during the Belle Époque are unfathomable to the general public now, but art from the era captures some of its opulence. Posters that promoted these operas make their drama, music and visuals tangible. You can see some of them in the exhibition “Opera in Print: Fin-de-siècle Posters from the Blum collection,” on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia through April 22.

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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.

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