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How a Commanding Officer Found His Place as a Contemporary Artist

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Many of us have dreamed of far-flung adventures or pursuing a career as an artist, but few of us actually do it. Clinton Hill managed to do both as well as serving as a commanding officer in the US Navy and helping to build the art scene in New York’s SoHo. Now the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is presenting an innovatively installed exhibition of his work from throughout his career. The museum’s director, William U. Eiland, is its curator and the author of its acompanying exhibition catalogue.


From homemakers to makers: The history of UGA’s craft programs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

When most people hear the word “agriculture,” they think cows, chickens and crops, not fine handmade jewelry or beautifully crafted ceramics. But, believe it or not, the University of Georgia’s art school got its start in the College of Agriculture, back in 1927. This unusual beginning for what was then the art department likely led to the strength of its craft programs, which are the subject of a new exhibition opening at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia February 1.


Winter 2018

  • Exhibitions
  • The Art of Giving
  • 2017 Donors
  • New York corner chair (New Acquisitions)
  • 9th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts
  • Calendar of Events
  • Museum Notes
  • Gifts
  • In the Shop
  • Camera Roll


Museum to show 19th-century weaponry

Tuesday, November 9, 2017

With guns dominating the news cycle, it may seem odd for an art museum to present an exhibition focused on them, but that’s just what the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is doing. An exhibition largely consisting of longrifles and titled “Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Craft” opens at the museum December 2 and runs through February 25. The project of the museum’s curator of decorative arts, Dale Couch, and guest curator Sam Thomas, of the T. R. R. Cobb House, in Athens, the exhibition includes 18 19th-century longrifles as well as two pistols, powder horns and a miniature cannon on loan from private and public lenders.


The City of Lights to light up the big screen

Monday, October 30, 2017

During the month of November, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a film series focusing on 20th-century American artists in Paris in conjunction with the exhibition “Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris” and Spotlight on the Arts 2017. Louise Blair Daura was an American artist who lived and worked in Paris during the late 1920s, and this is the first exhibition to focus solely on her work.