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UGA's Georgia Museum of Art to host fifth Henry D. Green Symposium

December 10, 2009

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art will host the fifth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, “Neighboring Voices: The Decorative Culture of Our Southern Cousins,” January 29-30, 2010, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

The symposium will bring together representatives from neighboring states to discuss their own research, collections and decorative-arts history. Topics to be discussed at the symposium include the discovery of Georgia’s early decorative arts, the paint-decorated furniture of Piedmont North Carolina, the influence of Georgia potters on Alabama pottery, the profile of a southern antebellum silversmith, German toys in American childhood, French porcelain in the antebellum South and early Georgians’ migration to Alabama. Featured speakers at this year’s symposium are Mary Audrey Apple, Joey J. Brackner, Daniel Brooks, Charlotte Crabtree, Robert Doares, Robert A. Leath, and June Lucas.

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Georgia Museum of Art wins SECAC award

October 28, 2009

Athens, Ga. – The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) recently gave the award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials to the Georgia Museum of Art publication and exhibition “The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection.”

The art in the catalogue reflects the many political, social and economic changes that occurred in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II. The traveling exhibition, which includes a selection of the works on paper, was most recently on view at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Ga. The exhibition will be on view in full at the Georgia Museum of Art after its reopening in 2011. The catalogue includes full-page color images of all 153 works on paper along with information about each work, artists’ biographies and an essay by historian Harry Katz and can be purchased for $55 from the online Museum Shop (accessible by clicking the gift bag from the museum’s home page at www.uga.edu/gamuseum).

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Georgia Museum of Art to host memorial lecture

October 20, 2009

Athens, Ga. – The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) will host the 26th Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture, “Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons: An Exercise in Circular Reasoning,” presented by Francis M. Naumann on Wednesday, November 4. A reception will follow the lecture.

Naumann is the author of numerous articles, exhibition catalogues and books, including, most recently “Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray” (Rutgers University Press, 2002). He currently owns and operates his own gallery in New York City. Previously Naumann was an independent scholar and curator.

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Georgia Museum of Art wins three publication awards

October 13, 2009

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) received three awards for its publications from the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC). The winning entries will be on display from October 13–17 at the annual SEMC meeting in Charleston, W.Va.

“The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection,” an exhibition catalogue, received a gold award for content. The art in the catalogue reflects the many changes that occurred in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II. The traveling exhibition, which includes a selection of the works on paper, was most recently on view at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Ga. The catalogue includes full-page color images of all 153 works on paper along with information about each work, artists’ biographies and an essay by historian Harry Katz.

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GMOA's Staff Infection opens at UGA on October 5, 2009

October 2, 2009

Athens, Ga.— From October 5 through November 20, 2009, the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) will present Staff Infection, an exhibition consisting of work produced entirely by the staff of GMOA. The exhibition will be on view in the main lobby of the Visual Arts Building on Jackson Street, the previous location of the Lamar Dodd School of Art and current temporary offices of GMOA, among others. Staff Infection can be viewed during the building’s hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibition, organized by Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, and Deirdre Conneely, associate curator, is part of GMOA on the Move a collective effort by the museum’s staff to continue their mission in spite of the temporary relocation of their headquarters. Created by the Georgia Museum of Art in March 2009, GMOA on the Move hosts a series of off-site exhibitions and events such as “The Art of” series, Family Days, and traveling exhibitions. Boland said, “museum staff can’t pass a 50-foot wall every day without hanging something.”

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