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Sculptor Richard Hunt fuses diverse influences

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Art and experimental zoology aren’t the most obvious of pairings, but sculptor Richard Hunt worked in an animal lab at the University of Chicago as a teenager, earning money to pay for college. The result was an influence that has spanned his six-decades-long career, which will be on view in “Richard Hunt: Synthesis.” This exhibition organized by the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will be on view from October 20 through February 3.


Georgia Museum of Art hires Nelda Damiano

Friday, August 31, 2018

After a national search, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has hired Nelda Damiano as its Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, effective immediately. Damiano comes to the museum from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was associate curator. At the Cummer, she organized exhibitions, conducted primary and original research on its permanent collection and other objects, gave lectures and actively engaged with the museum’s community.


FY16 Annual Report

This annual report for the Georgia Museum of Art, covers July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, and details all acquisitions, exhibitions, programs and more during that period.


Museum highlights a pioneering woman photographer

Monday, August 13, 2018

A decade before Walker Evans and James Agee set out to document rural southern people in their book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” the photographer Doris Ulmann was doing the same thing. So why haven’t most people heard of her? The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is attempting to cast light on this lesser-known artist with the exhibition “Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann,” which opens August 25 and runs through November 18. Organized by the museum’s curator of American art, Sarah Kate Gillespie, it is the first complete retrospective of Ulmann’s work.


Museum to celebrate end of World War I

Thursday, August 9, 2018

This November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a war unlike any that had preceded it. As modern technology met antiquated military methods, millions died. The War to End All Wars also featured the use of state propaganda on a new and large scale. Posters were a particularly widespread form of propaganda, making a case for action through pictures as well as words. The exhibition “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection” presents a selection of these images, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia August 18 through November 18.