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Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate Mexico in free film series

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will screen four films this July in conjunction with its exhibition “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte.” The Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) was a printmaking collective working in Mexico in the mid-20th century, creating images of revolution, resistance and unity against Nazi and fascist ideas on flyers and posters. The ¡Viva Mexico! film series will include four films on four consecutive Thursdays in July to contextualize the prints in the exhibition, giving visitors a better understanding of the rich history of Mexico and the work of the TGP within it. All films are free and show at 7 p.m. in the museum’s M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. This film series is generously sponsored by UGA Parents & Families Association.

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Georgia Museum of Art to focus on artist and puppeteer Ralph Chessé

May 18, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a solo exhibition of the work of Ralph Chessé (1900–1991) July 11 through October 4, 2015. Organized by Laura Valeri, the museum’s associate curator of European art, it will feature paintings, sculptures, puppets and works on paper that span the artist’s long and diverse career.

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Georgia Museum of Art to show political prints

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Art Hazelwood and Ronnie Goodman: Speaking to the Issues” from June 13 through Sept. 13. Organized by William U. Eiland, director of the museum, it focuses on issues including homelessness, poverty, war, corruption and violence and speaks to contemporary headlines with prints titled “Black Lives Matter” and “Parade of Global Warming Deniers.”

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UGA students organize museum exhibition of rare works

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

University of Georgia students in Professor Shelley Zuraw’s class have been studying drawings at the Georgia Museum of Art all semester. Meeting at the museum once a week, they have used the collection to investigate different issues in Renaissance and Baroque art. Now, as the culmination of their studies, they have organized the exhibition “Lines of Inquiry: Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Ceseri Collection,” which opens Saturday at the museum with a small reception at 2 p.m. that is free and open to the public.

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Georgia Museum of Art to present expansive show of Mexican political art

Monday May 4, 2015

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte” June 13 to Sept. 13, 2015. Consisting of approximately 250 works of Mexican sociopolitical art created by El Taller de Gráfica Popular (the Workshop for Popular Graphics, or TGP for short), the exhibition comes from a single collection but is wide-ranging and thorough in its coverage.

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