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Georgia Museum of Art to present quarterly reception May 12

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host 90 Carlton: Spring on May 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The quarterly reception will celebrate the spring exhibitions. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, as well as gallery activities, door prizes and “Ask the Experts” from 7 to 8 p.m. where they can ask questions of curators and gallery experts. The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at http://bit.ly/90c-spring17.

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Architect Gio Ponti changed the Italian aesthetic

Monday, April 17, 2017

Who needs sleep when you have a drawing board in your bedroom to work all hours of the night? Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti may have been prolific because he brought his work into his bedroom. Over a long career, Ponti fused traditional Italian technique with modern material, design and industry.

A collection of his work can be seen at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia beginning June 10 in the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Organized by guest curator Perri Lee Roberts, professor of art history at the University of Miami, the exhibition focuses on Ponti’s outstanding career from the 1920s through the 1950s.

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Museum Mix kicks off sixth year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its first Museum Mix of the year on April 20 from 8 to 11 p.m. All of the galleries will be open for the late-night art party, held three times a year. Hugh Hodgson School of Music graduate student Kevin Green will play a DJ set. Free refreshments and snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

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Artist Kristin Casaletto takes a hard look at the South

Monday, April 10, 2017

What do Twinkies, canned hams, locusts and glitter have in common? The Augusta-based artist and teacher Kristin Casaletto has used all of them to make art that engages with social issues. Primarily a printmaker, she likes to experiment with unusual objects. She once printed an etching of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, on a grilled cheese sandwich.

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UGA art students push boundaries

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Since the 1940s, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has shown the work of master of fine arts degree candidates at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This year’s exit show takes place April 8 to May 14, with a free opening reception at the museum April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be up through UGA commencement, with a slightly longer run than usual.

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