Fall Museum Mix to take inspiration from Alice Aycock sculpture
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Georgia Museum of Art will host Museum Mix on Thursday, October 1, from 8 p.m. until midnight. This free late-night art party, held three times a year, features refreshments and a live DJ, with the museum’s galleries remaining open until the end of the evening. DJ Jenny G will provide music.
Georgia Museum of Art to show Georgia needlework
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery: ‘Crowned with Glory and Immortality’” October 31, 2015, through February 28, 2016. Organized by curators Kathleen Staples, independent scholar, and Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts at the museum, it focuses on ornamental needlework created in Georgia and is the first comprehensive exhibition of Georgia samplers.
Georgia Museum of Art to show band memorabilia
Friday, September 18, 2015
This October, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Before the March King: 19th-Century American Bands,” a collection of items that trace the history of early American concert bands from their inception in the 1830s until their decline at the turn of the 20th century.
Georgia Museum of Art to host lecture on western art
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a lecture by Seth Hopkins, executive director of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Ga., titled “Contemporary Western Art: More than Cowboys and Indians,” on September 24 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Georgia Museum of Art hires Shawnya Harris as curator of African American art
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
After a nationwide search, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has hired Shawnya L. Harris as its first Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art, effective August 18. The position is both an endowed chair and an endowed professorship.