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Georgia Museum of Art to show free Italian film series

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This fall, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has organized a film series focusing on Italians and design in conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design” (on view through September 17). Giò Ponti (1891–1979) is widely recognized as the father of modern Italian design. He created architecture, furniture, decorative art and industrial products, as well as participating in international design exhibitions and contributing to design magazines, all of which spread his influence far and wide.

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Artist Louise Blair Daura gets her due

Monday, July 10, 2017

When Louise Blair’s Virginia family sent her to Paris in the 1920s to study art, they didn’t expect her to marry her art teacher. The young woman traveled to the City of Lights to learn painting, see the sights and become a more cultured person, not to pursue a career as a professional artist. Shortly after arriving there, she met and fell for the Barcelona-born painter Pierre Daura, who ended up giving her art lessons. Her family disapproved, but she married Daura anyway and painted alongside him.

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Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate summer exhibitions

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its quarterly reception on Friday, July 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the museum’s summer exhibitions. Guests can enjoy refreshments and door prizes, as well as an opportunity to “Ask the Experts” in the galleries from 7 to 8 p.m., when curators and guides will be stationed in the featured exhibitions. Mid-century dress is encouraged.

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Local middle-schoolers interpret art through hip-hop

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

If you visited the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia on a Tuesday afternoon this June, you might have heard someone rapping about women’s empowerment. The museum’s lobby can be quiet during the summer, when UGA’s enrollment is much lower than during the spring and fall semesters, but the middle-schoolers from Camp DIVE have been doing their best to fill it with life and noise.

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Georgia Museum of Art to show Key West films

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This summer, the Georgia Museum of Art has organized a film series focused on Key West in conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan” (on view June 17 – September 10, 2017). Artist and printmaker F. Townsend Morgan was an important local figure in the arts as director of the Key West Community Art Center during the Great Depression. His etchings of Key West helped reshape the area’s economy into a travel destination.

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