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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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Georgia Museum of Art wins three national book awards

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received three national awards for its publications, two Eric Hoffer Book Awards (one first place, one honorable mention) and an honorable mention for the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, both in the art category.

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How one artist turned his hobby into a full-time job

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The printmaker F. Townsend Morgan is by no means a household name. Even many art historians of the era in which he worked have never heard of him, and he never worked or lived in Georgia. So why is the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia organizing the first exhibition of Morgan’s work since his death in 1965?

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Jerry Siegel shows Selma through his eyes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Photographer Jerry Siegel was born in 1958 in Selma, Alabama. He went away to college and ended up working in Atlanta, but he kept coming back to the town where he grew up, fascinated by its people and places. As Selma’s population decreased, and businesses shut their doors, he captured what was disappearing through his camera, as well as what remained. Now the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has published the book “Black Belt Color,” which features Siegel’s color photography in and around his home of Selma, Alabama.

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Georgia Museum of Art to highlight state flower

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Beginning June 3, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade,” organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Although the exhibition includes landscapes, seascapes and Heade’s trademark paintings of tropical birds and flowers, it does not include any of his Cherokee Rose images. The Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata) is the state flower of Georgia.

To remedy this situation, Mrs. Deen Day Sanders, a noted art collector, gardener, philanthropist and Georgian, has agreed to lend Heade’s painting of two Cherokee Roses to the museum, along with four other works by Heade. Mrs. Sanders’ paintings will make up a small supplementary exhibition, on view the same dates as “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade.”

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