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Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate public art installation

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a table from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wednesday Athens Farmers Market on June 22 to celebrate a public art project it installed downtown last week.

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Georgia Museum of Art to reinstall collection this summer

Tuesday, May 26, 2016

European and American galleries to close for two months after June 12

When the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia opened its permanent collection wing in January 2011, its staff had no idea that collection would grow by 25 percent in only five years. Due to that growth as well as a variety of other factors, the museum’s curators are working together to tell the story of art history in a fresh way, which means closing eight galleries for the summer. Visitors who want a last look at the current version of the galleries have through June 12 to experience it. After that date, two-thirds of the new wing will be closed to the public until it reopens in mid-August.

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Georgia Museum of Art to show folk pottery film

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will screen the 30-minute film “The Meaders Family: North Georgia Potters” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Directed by Ralph Rinzler and based on field research from the 1960s, the documentary produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 1978 profiles famed potters Cheever and Lanier Meaders of Mossy Creek, Georgia.

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Georgia Museum of Art to show three-dimensional prints

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present “Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana” an exhibition featuring three-dimensional paper prints from 60 artists, from June 4 to August 21, 2016. The exhibition will take over an entire wing of the museum’s galleries and provide inspiration for the bulk of its summer programming.

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Georgia Museum of Art receives statewide award from Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On April 22, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation held its 39th annual Preservation Awards ceremony, in Marietta, Georgia. At the ceremony, it presented the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia with its Excellence in Preservation Service award for the museum’s Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts and Symposium.

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