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Learn about collecting art by African Americans

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a free talk on collecting works by African American artists with guest Curlee Raven Holton and collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson this Thursday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection,” on view through May 7.

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Georgia Museum of Art to host annual Black History Month Dinner

Friday, February 18, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its annual Black History Month Dinner on February 24 at 6 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. The national theme for Black History Month in 2017 is “Crisis in Education,” selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Mae Castenell is the event chair, and Lacy Middlebrooks Camp and Janyce Dawkins are co-chairs.

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Georgia Museum of Art gala raises $115,000

Friday, February 18, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia netted $115,000 on January 28 from its biennial gala, Elegant Salute. “A Night of Tropical Splendor” was the 15th edition of the event, organized by the museum’s membership program.

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Paint a bowl for the hungry at the Georgia Museum of Art

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host an art activity to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., visitors can donate their time and a payment of $7 (to cover costs) and paint ceramic bowls to be used at the charity’s 19th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. All materials will be provided.

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Georgia Museum of Art receives statewide awards

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) presented the Georgia Museum of Art at the University Georgia with five awards at its annual conference, held in Augusta, Georgia, January 18–20. The museum received the following awards: Education Program of the Year, Student Project, Exhibition of the Year, Community Service Award, and Museum Professional of the Year.

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