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Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection on view at the Lyndon House Arts Center August 8–October 24, 2009

April 17, 2009

ATHENS, GA – Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection will be on view at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., in Athens, Ga., from August 8 through October 24, 2009. The exhibition will feature 83 paintings, drawings, sculptures and whirligigs created by the Georgia self-taught artist Reuben Aaron “R.A.” Miller. An opening reception will take place at the Lyndon House Arts Center on August 15, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Born in 1912 in Rabbittown, just outside of Gainesville, Ga., R.A. Miller spent most of his life working in cotton mills and preaching as a Free Will Baptist. After retiring due to a back injury and glaucoma in the late 1970s, Miller realized his calling and began creating art full time. Inspired by nature, popular culture and his personal life, Miller’s works take as their subjects animals and other “critters,” angels, devils and members of his family. His use of bold colors, humorous themes and fun designs helped him become a local celebrity.

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Georgia Museum of Art to organize The South in Black and White: The Works of James E. Routh Jr., 1939–1946 at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

Thursday, April 2, 2009

ATHENS, GA, April 2, 2009 – The exhibition The South in Black and White: The Works of James E. Routh Jr., 1939-1946 will be on view at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum from July 20 through October 2, 2009. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition of James Routh’s work contains prints and drawings of images gathered on his travels throughout the South during the Depression.

James Routh was born in New Orleans in 1918 but grew up in Atlanta. Routh studied at Oglethorpe College, now Oglethorpe University, for two years before studying at the Art Students League in New York. Routh then applied for a Rosenwald fellowship to fund his proposed travel through the South. He planned to gather information for a series of prints, stating that he wanted to “paint a number of pictures concerned simply with scenes of everyday life in the South.”

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Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia launches virtual museum in Second Life

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Athens, Ga. — This week, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia launched a virtual museum in Second Life featuring paintings and drawings from its permanent collection.

The virtual museum contains an almost exact replica of the galleries at the museum in Athens and is available to all residents of Second Life.

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Georgia Museum of Art launches GMOA on the Move

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ATHENS, GA, January 20, 2009 – Spurred by the construction of a new wing and renovation of its present space, the Georgia Museum of Art will embark on a 2-year series of offsite events and exhibitions called “GMOA on the Move,” with a kickoff party on March 3, 2009, following the ground-breaking ceremony for the addition.

GMOA on the Move will feature a series of events sponsored by the Young at Art committee of the Friends at the Georgia Museum of Art titled “The Art of,” celebrating creativity in areas beyond the traditional fine arts, such as gardening, cinema, brewing beer and more. Each event will take place at a venue that corresponds with the highlighted craft. On March 17,“The Art of: Brew,” will be held at the world-famous Terrapin Beer Company in Athens. A reception with refreshments and live performances will follow each “The Art of ”presentation.

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Georgia Museum of Art volunteer receives 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award from GAMG

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ATHENS, GA, January 20, 2009 – The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) recently recognized Ann Scoggins, a volunteer of eight years at the Georgia Museum of Art, with the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2009.

This award honors volunteers who have developed their museum’s programs and exhibitions in an outstanding way, have enlisted the aid of other volunteers and have served as an advocate of Georgia museums and galleries. GAMG presented Scoggins with the award at its 2009 Annual Conference in Marietta, Ga., held Jan. 21-23.

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