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Georgia Museum of Art Hosts Artists’ Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Athens, Ga – The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) at the University of Georgia will host a panel discussion featuring 14 artists from the museum’s current exhibition of works by African American artists, “Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art,” on Thursday, March 24.

Artists will arrive in the galleries at 4:30 p.m. to meet visitors and talk about their work, and the panel discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.

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Georgia Museum of Art at UGA Holds Record Breaking Elegant Salute XII: Metamorphosis Event

Thursday, February 9, 2011

Athens, Ga – The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) at the University of Georgia hosted Elegant Salute XII: Metamorphosis on Saturday, Jan. 29, to celebrate its grand reopening. The museum had been closed since March 2009 for construction on its $20 million Phase II expansion, designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects (New York).

During dinner, UGA president Michael F. Adams led the official UGA ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with museum director William U. Eiland. Event co-chairs Rinne Allen and Betsy Dorminey were recognized, along with members of the Fundraising Committee, Decor Committee, Seating Committee and the staff of GMOA.

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Georgia Museum of Art reopens with weeklong celebration, Art Expands

Jan. 29–Feb. 5 2011

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will reopen with a weeklong celebration, Art Expands, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. The museum has been closed since March 2009 for construction on its Phase II expansion, designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects (New York).

GMOA broke ground on its expansion in 2009, after raising $20 million in external support to fund the entirety of construction. The addition to the existing facility will include more than 16,000 square feet in new galleries, an outdoor sculpture garden, expanded lobby and additional storage space. The new gallery space will allow for continual viewing of the museum’s permanent collection.

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Georgia Museum of Art "Corpus" wins SECAC research and publication award

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Athens, Ga. – The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) recently gave the award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication to the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia for its publication “Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections: The South.”

The author, Perri Lee Roberts of the University of Miami, Fla., discusses more than 400 paintings, each with a high-quality reproduction. Three volumes make up this publication, which covers early Italian paintings in public collections in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Puerto Rico. The “Corpus” includes 12 paintings in the collection of the Georgia Museum of Art.

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Georgia Museum of Art Director William U. Eiland receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Birmingham-Southern College

Friday, November 19, 2010

Athens, Ga. –William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Birmingham-Southern College at its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on the BSC campus.

A native of Sprott, Ala., Eiland has been the director of the Georgia Museum of Art since 1992. He earned a B.A. from BSC in 1970, and an M.A. in 1974 and Ph.D. 1978 both from the University of Virginia.

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