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Georgia Museum of Art announces Lynn Boland as new Pierre Daura Curator of European Art

Friday, May 8, 2009

ATHENS, GA, May 8, 2009 — William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, has announced the appointment of Lynn Boland as the museum’s new Pierre Daura Curator of European Art. Boland will begin working at the museum on May 11, 2009.

Boland received his undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Georgia before acquiring his master’s degree in the same subject from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time spent at UGA, Boland was an intern at the Georgia Museum of Art. He will complete his doctorate in art history this May, with a dissertation on dissonance in modern European art and music. Boland specializes in European art history of the 19th and 20th centuries with a secondary focus in contemporary American art.

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The Collectors of the Georgia Museum of Art present a celebration of automotive design, Art on Wheels

Thursday, April 23, 2009

ATHENS, GA, April 23, 2009 — On Saturday, May 16, 2009, the Collectors of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will host Art on Wheels, a celebration of automotive design, at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, in Athens, Ga. The gala will feature several cars from the golden age of vintage automobiles.

These cars, which are being provided for the evening by a private collector, will include a 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud limousine, one of only six ever made. A 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible, a 1954 Mercury Monterey Woodie Wagon, a 1967 Jaguar and a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II will also be among the rare automobiles.

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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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