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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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New Discoveries in Georgia Painted Furniture wins GAMG Exhibition Award

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ATHENS, GA, January 20, 2009 — The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) has presented New Discoveries in Georgia Painted Furniture, an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art in early 2008, with its award for the 2008 Museum Exhibition of the Year under $100,000. The award honors an exhibition that embodies scholarship, contributes to the cultural fabric of the state and exemplifies excellence in broadening the museum or gallery’s audience.

New Discoveries, which coincided with the fourth biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, included an arrangement of 25 painted pieces of furniture from 19th-century Georgia. This display featured chairs, chests, cupboards and wardrobes and presented historical background on the history of painted furniture in the state in a lengthy brochure.

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GAMG names Georgia Museum of Art deputy director the Museum Professional of 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ATHENS, GA, January 20, 2009 – The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) honored Annelies Mondi, deputy director of the Georgia Museum of Art, with the Museum Professional of the Year Award for 2009. GAMG presented Mondi with the award at its 2009 Annual Conference in Marietta, Ga., held Jan. 21-23.

Each year, GAMG recognizes a Georgia museum or gallery employee involved on the local, state and national level who demonstrates leadership in the profession and works to promote the goals of GAMG. These goals include the growth and improvement of museums and galleries as well as the stimulation of public interest, support and understanding of those institutions.

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The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art on view at Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

January, 2009

ATHENS, GA — The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art will be on view at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame from January 11 to March 15, 2009. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, the exhibition features 53 works on paper produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

These prints and drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art and the Giuliano Ceseri Collection provide rare insight into the training, working habits and creative process of artists. For Italian artists of this era, the art of drawing was regarded as an intellectual as well as a practical activity, and the images found in this exhibition represent examples of the most fertile and inspired artistic creations found on paper during this period.

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