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Georgia Museum of Art to host lecture by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir

Monday, March 21, 2011

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art will present an artist’s talk with Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, in celebration of Women’s History Month on March 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. Thórarinsdóttir will discuss her installation Horizons, currently on view in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden at the GMOA.
Horizons features 12 androgynous, life-sized cast-iron figures, each posed differently and all bearing a polished glass band across the chest. The exhibition debuted in early 2007 at the Katonah Museum in New York, and has traveled to six different locations over the past four years. For the GMOA’s reopening this January, Horizons was chosen to inaugurate the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, dedicated to female sculptors. The exhibition, on view through June, has proven a favorite among museum visitors, who enjoy posing with the sculptures as well as contemplating them.


"The Art of Disegno" to be on view at the Georgia Museum of Art, May 14 to Aug. 7

Friday, March 11, 2011

Athens, Ga. – "The Art of Disegno: Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art" will be on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from May 14 to Aug. 7. The exhibition features 53 works on paper produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Guest curators Babette Bohn, professor of art history at Texas Christian University, and Robert Randolf Coleman, associate professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame, chose these prints and drawings from the collections of GMOA and Giuliano Ceseri because they 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, according to Bohn and Coleman, represent examples of the most fertile and inspired artistic creations found on paper during this period.


Georgia Museum of Art announces Caroline Maddox as new director of development

March 8, 2011

Athens, Ga. – Caroline Maddox began work March 1, 2011, as the new director of development at the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA). Her work at the museum will involve the coordination and solicitation of major gifts to GMOA.

Maddox received bachelor’s degrees in studio art and art history from the University of Georgia before acquiring her master’s degree in art business from the University of Manchester through Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Maddox was previously the coordinator of major gifts and the capital campaign at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she aided in the solicitation of major gifts through donor relationship management and cultivation. 


Georgia Museum of Art to exhibit American watercolors from the permanent collection

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art will exhibit a selection of American watercolors from its permanent collection May 14–Aug. 7, 2011, in an exhibition organized by Paul A. Manoguerra, chief curator and curator of American art. Due to the fragile nature of these works, most of which were executed on paper, they are not often displayed in the museum.

“The permanent collection at the Georgia Museum of Art includes several stellar examples of watercolors by American artists. This special display presents our patrons with the opportunity to enjoy works by some American masters of the medium,” said Manoguerra. 


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.