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Georgia Museum of Art to host exhibition as part of UGA's upcoming 225th anniversary

March 1, 2010

The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is organizing “University of Georgia Turns 225,” an exhibition beginning March 19, 2010, that will celebrate UGA’s 225th anniversary.

The exhibition will display visual art that reflects both the history and the current state of UGA and its campus life. Paintings by Lamar Dodd, the founder of the University’s art school, will be on display, including “The Arch” (1939) and “North Campus,” as will works by such other notable artists as George Cooke, Charles Frederick Naegle and Howard Thomas.


Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, publishes important source on early Italian paintings: Corpus of Early Italian Art in North American Public Collections: The South"

February 25, 2010

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art announces the publication of the “Corpus of Early Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections: The South.” Conceived as a massive project that would catalogue and illustrate every Italian painting on panel and canvas dating between 1250 and 1500 in public collections across North America, the “Corpus” in its first part focuses on public collections in the American South. The author, Perri Lee Roberts of the University of Miami, discusses more than 400 paintings, each one represented by a high-quality reproduction.

Three volumes make up this publication, which covers early Italian paintings in public collections located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Puerto Rico. In addition to a collection of 12 paintings in the Georgia Museum of Art, other collections included belong to the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin; the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Ala.; the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C.; the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, La.; the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.; and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.


Georgia Museum of Art sponsors presentation by Dr. Nash Boney

February 22, 2010

In association with the Georgia Museum of Art’s exhibition “University of Georgia Turns 225,” which celebrates the 225th anniversary of UGA, Dr. Nash Boney, professor emeritus of history, will give a lecture and slide presentation, “Two and a Quarter Centuries and Counting: A Visual Run Through the History of the University of Georgia” on Wednesday, March 31, 2020, at 4 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Boney was born in Richmond, Va., and earned his undergraduate degree in science at Hampden-Sydney College. After graduation, he served in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps. It was there that he discovered his passion for history. On returning to the United States, he used the G.I. Bill to earn his Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia.


Speakeasy raises funds for the Georgia Museum of Art

February 18, 2010

Athens, Ga. – Speakeasy, a major fundraising event for the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA), was held Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the home of C.L. Morehead Jr., who also served as the largest sponsor of the event.

This rare opportunity to view Mr. Morehead’s home and extensive art collection included dinner, tours of the collection conducted by GMOA curators, a wonderful jazz performance by Faith and an exclusive silent auction.


Seventh Annual Willson Center/Georgia Museum of Art Lecture

February 3, 2010

Athens, Ga.– The Seventh Annual Willson Center/Georgia Museum of Art lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 4 p.m., in Sanford Hall, room 314. Nina Hellerstein, professor of French and head of the department of Romance languages at the University of Georgia, will present “Franco-Mexican Artist Jean Charlot (1898-1979), His French Connections and His Mexican-Inspired Murals on the UGA Campus.”

Jean Charlot was born in Paris of French, Spanish and Mexican Indian descent. He studied informally at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and eventually moved to Mexico, where he became one of Diego Rivera’s assistants. Rivera and the other members of the Syndicate of Revolutionary Painters, Sculptors and Engravers of Mexico dedicated themselves to producing public art for the lower or popular class of society.