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William Underwood Eiland receives lifetime achievement award from SEMC

Thursday, December 11, 2008

ATHENS, GA, December 11, 2008 — William Underwood Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, received the James R. Short award for service to the museum profession from the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC).

Established by SEMC in 1981, the purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have given a lifetime (20 years or more) of distinguished service to the museum profession, with a significant portion of that service at a museum within the SEMC region.

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The Georgia Museum of Art honored by American Association for State and Local History

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

ATHENS, GA, December 10, 2008 — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) honored the published proceedings from the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Henry D. Green Symposia of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art and former curator of the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts Ashley Callahan with the Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards.

The Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts organizes educational opportunities, provides access to important resources for researchers and assists with the development of the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The primary focus of the decorative arts collection is on works that are significant to Georgia. The biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts focuses on decorative arts of Georgia.

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Georgia Museum of Art curator receives 2009 Georgia Museum Educator of the Year Award

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

ATHENS, GA December 9, 2008 — The Georgia Museum of Art is honored to announce that the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) has selected Carissa DiCindio, associate curator of education at the Georgia Museum of Art, to receive the Georgia Museum Educator of the Year Award for 2009. DiCindio was nominated for her outstanding efforts in increasing public awareness of the importance of quality art education. The award recognizes one exceptional GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level.

DiCindio was honored at the awards banquet of the 2008 GAEA Fall Professional Learning Conference, “Art for All,” on November 7 at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga.

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"Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz" shortlisted by the Costume Society of America

Monday, December 8, 2008

ATHENS, GA, December 8, 2008 — The Costume Society of America (CSA) recently shortlisted the exhibition catalogue “Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz” (Georgia Museum of Art, 2007) for the Millia Davenport Publication Award.

Organized by Ashley Callahan, former curator of the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts at the Georgia Museum of Art, Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz was the first exhibition on fashion designer and fiber artist Karasz in nearly 40 years. Karasz incorporated unorthodox materials such as shoestrings, post office twine, fishing line, tinsel and cello strings in her work, which can be seen in detail in the publication.

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The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection on view at Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, S.C.

December, 2008

ATHENS, GA — The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection will be on view at the Gibbes Museum of Art from December 19, 2008, to March 22, 2009. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, this exhibition presents art that reflects the vast political, social and economic changes that occurred during the Great Depression and World War II.

“The dynamic period of American art spanning the 1930s and 1940s is an era rich in complexity and diversity,” said Jason Schoen, collector of American art. “I was captivated by the interest the artists had in American subjects. The quest for what was uniquely American inspired the artist to depict the heroic, the ordinary and the novel.”

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