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Elegant Salute xi: A Hardhat Salute raises nearly $100,000 for the Georgia Museum of Art

Saturday, November 8, 2008

ATHENS, GA – The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA, hosted the 11th biennial Elegant Salute xi: A Hardhat Salute on Saturday, November 8, and raised nearly $100,000 with the help of ticket sales and event sponsors.

Money raised from the gala will fund exhibitions and future educational programming at the museum.

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Georgia Museum of Art Sets Construction Schedule for New Wing

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

William U. Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, announces that the museum will be closing its gallery spaces on November 3, 2008, for two years in order to begin the construction of an additional wing and renovation of its present space. This period of expansion will begin in early spring of 2009 and continue until the museum reopens to the public in early 2011. During this time, the museum will sponsor a number of events and exhibitions, including collaborations with the Lyndon House Arts Center and other businesses and organizations statewide.

The museum shop will remain open through Thursday, December 24 and will have an online presence during the construction. Patrons will be able to keep abreast of the construction progress with regularly posted updates to the GMOA website. The museum will also have a virtual building in Second Life, a 3D virtual world created by its residents where visitors can tour a representation of the current GMOA galleries and view digital versions of works of art in the permanent collection.

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