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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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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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