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Art and Ecology Merge in Undergraduate-Organized Exhibition

Monday, September 18, 2017

Martha Odum carried a sketch pad, a box of watercolors and a vial of water everywhere she traveled with her husband, Eugene P. Odum, for whom UGA’s School of Ecology is named. Eugene Odum is often called the father of modern ecology, but it’s possible Martha was its mother, dotingly painting gorgeous portraits of her child. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will show some of those landscape paintings in the exhibition “Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology,” on view October 7 to December 31.

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From factory-worker to art collector: Giuliano Ceseri

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What were you doing when you were 11 years old? Playing video games? Selling Girl Scout cookies? You probably weren’t collecting art, but Giuliano Ceseri was.

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Georgia Museum of Art to show free Italian film series

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This fall, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has organized a film series focusing on Italians and design in conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design” (on view through September 17). Giò Ponti (1891–1979) is widely recognized as the father of modern Italian design. He created architecture, furniture, decorative art and industrial products, as well as participating in international design exhibitions and contributing to design magazines, all of which spread his influence far and wide.

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Artist Louise Blair Daura gets her due

Monday, July 10, 2017

When Louise Blair’s Virginia family sent her to Paris in the 1920s to study art, they didn’t expect her to marry her art teacher. The young woman traveled to the City of Lights to learn painting, see the sights and become a more cultured person, not to pursue a career as a professional artist. Shortly after arriving there, she met and fell for the Barcelona-born painter Pierre Daura, who ended up giving her art lessons. Her family disapproved, but she married Daura anyway and painted alongside him.

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Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate summer exhibitions

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its quarterly reception on Friday, July 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the museum’s summer exhibitions. Guests can enjoy refreshments and door prizes, as well as an opportunity to “Ask the Experts” in the galleries from 7 to 8 p.m., when curators and guides will be stationed in the featured exhibitions. Mid-century dress is encouraged.

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