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Innovative artist Willie Cole to speak at Georgia Museum of Artq

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nationally recognized artist Willie Cole will deliver the Alfred Heber Holbrook Lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, on April 13 at 5:30 p.m. The free lecture is open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. It will be followed by a reception.

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Contemporary Black Artists to Speak at Georgia Museum of Art

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a panel discussion of artists with work on display in the museum at 7 p.m. on March 23. The event is in conjunction with the exhibition “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection,” on view through May 7, and is free and open to the public. The exhibition consists entirely of work by African American artists, both contemporary and historical.

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Georgia Museum of Art recognizes Larry Walker, Althea Sumpter with awards

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presented awards to artist Larry Walker and educator Althea Sumpter at its annual Black History Month Dinner on February 24.

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Learn about collecting art by African Americans

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a free talk on collecting works by African American artists with guest Curlee Raven Holton and collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson this Thursday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition “Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection,” on view through May 7.

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Georgia Museum of Art to host annual Black History Month Dinner

Friday, February 18, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its annual Black History Month Dinner on February 24 at 6 p.m. The dinner and awards ceremony will feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. The national theme for Black History Month in 2017 is “Crisis in Education,” selected by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Mae Castenell is the event chair, and Lacy Middlebrooks Camp and Janyce Dawkins are co-chairs.

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