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Museum highlights a pioneering woman photographer

Monday, August 13, 2018

A decade before Walker Evans and James Agee set out to document rural southern people in their book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” the photographer Doris Ulmann was doing the same thing. So why haven’t most people heard of her? The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is attempting to cast light on this lesser-known artist with the exhibition “Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann,” which opens August 25 and runs through November 18. Organized by the museum’s curator of American art, Sarah Kate Gillespie, it is the first complete retrospective of Ulmann’s work.


Museum to celebrate end of World War I

Thursday, August 9, 2018

This November 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a war unlike any that had preceded it. As modern technology met antiquated military methods, millions died. The War to End All Wars also featured the use of state propaganda on a new and large scale. Posters were a particularly widespread form of propaganda, making a case for action through pictures as well as words. The exhibition “For Home and Country: World War I Posters from the Blum Collection” presents a selection of these images, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia August 18 through November 18.


Unique collection of Russian art comes to Georgia

Thursday, July 5, 2018

From Russia to Finland to London to Massachusetts and now to Athens, Georgia, the Belosselsky-Belozersky Collection has traveled the world. The exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” (on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia July 21, 2018, to January 6, 2019) will introduce the public to this collection from the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky, which still belongs to its original owners. Parker Curator of Russian Art Asen Kirin’s expertise was crucial in organizing the exhibition and in presenting this art to the public.


Kurt Wood to play Museum Mix at the Georgia Museum of Art

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host its summer Museum Mix on June 28, from 8 to 11 p.m., with its galleries open for the late-night art party. Kurt Wood will be playing tunes, and free refreshments and snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.


Exhibition focuses on southern women artists

Thursday, June 21, 2018

According to feminist artist Judy Chicago, work by women artists makes up only 3 to 5 percent of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe. Southern artists are also underrepresented, and work by southern women artists is rare. The exhibition “Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection” features 42 of the latter and will make its debut at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. On view June 30 through September 23, it focuses on works by women who worked throughout the South between the late 1880s and 1960 and is organized by the Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina.