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 Georgia Museum of Art’s decorative arts collection is on works made in or of significance to Georgia. A popular activity of the Green Center is the Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, a biennial symposia series focusing on decorative arts of Georgia.
Key resources of the Green Center include the Green Library, approximately 1,000 volumes related to decorative arts, architecture and Georgia history, begun through a donation of books from Henry D. Green’s personal library; Henry D. Green’s papers, including correspondence, documentation and photography related to many of his restoration projects, exhibitions and lectures; and the Georgia Decorative Arts Survey, sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia and documenting more than 4,300 objects.
The Athens Town Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia recently created this video that features a walk through the museum's decorative arts galleries highlighting a selection of representative objects.
For more information on the Green Center contact Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts.