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Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 1975–85

May 24, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Permanent collection galleries

As part of Art Rocks Athens, the museum will join the UGA Special Collections Library, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné and others in celebrating the Athens art and music scene of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Tristan Perich: Mind the Machine

September 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

“Tristan Perich: Mind the Machine” is a film by Russell Oliver that documents the creation of Perich’s “Machine Wall Drawings” at the museum over a 6-month period.

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XL

September 13, 2014 - November 16, 2014
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

A famous art school joke, attributed to graphic designer Paul Rand, reads, “If you can't make it good, make it big.” “XL” shows you can do both.

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Tristan Perich: “Machine Wall Drawing”

March 20, 2014 - November 18, 2014
Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony

Tristan Perich is a contemporary artist and composer based in New York City.

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An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

September 13, 2014 - December 07, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Professor Katherine Schwab's drawings of the Parthenon frieze reliefs let us reimagine these works of art in our time and experience their sustained mythological narratives. Schwab’s drawings combine artistic ability and archaeological expertise, and, through the process of drawing, she has made new observations and discoveries.

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Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene

October 04, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery I

David Xavier Harrigan, a.k.a., Tomata du Plenty (1948–2000), was one of the founders of Seattle’s early-1970s punk scene with the Ze Whiz Kidz counterculture theatre troupe and fronted acclaimed L.A. synth-punk band the Screamers.

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The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six

October 04, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Rachel Cosby Conway and Alfred Heber Holbrook Galleries

Although Elephant Six is best known for its music, the visual arts have always played a defining role in the collective’s activities, from album covers and show posters to theatrical stage presences. This exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art is part of a citywide series of art exhibitions and events: Athens Celebrates Elephant Six.

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Emilio Pucci in America

October 18, 2014 - February 01, 2015
Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

Inspired by Emilio Pucci's brief tenure as a student in horticulture at the University of Georgia in 1935, this exhibition celebrates the Italian designer's time in the United States and his 100th birthday.

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Terra Verte

May 31, 2014 - May 31, 2015
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

Scottish artist Patricia Leighton has been making art in the public realm for more than 25 years, creating large-scale permanent commissions that relate to the history of a given site and relevant environmental and ecological conditions.

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Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard

Wall case gifted by Linda N. and Larry H. Beard, permanent collection galleries

This periodically rotating exhibition of Belleek porcelain comprises masterworks from the comprehensive and noted collection of Linda N. Beard. The roots of Belleek porcelain production lay in the lands of John Caldwell Bloomfield, who in 1849 had a geologic survey of his property in the village of Belleek, County Fermanagh, in what would later become Northern Ireland, that revealed rich deposits of minerals.jam

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Permanent Collection

With the completion of Phase II, 13 new galleries now house a significantly larger portion of the Georgia Museum of Art's permanent collection, including many of the 100 American paintings that made up Alfred Heber Holbrook's founding gift, with which the museum first opened its doors in November 1948. Holbrook's vision of permanently exhibiting treasures from the museum's collection is, at last, realized.

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