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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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The Nightmare Transported into Art: Odilon Redon’s “St. Anthony”

November 01, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916) made three series of prints based on Gustave Flaubert’s “Temptation of St. Anthony.” This exhibition consists of the complete set of Redon’s third series (1896) illustrating Flaubert's work.

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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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Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond

December 06, 2014 - March 01, 2015
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy, Philip Henry Alston Jr. and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Galleries

"Not Ready to Make Nice" illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of the Guerrilla Girls, highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change.

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A Year on the Hill: Work by Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer

December 13, 2014 - March 08, 2015
Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony

In 2011, University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art showcased the collaborative work of two local artists in the exhibition “A Year on the Hill: Work by Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer.” Recently, the museum received several of these works of art as a gift, and we are excited to present them anew.

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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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