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Artists of the New York School

January 14, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Containing paintings, sculptures and works on paper, this exhibition highlights artistic trends of the “New York School,” or artists who were active in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s and primarily worked in abstraction.

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Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emery

October 01, 2016 - April 02, 2017
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

An exhibition of large and small kinetic sculptures by the New Orleans artist.

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To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture

January 21, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

This exhibition consists of about 40 decorated wooden distaffs, or spinning implements, from Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Albania, Greece, Serbia and Bosnia, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry

January 14, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Lamar Dodd Gallery

Works by abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Willem de Kooning, Hedda Sterne and Ad Reinhardt, among others.

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Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

January 28, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

This exhibition showcases more than 50 works by artists in the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art. In addition, it celebrates the inception of the Thompsons’ endowed curatorship, currently held by Dr. Shawnya L. Harris.

Image: Willie Cole (American, b. 1955), untitled (chicken) (detail), 1995. Women's shoes and galvanized wire, 14 3/4 x 22 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection of African American Art.

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Michael Ellison: Urban Impressions

February 18, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Block prints produced by Atlanta-based educator and printmaker Michael Ellison

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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.

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Permanent Collection

Thirteen galleries house a large 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. Eight of these recently received a major facelift, with new arrangements, paint colors and wall text to explain and educate.

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