Exhibitions

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Selections in the Decorative Arts

January 30, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

This focused exhibition of decorative arts coincides with the seventh biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts and will highlight new acquisitions and other objects of importance in furniture, silver and other mediums.

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Quayola: “Strata #4”

March 20, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Quayola is a visual artist based in London who works in photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations and performances.

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Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition

April 12, 2014 - May 04, 2014
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

The annual display by graduating MFA candidates at the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art.

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Rugs of the Caucasus

January 30, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition will include several dated examples of Caucasian rugs from 1805 to the early 20th century.

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Art Interrupted :Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy

January 25, 2014 - April 20, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

In 1946, amid a “Cold War” conflict that emerged between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II, the Department of State embarked on an innovative program of cultural diplomacy. At the heart of this initiative was a project known as Advancing American Art.

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John Greenman Photographs

January 25, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Philip Henry Alston Jr. Gallery

Georgia artist John Greenman utilizes digital technologies to create exquisitely detailed and unmanipulated images of landscapes.

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The Silent Cities of Peru :Archaeological Photographs by Fernando La Rosa

January 25, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy Gallery

Fernando La Rosa brings a deep array of perspectives to his portraits of the awesome stones and vistas of the Silent Cities of his native Peru. He has visited these sites over many years, during which time his photography has been grounded in a rigorous questioning of the image.

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It’s Not Polite to Stare

January 07, 2014 - March 16, 2014
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

The nature of film and video as a medium often compels artists to focus on the idea of seeing and being seen. In this exhibition, Charles Atlas, VALIE EXPORT and Shelly Silver all address the "rules of looking" and how they are affected by gender roles.

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The Material of Culture :Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middeldorf Collection

October 26, 2013 - January 12, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition presents an historical overview of Ulrich A. Middeldorf's career as an art historian, teacher and curator.

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Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

This exhibition is the first major one devoted to the art and activities of Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square), the artistic group cofounded in 1929 by Pierre Daura (1896–1976), Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) and Michel Seuphor (1901–1999).

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The Crossroads of Memory :Carroll Cloar and the American South

October 05, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

Organized by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Arkansas Arts Center, this exhibition features works by Carroll Cloar from major public collections as well as rarely seen pictures still in private hands.

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Exuberance of Meaning :The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796)

September 21, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Dorothy Alexander Roush, Martha Thompson Dinos and Eugene and Martha Odum Galleries

"Exuberance of Meaning" features many works of art and books, most of which Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or for the courtiers who received them as gifts.

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L’objet en mouvement :Early Abstract Film

October 12, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Presented in conjunction with "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art," this exhibition comprises a selection of abstract films from the 1920s discussed by essayists in the third issue of Cercle et Carré's journal.

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Recent Acquisitions

July 13, 2013 - October 13, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition highlights some works that have recently entered the collection, including gifts from Amalia Amaki, Gordon W. Bailey, Phillip and Juanita Greenspan, George-Ann Knox and Larry and Brenda Thompson.

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Fashion Independent :The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

June 01, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy, Philip Henry Alston Jr., Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family, Lamar Dodd and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Galleries

Ann Bonfoey Taylor (1910–2007) created a life that personifies what an American woman can be—Olympic skier, championship tennis player, licensed pilot, successful skiwear designer, skilled sportswoman—but above all, she was a style icon.

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Pick of the Kiln :The Work of Michael Simon

July 20, 2013 - September 08, 2013
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

This exhibition features ceramic works that reveal the progression of Athens artist Michael Simon's work over the course of his career. The objects are Simon's "pick of the kiln": the pieces he chose to keep after every kiln firing.

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Face Jugs :Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina

May 04, 2013 - July 07, 2013
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Decorative arts historians coined the term "face jug" to refer to a pottery type created by the African American enslaved community in the Edgefield district of South Carolina. The small vessel is turned stoneware with facial features—wide eyes and bared teeth—made of kaolin, a locally sourced clay.

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Deaccessioning Bernard Smol

May 25, 2013 - July 07, 2013
Martha Thompson Dinos Gallery

This exhibition will feature five paintings by the French artist Bernard Smol (1897–1969) that are currently in the museum’s collection. Due to limited storage space and evolving collecting philosophy, the museum staff has decided to “deaccession,” or remove from its collection, all but one of the works. Visitors will be able to vote on which one they would like the museum to keep, and the curatorial staff will take those votes into consideration

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Cityscapes by Ben Aronson

May 04, 2013 - June 30, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Perhaps best known today for depictions of men on Wall Street, Ben Aronson also creates eloquently expressive cityscapes.

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Object in Focus :The Orpheus Relief Project

September 30, 2012 - June 16, 2013
Samuel H. Kress Gallery

This project involves the public exhibition and interdisciplinary study of an important but little-known ancient marble relief sculpture with vestiges of ancient painting, which is in the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman Art at the University of Mississippi Museum. Mark Abbe, assistant professor of ancient art at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art serves as designer of the project, which will involve working with UGA’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies, department of chemistry and department of classics.

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William H. Johnson :An American Modern

February 16, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

William Henry Johnson (1901–1970) is a pivotal figure in modern American art. A virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, he produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents and genres. Now, on view in its entirety for the first time, a seminal collection covering key stages in Johnson’s career will be presented in "William H. Johnson: An American Modern."

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Defiant Beauty :The Work of Chakaia Booker

April 30, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

Referred to as a "radial radical," the African American contemporary artist Chakaia Booker used tires as her primary material in constructing these large-scale sculptures on loan from Marlborough Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y.

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Remixing History :Manolo Valdés

April 30, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Performing and Visual Arts Complex, University of Georgia

Spanish-born Manolo Valdés is known for his paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, which draw heavily from Spanish art history through appropriating and simplifying familiar forms.

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Americans in Italy

January 19, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Corresponding with an upper-level art history course taught by chief curator Paul Manoguerra, “Americans in Italy” features art objects dealing with Italian landscapes, people, buildings and life yet fashioned by American artists.

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Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition

March 16, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family, Lamar Dodd and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Galleries

At long last, the Lamar Dodd School of Art's Master of Fine Arts degree candidates' exit show returns to the Georgia Museum of Art. This exhibition is always diverse in media and aesthetics and provides valuable real-world experience for the students. 

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From Savanna to Savannah :African Art from the Collection of Don Kole

January 19, 2013 - April 14, 2013
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Drawn from an extensive private collection of African art in Savannah, Ga., this special exhibition includes sacred, meaningful objects created by numerous peoples in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Water Music

February 02, 2013 - March 10, 2013
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Drawing from private collections and from the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, “Water Music” will bring together diverse visual perspectives on the theme of water and the idea of water music.

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Minna Citron :The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction

December 08, 2012 - March 03, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway and Alfred Heber Holbrook Galleries

Organized by Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., and Christiane H. Citron, this retrospective exhibition features work by award-winning painter and printmaker Minna Citron (1896–1991). Citron’s New York-based career was long and distinguished, with numerous exhibitions worldwide and her works represented in the permanent collections of major museums in the United States and abroad.

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John Haley :Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist

November 10, 2012 - March 03, 2013
Lamar Dodd and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Organized by the Monterey Museum of Art, John Haley: Berkeley School Abstract Expressionist includes abstract paintings by the American artist John Haley (1905-1991) from the collections of several private lenders. Haley studied with Hans Hofmann in Germany in the 1920s and became an important and influential art instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the most innovative art departments in the country at that time.

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De Wain Valentine :Human Scale

September 08, 2012 - January 27, 2013
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

From the late 1960s through the late 1970s, the Colorado-born but California-based artist De Wain Valentine made large-scale sculptures in polyester resin. Their simple shapes (discs, slabs, diamonds) belie the complex processes by which they were created, as Valentine had significant technical input into the chemical composition of the new material.

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From Start to Finish: The Story of De Wain Valentine’s “Gray Column”

September 08, 2012 - January 27, 2013
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

This documentary tells the story, from conception to display at the Getty Center, of De Wain Valentine’s resin sculpture “Gray Column.”

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All Creatures Great and Small

April 20, 2011 - January 23, 2013
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Paintings, sculptures and mixed-media creations by such folk masters as Howard Finster and Mose Tolliver and by such outstanding but relatively unheralded contemporary artists as Jim Lewis and Ted Gordon are on display in the Atlanta airport’s T gates.

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George Beattie’s Agriculture Murals

August 01, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony

In 1956, George Beattie, an Atlanta-based artist, painted a series of eight murals that hung at the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s building in downtown Atlanta until 2011. The four that will be on display here address the state’s history of agriculture, beginning with a representation of the American Indians who originally lived in the region and including two that address slavery.

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The Look of Love :Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

October 06, 2012 - January 06, 2013
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Organized by the Birmingham Museum of Art, “The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection,” is the first major exhibition of lover’s eye jewelry. Exquisite in craftsmanship, unique in detail, and few in number, lover’s eye miniatures are small-scale portraits of individual eyes set into various forms of jewelry from late-18th- and early-19th-century England.

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Beyond the Bulldog : Jack Davis

November 03, 2012 - January 06, 2013
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Perhaps best known in Georgia for his depictions of Southeastern Conference mascots tussling, Jack Davis (b. 1924) has had a lengthy career in illustration and cartooning, with an immediately recognizable style and an influence that extends far beyond his home state.

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Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War”

August 18, 2012 - November 03, 2012
Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) is recognized as the foremost Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Perhaps his greatest achievement as a printmaker, this famous series of prints concentrates on the lengthy Peninsular War (1808–1814) between Spanish forces and the invading army of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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The Epic and the Intimate :French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection at the Snite Museum of Art

August 18, 2012 - November 03, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox I and Rachel Cosby Conway Galleries

Organized by the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, this exhibition, including works by Simon Vouet, Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jacques-Louis David, illustrates the history of French drawing from before the foundation of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1648 through the French Revolution of 1789 and its subsequent reforms of the 1800s.

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The New York Collection for Stockholm

August 18, 2012 - October 28, 2012
Lamar Dodd Gallery

In the early 1970s, the New York-based group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), looked to put together a collection of some of the most important American art of the 1960s, with the aim of donating it to a public museum. They chose 30 works in a variety of media and selected the Moderna Museet in Stockholm as the recipient because of its strong history of support for American contemporary art.

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The South in Black and White :The Graphic Works of James E. Routh Jr., 1939–1946

August 25, 2012 - October 21, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

James E. Routh Jr. was born in New Orleans in 1918 and grew up in Atlanta. In 1936, Routh enrolled in the Art Students League in New York City to study painting, printmaking and lithography.

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Prints and Drawings by Gerald L. Brockhurst from the Daniel and Rosalyn Jacobs Collection

June 30, 2012 - September 16, 2012
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

In partnership with the Jacob Burns Foundation, GMOA serves as a repository of Gerald Brockhurst’s paintings, prints and drawings, as well as the archive of his correspondence and other written records.

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Victory Lap :Time-Based Winners of the Kress Project

June 12, 2012 - September 07, 2012
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

This exhibition features video and audio winners and honorable mentions from the Kress Project, a two-year initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of the museum’s Samuel H. Kress Study Collection that includes an international juried art competition and online exhibition of creative responses inspired by the Georgia Museum of Art’s Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings. It includes four works of video art, a recorded song and a taped dance piece. 

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Dürer and His Legacy

June 16, 2012 - August 12, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition, held in conjunction with "A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery" and drawn from the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, highlights prints of Albrecht Dürer, perhaps the most important Northern Renaissance artist and one of the most accomplished printmakers in Western art. 

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A Divine Light :Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

March 17, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tenn., and the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery in Greenville, S.C., “A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery” and its accompanying catalogue, which have been awarded financial support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, presents 28 works of art from one of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the Southeast.

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John Baeder

April 28, 2012 - July 22, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Raised in Atlanta, John Baeder (b. 1938) is best known for his photorealist paintings and prints of mid-century diners. Originally considered mere source material for his paintings, Baeder’s photographs have now emerged as stand-alone works of art.

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Southern Folk Art from the Permanent Collection

April 28, 2012 - July 22, 2012
Lamar Dodd Gallery

In conjunction with "John Baeder," this special exhibition will feature works of southern folk art from the permanent collection. 

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Pattern and Palette in Print :Gentry Magazine and a New Generation of Trendsetters

March 17, 2012 - June 17, 2012
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

A collaboration with undergraduate fabric design students at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, this exhibition takes as its inspiration Gentry magazine, a 1950s men’s lifestyle magazine that artfully captured nearly a decade of trends in menswear, with special emphasis on textiles and color.

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Performing Identity :Marina Abramovic, Eleanor Antin, and Hannah Wilke

March 21, 2012 - June 10, 2012
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

This series showcases videos of performances dealing with issues of identity by three seminal artists of the 1970s and '80s.

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Polly Knipp Hill :Marking a Life Through Etching

April 07, 2012 - June 03, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

American printmaker Polly Knipp Hill began working as an artist in the 1920s and garnered increased recognition in the decades that followed. Although she initially focused on European architecture, in her mature period her broad body of work grew to encompass poignant, amusing and slightly satirical genre scenes that reflected American culture.

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To Make a World :George Ault and 1940s America

February 18, 2012 - April 16, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

This is the first major exhibition of Ault’s work in more than 20 years and includes 47 paintings and drawings by Ault and his contemporaries. It centers on four paintings Ault made between 1943 and 1948 depicting the crossroads of Russell’s Corners in Woodstock, N.Y

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Georgia Bellflowers :The Furniture of Henry Eugene Thomas

January 14, 2012 - April 15, 2012
Lamar Dodd Gallery

Henry Eugene “Gene” (or “Shorty”) Thomas (1883–1965) worked from his home in Athens, Ga., as an antiques dealer and furniture maker for more than four decades. The first exhibition devoted to this artist and his work, "Georgia Bellflowers" documents Thomas’ roles in the Colonial Revival in the United States, in the history of the study of decorative arts in the South and as a 20th-century Georgia craftsman.

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Will Henry Stevens

January 21, 2012 - March 25, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

In 2001, The Will Henry Stevens Memorial Trust via Janet Stevens McDowell, the artist’s daughter, presented the Georgia Museum of Art a large gift of diverse work by the American painter. Stevens was born in Vevay, a small Indiana town along the Ohio River between Louisville and Cincinnati. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, run by Frank Duveneck, worked at Rookwood Pottery and attended classes at the Art Students League in New York with American Impressionists William Merritt Chase and Jonas Lie.

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Responses in Time :Video Submissions to the Kress Project

February 29, 2012 - March 18, 2012
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

This exhibition features videos submitted to the Kress Project, a competition and online exhibition of creative responses inspired by the Georgia Museum of Art’s Kress Study Collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings. The Kress Project is organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and made possible by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Visit http://www.georgiamuseum.org/kressproject for more details and to see submissions in other media.

 

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Introduction to the Centers

December 03, 2011 - March 04, 2012
Dorothy Alexander Roush Gallery

One of the key elements in GMOA’s expansion was the construction of its Study Centers in the Humanities, four named units containing archives that supplement the museum’s collection and promote hands-on research. This small exhibition serves as an introduction to the Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts.

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Lycett China

December 03, 2011 - March 04, 2012
Martha Thompson Dinos Gallery

Edward Lycett (American, b. England, 1833–1910) was an important porcelain painter who immigrated to New York from Great Britain in 1861. By the early 1880s, Lycett and his family had settled in Atlanta and opened a studio devoted to porcelain decoration with the ancillary mission of educating young women.

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Dale Nichols :Transcending Regionalism

December 17, 2011 - February 27, 2012
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy Gallery

Organized by the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City, Neb., this retrospective exhibition presents Nebraska native Dale Nichols’ nostalgic images of rural America. Paintings dating from 1935 to 1972 establish Nichols not only as a regionalist in the company of such great artists as Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, but one who transcended the confines of the genre to achieve universal success.

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Images of the Midwest from the Collection

December 17, 2011 - February 27, 2012
Philip Henry Alston Jr. Gallery

This special, temporary display complements "Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism" and features images of the Midwest by American artists.

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Bill Viola :Collected Work, 1977–80

December 03, 2011 - February 19, 2012
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Pioneering video artist Bill Viola helped make the medium vital to contemporary art in the 1970s and 1980s and remains among its most important practitioners. 

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Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand :The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton

November 19, 2011 - February 03, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Organized by the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, N.C., this exhibition includes images from the Mint’s Pratt Collection, one of the largest collections of Clare Leighton’s work in the country and spans Leighton’s career from 1923 to 1965. “Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand: The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton” provides a full survey of Leighton’s career, from her earliest prints in the 1920s that depict the labors of the English working classes to a selection of her rarely seen watercolors. 

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Horizons

January 29, 2011 - January 31, 2012
Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

An installation of “Horizons,” by the Icelandic artist Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir (pronounced Stay-nun Thorens-daughter), will inaugurate GMOA’s Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, which is dedicated to women sculptors. Previously installed in such contexts as fields, forests, galleries and gardens, 12 androgynous, life-sized, cast-iron figures are connected as a group by a polished glass band inserted across each figure’s chest.

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Buon Natale :Holiday Prints by Libby Bailey

November 12, 2011 - January 08, 2012
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

This exhibition features Libby Bailey’s holiday woodcuts, which have a distinctly Italian flavor. A Georgia native and an art history professor at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., Bailey has studied art in Cortona and Florence, Italy, and has recently begun to study art in England, France and Germany.

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Originality by Subscription :l’Estampe originale

November 19, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Lamar Dodd Gallery

This exhibition of works on paper from the museum’s permanent collection, originally printed in l’Estampe originale, a quarterly started in March 1893 in France, focuses on the circumstances that coalesced to make the quarterly such a success.

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Edmund Lewandowski : Precisionism and Beyond

September 10, 2011 - December 04, 2011
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Midwestern artist Edmund Lewandowski (1914–1998) was an influential painter and art educator known for his images of industrial, urban and architectural subject matter. Organized by the Flint Institute of Arts, “Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond” surveys all aspects of Lewandowski’s oeuvre, which includes a wide array of subjects in varied styles and media.

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Anthony Goicolea “snowscape”

January 30, 2011 - November 30, 2011
Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery

Anthony Goicolea was born in 1971 in Atlanta, Ga., and is currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He obtained a BA in art history and a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and an MFA from the Pratt Institute. As part of the Georgia Museum of Art’s reopening, he has created an original photo mural and video installation.

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Introduction to the Centers

August 15, 2011 - November 20, 2011
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

One of the key elements in GMOA’s expansion was the construction of its Study Centers in the Humanities, four named units containing archives that supplement the museum’s collection and promote hands-on research. This small exhibition serves as an introduction to three of the four: the C.L. Morehead Jr. Center for the Study of American Art, the Jacob Burns Foundation Center (devoted to the study of prints and drawings) and the Pierre Daura Center. 

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Hot Metal and Cool Paper :The Black Art of Making Books

August 27, 2011 - November 06, 2011
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery I

This focused exhibition presents works by private presses, including books printed by LaNana Creek Press (Charles D. Jones, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas), the Press of the Nightowl (Dwight Agner, Athens, Ga.) and Tinhorn Press (Chuck Robertson, Atlanta, Ga.).

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American Letterpress : The Art of Hatch Show Print

August 27, 2011 - November 06, 2011
Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

This exhibition illustrates the fascinating fusion of art with popular culture and music history. Featuring the work of one of the nation’s oldest and continuously printing shops—Nashville, Tennessee’s Hatch Show Print—it highlights the uniquely American posters produced to advertise everything from vaudeville shows, state fairs and stock car races to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley and Herbie Hancock.

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Fleeting Pleasures :Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Georgia Museum of Art

August 31, 2011 - October 30, 2011
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

Drawing from the outstanding collection of works on paper at the Georgia Museum of Art, this exhibition will provide a history and overview of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e—literally, pictures of the floating or fleeting world. As their name suggests, these landscapes, cityscapes and scenes of domestic life were intended to emphasize the impermanence and fleeting beauty of the world around us.

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Lamar Dodd :Paintings and Drawings

July 02, 2011 - August 28, 2011
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Lamar Dodd––teacher, arts administrator, advocate and artist––rebuilt and revitalized the University of Georgia's art department beginning in 1937. He was the most recognized artist of his generation from the state of Georgia and is considered the "godfather" of the Georgia Museum of Art. 

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The Art of Disegno :Italian Prints and Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art

May 14, 2011 - August 07, 2011
Boone and George-Ann Knox, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

This selection of 53 works on paper produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries by such renowned artists as Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Parmigianino draws largely on the collection of Giuliano Ceseri, on long-term loan to the Georgia Museum of Art. 

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American Watercolors from the Permanent Collection

May 14, 2011 - August 07, 2011
Lamar Dodd Gallery

This exhibition features American watercolors from the mid-19th century to the 1970s from the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Art. Paintings by Jasper Francis Cropsey, William Stanley Haseltine and Frederic Remington demonstrate the importance of the medium in American 19th-century art while American moderns Charles Burchfield, John Marin and Andrew Wyeth represent true masters of watercolor.

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Stone and Steel :Small Works by Beverly Pepper

January 30, 2011 - July 29, 2011
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

Approximately 20 small works in steel and such materials as onyx, porphyry, marble and granite by American sculptor Beverly Pepper as well as small-scale models of her site-specific work “Ascension,” which is permanently installed in the quad between the museum, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Performing Arts Center and the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

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Dalí Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy

April 10, 2011 - June 19, 2011
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Dalí considered this project to be one of the most important of his career. Organized by the Las Cruces Museum of Art in New Mexico, this exhibition contains all one hundred prints from Salvador Dalí’s “Divine Comedy” Suite and is part of a ten-city national tour developed and managed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services.

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The American Scene on Paper :Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection

January 30, 2011 - May 01, 2011
Boone and George-Ann Knox, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Lamar Dodd Galleries

“The American Scene on Paper” includes 153 prints and drawings by American artists from across the country, mostly working between the wars. Smaller versions of this exhibition traveled to the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C., and to the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ga., in 2009.

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Tradition Redefined :The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art

January 30, 2011 - March 28, 2011
Virginia and Alfred Kennedy and Philip Henry Alston Jr. Galleries

Seventy-two works by 67 black artists who typically have not been recognized in the traditional narratives of African American art make up “Tradition Redefined,” an exhibition organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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