When Alfred H. Holbrook opened the Georgia Museum of Art in 1948, he chose Athens as the site both because of the resources offered by the University of Georgia and because the region was, at that time, underserved by cultural institutions available in larger cities. Once the Georgia Museum of Art was established in Athens, Mr. Holbrook expanded the museum’s audience by bringing art to other rural areas, often by packing his car full of paintings and driving there himself. Over the years, we have continued in this mission of making the Georgia Museum of Art’s collections available to people throughout the state and region. The museum’s curators have assembled a diverse range of exhibitions, from Japanese woodblock prints to contemporary views of Georgia’s coastline, from folk art by Georgian R.A. Miller to prints by women that will be of great appeal in a wide variety of venues and that offer a range of programming possibilities for small, mid-sized and even larger institutions.
In addition to the rental fee, the borrower is responsible for round-trip transportation costs and must meet required standards for climate control, security and light levels (5–10 foot candles for works on paper, incandescent light only). Bookings must be made at least six months in advance (five months in advance for institutions in Georgia). Object label copy and introductory text material, if applicable, are provided to venues, as well as invitation templates and brochures.
For further information, please contact the exhibition loan coordinator at 706.542.GMOA (4662).
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.
This exhibition includes 47 prints—woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints, etchings, screenprints and more—ranging from the 19th through the 21st centuries, each by a different European or American woman artist. "Prints by Women" uses works from GMOA's permanent collection to provide a visual chronicle of art by women.