Every March, the accomplishments and contributions of women are highlighted during Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8) throughout the United States and abroad. As in years past, the Georgia Museum of Art will take part in this celebration with a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon and social media campaign to challenge the perceptions people may have about women and art.
Valentine’s Day is here, and with it comes an onslaught of messaging about love, romance and spending time with friends and loved ones. Whether you are looking for a fun date with your significant other, want to practice a little self-care or are looking for a way to give back to the Athens community, the Georgia Museum of Art has an activity for you.
The first Artful Conversation program of 2018 inspired participants to get diverse perspectives and impressions on Joan Mitchell’s 1972 painting, “Close.” Sage Kincaid led this slow-looking program, inviting guests first to examine the painting with a set of opposite words in mind. Each participant received a different pair: warm/cold, expand/shrink, bold/timid, loose/tight and more. After a longer inspection of the work with these words in mind, the group discussed how the painting was filled with contradictions, making it more detailed and introspective than many had believed at first sight.