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    January 3, 2019
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Museum to Feature Several Lectures During Spring Semester

Spring semester is about to begin at the university, and the Georgia Museum of Art has a full schedule of lectures and artist talks over the course of the next few months. These events are all open to the public, and are free to attend. Some of the lecture events this semester include:

Artist Talk: Ted Kincaid

January 11, 2 p.m.

Texas-based artist Ted Kincaid will discuss his work in a talk entitled “Stranger than Non-Fiction.” Kincaid’s work is on view November 17, 2018 – January 13, 2019 in the exhibition "Ted Kincaid: If I Lose Everything."

Aralee Strange Lecture: Maisha Winn

February 28, 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Maisha Winn is the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, and the Cofounder and Co-Director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center. In her talk, “‘I don't want us to forget the fire’: Literacy, Activism and Black Literate Lives Overview,” Winn examines the role of the Black Arts Movement in building a literacy continuum for readers, writers, speakers and activists. This program is made possible by the Aralee Strange Fund for Art and Poetry.

Curatorial Roundtable

March 7, 2019, 2:00-3:15pm

Participants: Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art, Georgia Museum of Art; Nelda Damiano, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, Georgia Museum of Art; Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, Georgia Museum of Art; Joyce Henri Robinson, Visiting Scholar and Associate Director of the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, and Katie Geha, Director of Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of Art

This informal conversation will address issues of diversity and representation facing art exhibition and museum curatorial practice today. Potential aspects of these curatorial responsibilities to be discussed may include: museum policies and objectives; institutional mission and audience; decision-makers and stakeholders; and, current training for and methods used by curators and their colleagues in pursuing acquisitions and conceiving exhibitions. Students, faculty, and others are welcome to attend, and the final segment will solicit questions and comments from the audience.

Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Lecture: Paul Barolsky

March 22, 4:30 p.m.

Paul Barolsky will deliver the keynote lecture entitled “Art, Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance” for the 2019 Emerging Scholars Symposium. Barolsky’s talk will deal with art historical description, interpretation, rhetoric, aesthetics, beauty, subjectivity, form, playfulness, pleasure and fun. Barolsky is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of Virginia, where he taught the history of Renaissance art and literature for 47 years. He is the author of numerous books, most recently “A Brief History of the Artist from God to Picasso” (2010) and "Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso” (2014). Presented in collaboration with the Association of Graduate Art Students and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

In Conversation: Rebecca Rutstein and Samantha Joye

March 28, 6 p.m.

Rebecca Rutstein, artist and Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding at the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and Dr. Samantha Joye, professor of marine sciences at UGA, will speak about their deep-sea expedition to Mexico’s Guaymas Basin in the Sea of Cortez. As part of the expedition and artist residency, Rutstein set up her studio on the ship and created new works inspired by the data collected in real time. Two of Rutstein’s works, works "Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez" and "Progenitor Series," are on view at the Georgia Museum of Art. Presented in collaboration with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture: Genny Beemyn

April 12, 12:30 p.m.

This year's Andrea Carson-Coley lecture will be delivered by Dr. Genny Beemyn, director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Trans Policy Clearinghouse coordinator for Campus Pride. Until the last decade, what little was known about the experiences of trans college students was largely anecdotal. This talk will examine where we are today with research on trans students (including a discussion of the presenter’s own work) and where we must boldly go.

For a full list of programming at the Georgia Museum of Art, please visit our website.