Georgia Museum of Art to host winter reception

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will hold its quarterly reception, 90 Carlton, celebrating the winter exhibitions, on February 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These receptions are organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art to highlight museum exhibitions. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities and door prizes. They can also participate in “Ask the Expert,” asking questions of curators and other experts in the galleries. This event is free for members of the museum and $5 for nonmembers. Enjoy complimentary admission when becoming a member of the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. RSVP to or by calling 706.542.4199. Register at The exhibitions highlighted include:

  • “The Reluctant Autocrat: Tsar Nicholas II” (on view through March 17, 2019): This exhibition focuses on the reigns of the last two Romanov rulers, Alexander III (1881 –1894) and his son and successor Nicholas II (1894 – 1917). It draws attention to the incongruity of the divinely inspired autocracy with modern life while highlighting human fragility against the massive flow of history. The exhibition incorporates several delicate textile objects (including two children’s costumes: a Cossack robe and a gold-embroidered Caucasian outfit for a boy), porcelain, lithographs, photographs and militaria.
  • “Stony the Road We Trod” (on view February 2 through April 28, 2019): This exhibition will show works by African American artists in the museum’s permanent collection and by this year’s Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award winner, Leo Twiggs. This year’s Black History Month theme is “Black Migrations,” and these works show how African American artists visually portrayed notions of migration from the South and responses to new urban environments.
Event Partners: Athens Printing Company, Barron’s Rental Center, Epting Events and Guide2Athens.

Museum Information

Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.