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University Professor Milton Masciadri was recently named recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council—the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades.   The honor recognizes personalities whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The award, presented every two years, is an acknowledgment of those who offer positive messages through artistic expression.

UGA music professor honored with Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Milton Masciadri was recently named recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts from the World Cultural Council—the first musician to receive the award in the last two decades. The honor recognizes personalities whose work has had a significantly positive impact on the cultural legacy of mankind. The award, presented every two years, is an acknowledgment of those who offer positive messages through artistic expression. Masciadri, who holds the title of University Professor, is a professor of music in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and strings area chair specializing in the double bass. “Receiving the highly prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci World Award in the Arts has…

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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections and Exhibitions for its exhibition catalog

Georgia Museum of Art wins College Art Association’s Barr Award

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received the College Art Association's Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections and Exhibitions for its exhibition catalog "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art." The association will recognize the honorees formally at the convocation of its 103rd annual conference, in New York, Feb. 11. The 2015 annual conference-presenting scholarly sessions, panel discussions, career-development workshops, a book and trade fair and more-is the largest gathering of artists, scholars, students and arts professionals in the U.S. Lynn Boland, the museum's Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, who organized the exhibition and served as…

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Students “conduct” Hodgson Wind Ensemble for Student Spotlight event

More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff from across campus experienced the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s  “Conduct Us” event on Thursday, a highlight of a daylong Student Spotlight event of the annual Spotlight on the Arts festival. More than two dozen students took the baton to lead the band in favorites such as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” while a crowd of students looked on—and snapped smartphone photos and videos—at Tate Plaza. “Conduct Us was a fun and exciting way for students to get a taste and sense of the arts at the University of Georgia,” said Russell Mumper, the university’s vice provost and chair of the UGA Arts Council. “We couldn’t be more pleased with…

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Third-annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival set for Nov. 6-14

A Tony Award-winning playwright, a Grammy Award-winning soprano, art-making robots and a music composition performed on Google Glass are among the more than 40 events on tap for the University of Georgia's 2014 Spotlight on the Arts festival. The third annual festival is scheduled for Nov. 6-14 and will feature performances by British baroque quartet Red Priest, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning soprano Kathleen Battle. The 2014 Spotlight on the Arts festival also includes events featuring Academy and Tony award-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, who will be inducted into the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame. A University Theatre production of "The Great Gatsby" will run throughout the festival. "Each year, the…

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