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GMOA honored with reaccreditation

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia was recently reaccredited by the American Alliance of Museums (formerly known as the American Association of Museums), an honor that less than 5 percent of U.S. museums receive. To celebrate this achievement, GMOA will be open to the public Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with an official announcement at 2 p.m. by Ford Bell, president of AAM and an ice cream social to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Reaccreditation is a lengthy process, involving a self-study that GMOA worked on for several years and a site visit lasting several days, during which AAM representatives toured the facility from top to bottom, met with university upper administration and interviewed staff members,…


UGA Opera Theater to present Jacques Offenbach’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann’

The University of Georgia Opera Theater will present “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Jacques Offenbach’s supernatural tale of unrequited love, in a two-night presentation on Oct. 11 and 13 at 8 p.m. in the Hodgson Concert Hall. The UGA Opera Theater, under the direction of UGA professor Frederick Burchinal, will present highlights of “The Tales of Hoffmann” and will be joined by the UGA Symphony Orchestra and the Hodgson Singers conducted by Mark Cedel. The opera will be performed in French with surtitles provided by Chadwick Creative Arts. Offenbach, long known for his lightweight operettas, died shortly before Hoffmann’s 1881 Parisian premiere. “This is his greatest work,” said Burchinal, who is the…


“Peering Into the Musical Brain” unravels mysteries of musicians’ minds

The Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will present “Peering Into the Musical Brain,” a lecture reviewing years of musician-centered neurological studies, on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edge Recital Hall of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. The lecture, presented by Donald Hodges of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is free and open to the public. The presentation represents two decades of work by Hodges, whose career has focused on understanding what happens in the minds of musicians when they perform, study and listen to music. The lecture will include a variety of musical examples spanning from Baroque to contemporary pop. Hodges has authored more than 140 publications…


Take 5 — President Michael F. Adams on the performing arts

FROM GEORGIA MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2012 Q: Why are the performing arts important to a national research 1 institution? A: The performing arts are important at a place like this because they greatly enhance the social and cultural life of a great university. The arts also implicitly encourage students, faculty, staff and administrators to pose and ponder big questions. Western culture is in many ways embodied in the messages of music and art and drama and dance. Q: In your opinion does having the arts at UGA improve the quality of the Athens community? A: It’s not accidental that this community is on virtually every list of great places to live for everyone from Millennials to retirees. A great part of that is the cultural life here in Athens.…

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