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In 1956, George Beattie painted eight murals for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Four of those murals addressed the history of agriculture in the state. In recent years, their content (which addresses slavery and the history of American Indians in Georgia) became recognized as offensive to many visitors to the building, and in 2011, Gary Black, the commissioner of agriculture, requested their removal. The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA), which is the official state museum of art, agreed to take all eight murals to preserve them as an important part of the state's art history.  The museum also created four videos to educate the public, provide context for the images and discuss exactly why they are problematic. This one features…


Docent Spotlight: Berkeley Minor

Reposted from FACET SUMMER 2012 As a volunteer at the Georgia Museum of Art for 12 years now, it is safe to say that Berkeley Minor has a gift for enriching the public with her knowledge of art. A degree in art and teaching experience have helped Minor master her role as a docent. Before she became a docent in 2000, Minor served on the board of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art for four years and eventually became the membership organization’s president. Four years ago, she joined the Board of Advisors and will continue her role as a board member in the fall. Due to her background in art education, Minor’s favorite role at GMOA is community docent, a position that requires much time and effort. Docents give tours of both the…


Fanfare for the Common Man

The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble is just one of the many active music ensembles present on campus.  In Fall 2011, conductor John Lynch led the group in recording their newest album, "Street Song," featuring the music of Tilson Thomas, Stravinsky, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Mobberly, Oquin, and Lorenz. In this clip, the UGAWE brass and percussion perform Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, a 1942 work written by renowned American composer Aaron Copland.  Copland was commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to compose the work, which marked the entry of the United States into World War II. "Street Song" is available from Naxos, iTunes, or Amazon.  


Faking it to make it real

Researchers from the GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership and UGA's Theatre Department have joined forces in an innovative effort to make medical students ready for real-life patient encounters. 

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