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Georgia Museum of Art wins seven regional awards

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received several recent awards from the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America, the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Southeastern Museums Conference for its exemplary publications, design and exhibitions. ARLIS-SE presented the museum with its Mary Ellen Lo Presti Award for the exhibition catalog “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects.” This exhibition, organized by Parker Curator of Russian Art Asen Kirin, who also wrote the exhibition catalog, was on display at the museum from September to December of 2016. It included many artifacts and objects to show how the Romanov family of Russian rulers commissioned,…


Arts research consortium a2ru to hold 2018 conference at UGA

Athens, Ga. – The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), a consortium of more than 40 research-intensive universities committed to advancing interdisciplinary, arts-oriented research, will hold its 2018 national conference at the University of Georgia Nov. 1-3. The conference theme is Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability. A call for proposals for conference presentations is open now through Apr. 6. The call from a2ru is for panel, paper, performance, and working group proposals from “researchers, field leaders, and practitioners about arts-integrative research, practice, and curricula that explore the intersections, synergies, and interfaces between arts, environments, and their influence on design,…


UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival participation tops 23,000

Athens, Ga. – More than 23,000 people participated in the University of Georgia’s 2017 Spotlight on the Arts festival earlier this month, and planning is already underway for the 2018 festival. From Nov. 1-12, a total of 23,083 attendees participated in more than 100 events and exhibitions, expanding the festival’s reach to more than 120,000 since its inception in 2012. “The response to the Spotlight on the Arts festival has been extraordinary, and it reflects the quality of the arts programs on our campus and the exemplary dedication of the members of the UGA Arts Council,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. The 2017 festival featured performances from the University Theatre,…


Art and ecology merge in undergraduate-organized exhibition

Martha Odum carried a sketch pad, a box of watercolors and a vial of water everywhere she traveled with her husband, Eugene P. Odum, for whom the University of Georgia's School of Ecology is named. Eugene Odum is often called the father of modern ecology, but it's possible Martha was its mother, dotingly painting gorgeous portraits of her child. The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA will show some of those landscape paintings in the exhibition "Martha Odum: Art Intersects Ecology," on view Oct. 7 to Dec. 31. This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ecology program at UGA, established as the Institute of Ecology in 1967 (it became a school in 2007). As Martha and Eugene Odum traveled the country to further Eugene's scientific…

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