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UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival breaks attendance record

Nearly 22,000 people attended the University of Georgia Arts Council’s 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival, besting last year’s attendance record. The festival was held Nov. 5-14 and reached 21,828 people through more than 100 events and exhibitions, including an opening celebration, concerts, plays, dance performances, book talks, art openings and more. “The 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival was a tremendous success thanks to the dedication of our Arts Council members and students from across campus,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I hope that this world-class festival has inspired people in the campus community and beyond to engage with our arts programs throughout…


UGA All Arts Card

The UGA Arts Council has introduced the “All Arts Card” for students. For $99, the card gives students admission to more than 60 concerts and plays with a full ticket price value of more than $2,000. The All Arts Card includes admission to performances at the UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Department of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year. To order, go to http://pac.uga.edu/ and click on the student tab. Many additional UGA Arts events are free to all students, including admission to the Georgia Museum of Art and galleries at Lamar Dodd School of Art, various events from The Georgia Review, UGA Press, Special Collections Libraries and more. Go to arts.uga.edu…


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…


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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