Friday, October 16, 2009

Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art to host “The Art of: Music”

The Young at Art committee of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will host “The Art of: Music” on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. at Stan Mullins’ Studio on Pulaski St. in Athens. Art Rosenbaum, a Grammy Award-winning musician and artist, will perform selections of old-time and bluegrass music with some friends. Refreshments will follow the performance.

Art Rosenbaum taught at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art for many years and was the subject of a retrospective at the Georgia Museum of Art in 2006. Rosenbaum also received the Georgia Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 2003.

Mullins, a local artist and former student of Rosenbaum’s, uses an old cottonseed oil refinery as studio space. Mullins’ art has taken him many places, including Rwanda and Kyoto. He has worked with CowParade, the band Creed and “That 70s Show.”

“The Art of” series consists of entertaining and educational events that celebrate craft beyond the traditional fine arts, such as gardening, cinema, beer brewing and more. Young at Art, the host of the event, is a committee made up of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art between the ages of 25 and 40 that organizes and sponsors special events. “The Art of” series also is part of “GMOA on the Move,” a two-year series of state- and nationwide offsite exhibitions and programs. The museum’s Carlton St. location is currently closed due to construction, but “GMOA on the Move” is keeping the museum active in the Athens community and beyond.

For Friends of the GMOA, the event is $15 per person. For non-members, the event is $20 per person. Parking will be available across the street in the Leathers Building parking lot. Call 706/542-0830 for more information and reservations by Oct. 16. Mullins and the Athens Blur Magazine are sponsoring this event.

Museum Information

Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the Arch Foundation and the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602. The museum’s galleries and shop are now closed for construction of the museum’s expansion. Events and programming are continuing while the museum is under construction as part of “GMOA on the Move,” a series of off-site events and exhibitions. For more information and event times and locations, see or call 706/542-GMOA.

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