Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Georgia Museum of Art to Host Exhibition as Part of UGA's Upcoming 225th Anniversary

The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) is organizing “University of Georgia Turns 225,” an exhibition beginning March 19, 2010, that will celebrate UGA’s 225th anniversary.

The exhibition will display visual art that reflects both the history and the current state of UGA and its campus life.

Paintings by Lamar Dodd, the founder of the University’s art school, will be on display, including “The Arch” (1939) and “North Campus,” as will works by such other notable artists as George Cooke, Charles Frederick Naegle and Howard Thomas. Current art students and professors, including those in the department of ceramics, will also have a role in the anniversary exhibition.

The combination of historic and recent objects reflects the purpose of the anniversary, which is to honor the past and the present while looking forward to the future.The exhibition will take place from March 19 to April 30 in the galleries of the Visual Arts Building on Jackson Street, which is also home to the temporary offices of the museum while it undergoes expansion and renovation.

Visit our Web site at or call 706.542.GMOA (4662)

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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