Arts and Entertainment
September 23, 2016 | General News
UGA joins national arts research consortium a2ru
The University of Georgia has joined the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, known as a2ru, a consortium of almost three dozen research-intensive universities committed to advancing interdisciplinary, arts-oriented research.
September 14, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Peabody Awards appoints six prestigious new members to its Board of Jurors
The Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia has appointed Marcy Carsey, Herman Gray, Kathy Im, Kim Masters, Mark McKinnon and John Seigenthaler to its Board of Jurors.
September 14, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show Gary Hudson’s abstract paintings
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition "Living Color: Gary Hudson in the 1970s" from Sept. 17 through Jan. 8. The exhibition, organized by Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will consist of nine large-scale abstract paintings by the artist, including one in the museum's collection.
September 9, 2016 | Research News
UGA entomology helps lead effort to digitize North America’s butterfly and moth collections
This fall researchers at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia will lead an effort to digitize around 2.1 million specimens from the order Lepidoptera—moths and butterflies—and to make that data available to scientists studying climate, natural habitats and agricultural pests.
September 7, 2016 | Events on Campus
Fall 2016 Signature Lectures bring internationally prominent speakers to UGA
This fall the University of Georgia's Signature Lecture series will feature talks from nationally and internationally recognized figures from a wide range of fields.
September 2, 2016 | Events on Campus
Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures coming to Georgia Museum of Art
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host the exhibition "Driving Forces: Sculpture by Lin Emery" from Oct. 1 to April 2. Four of Emery's large kinetic sculptures will be outside in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, and five smaller sculptures will be inside in the Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery.
August 31, 2016 | General News
UGA students to cover 2016 Paralympic Games for The Associated Press
Nine students from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will cover the 2016 Paralympic Games, which open Sept. 7 in Rio de Janeiro, for The Associated Press.
August 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA program to help entrepreneurs break into film industry
The University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center will lead a workshop and panel discussion in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 25, to help Georgia small businesses and entrepreneurs break into the state's $6 billion film industry.
August 5, 2016 | Honors & Awards
UGA majorettes and feature twirlers win national awards
The University of Georgia majorettes and feature twirlers' competition team won the National Open Half-time Show Twirl Championships at the 2016 America's Youth on Parade USA and World Twirling Championships held from July 26-30 in South Bend, Indiana.
August 5, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show art of Brooklyn Bridge this fall
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950" from Sept. 17 to Dec. 11.
July 27, 2016 | General News
UGA mourns the loss of legendary illustrator Jack Davis
Jack Davis, perhaps best known for his depictions of Southeastern Conference mascots that have appeared on University of Georgia merchandise for many years, died Wednesday at the age of 91. One of the founding editors of Mad Magazine, Davis had an immediately recognizable style and an influence that extends far beyond Georgia.
July 13, 2016 | General News
‘Pokemon Go’ platform not new, but phenomenon is, say UGA experts
University of Georgia experts — from engineers to players to exercise scientists — are available to comment on the current "Pokemon Go" phenomenon. Their advice, which includes not tying your phone to your dog, is that the game isn't for the casual gamer but that it is a good way to get kids moving.
July 12, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show art of the tsars
This fall, visitors to the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will have the chance to see objects of Russian art never before shown in public. Highlighting a private collection on long-term loan to the museum that is a promised gift, the exhibition "Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects" will be on display at the museum Sept. 3 to Dec. 31.
July 8, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show recent acquisitions
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present an exhibition of recent additions to its collection from July 16 to Oct. 9.
May 26, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to reinstall collection this summer
When the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia opened its permanent collection wing in January 2011, its staff had no idea that collection would grow by 25 percent in only five years. Due to that growth as well as a variety of other factors, the museum's curators are working together to tell the story of art history in a fresh way, which means closing eight galleries for the summer. Visitors who want a last look at the current version of the galleries have through June 12 to experience it. After that date, two-thirds of the new wing will be closed to the public until it reopens in mid-August.