Arts and Entertainment
February 5, 2016 | General News
David Ligare exhibition to open Feb. 13 at Georgia Museum of Art
This February, as the winter starts to seem long and cold, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will transport visitors to the warmth of California with the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist" on display Feb. 13-May 8.
February 1, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Simon Kilmurry and Monica Pearson appointed to Peabody Awards Board of Jurors
The Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia has appointed Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association, and Monica Pearson, and television news journalist, to its Board of Jurors. Additionally, Fred Young has been appointed chair of the Board of Jurors and Eddie Garrett the new vice chair. Both are already jurors and Young has previously served as vice chair. The announcement was made by Peabody Awards Director Jeffrey Jones.
January 26, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to celebrate African-American life, history and culture during Black History Month
The University of Georgia will celebrate Black History Month 2016-"Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories"-with a wide variety of programs and activities across campus, including a keynote address by scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill and a gala celebration of the Harlem Renaissance.
January 25, 2016 | Events on Campus
Natalie Chanin, Georgia Sewn expo to highlight weekend of sustainable fashion
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia and the Athens Fashion Collective will present a weekend of sustainable fashion events Jan. 28-30 featuring Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of Alabama Chanin, and Georgia Sewn, a one-day expo of the regional fashion design industry.
January 25, 2016 | General News
Mellon grant to help academic publishers increase workforce diversity
A four-year, $682,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded to the University of Washington will help four university presses and the Association of American University Presses create a pipeline program to diversify academic publishing by offering apprenticeships in acquisitions departments.
January 22, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to hold 8th decorative arts symposium
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will hold its eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts Feb. 4-6.
January 20, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA to host regional summit on women in agriculture Feb. 8
The University of Georgia will host delegates from 13 states during a summit that will shape national policies and programs related to gender equity and leadership development in agriculture.
January 19, 2016 | Honors & Awards
Annie Jorgensen crowned Miss University of Georgia 2016
Annie Jorgensen, a second-year journalism student from Mequon, Wisconsin, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2016 at the annual scholarship pageant held Jan. 16 in the UGA Fine Arts Auditorium.
January 15, 2016 | Events on Campus
UGA announces Signature Lectures for spring 2016
Trailblazing scientists, heralded historians and influential leaders in higher education, business and law are set to visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series.
January 12, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art adds paintings to collection
In 2015, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia added 320 objects to its permanent collection through gift or purchase. Of note, these objects include a 17th-century portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck and his studio and an American Impressionist painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke. Both paintings will be on view in the museum's permanent collection galleries starting Jan. 13.
January 8, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art gives visitors an opportunity to touch
Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind the scenes at an art museum or why visitors aren't allowed to touch works of art? The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will reveal some of its secrets through hands-on displays in the exhibition "Tools of the Trade," which runs from Jan. 30 to March 16.
January 7, 2016 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to show Cherokee basketry
For hundreds of years, the Cherokee people wove beautiful baskets that were both functional and decorative. When they encountered European settlers in the 17th century, the newcomers remarked on the quality of these woven objects and carried some back across the Atlantic Ocean. In celebration of this craft tradition, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition "Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture" from Jan. 23 to April 17.
December 17, 2015 | General News
UGA, Georgia Tech partner to create fully-accessible camp for children with disabilities
The University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design and Georgia Tech's College of Architecture have partnered with Extra Special People Inc. to build Camp Hooray, the first-of-its-kind, fully accessible overnight camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
December 2, 2015 | General News
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.
November 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art exhibits sculptures by Alice Aycock
Two large-scale works by American sculptor Alice Aycock are on display in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden at the Georgia Museum of Art.