Athens, Ga. – On Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., Amalia Amaki, acclaimed curator, artist and professor, will be giving a lecture hosted by the Friends of the Museum at the Georgia Museum of Art in the M. Smith Griffith auditorium. A reception will follow.
As part of the events held in honor of Black History Month, Amaki’s lecture will focus on pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection that are included in the exhibition “I am in the garden…”: African American Art from the Collections, on display at the Georgia Museum of Art from Feb. 9 through March 16.
Comprising more than 2,000 works, the collection is one of the world’s most comprehensive of African-American artists from the 18th century to the present. While the majority of the collection is housed at the University of Delaware, Jones has loaned the Georgia Museum of Art seven pieces.
After the lecture, attendees will have an opportunity to view the exhibition and to interact with Jones and Amaki. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
Amaki is an artist and professor of art history at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Before her current position, she was curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art and assistant professor in art, art history and Black American Studies at the University of Delaware.
Digital images from “I am in the garden…”: African American Art from the Collections are available at our web site: www.uga.edu/gamuseum.
For more information about the Georgia Museum of Art, see www.uga.edu/gamuseum or call 706/542-4662.
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. Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and closed Mondays. Museum Shop Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8:45 p.m.