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Athens’ Elephant Six

The Georgia Museum of Art is presenting the exhibition The…of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six through Jan. 4.

The exhibition celebrates the visual art associated with the Elephant Six music collective that defined the 1990s indie and psychedelic rock scene in Athens. It will include album covers, show posters and representations of theatrical stage presences by bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control and Circulatory System. 

Works of art inspired by Elephant Six also will be on display. The…of E6 is part of a citywide celebration that commemorates Elephant Six’s contributions to Athens through a seasonlong series of exhibitions, screenings and events. Other participating venues include ATHICA, the Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube@Hotel Indigo, Ciné and the Oconee Campus of the University of North Georgia.

“For many of us, the scene surrounding the collective defined Athens of the 1990s; not just the music, but the entire creative endeavor and its collaborative spirit,” said Lynn Boland, curator of the exhibition at the museum. “I would say it largely defined my formative years and it has been a great honor and undeniable pleasure to work on this exhibition. Also, ATHICA founder and director emerita Lizzie Zucker-Saltz deserves great praise for spearheading this effort throughout Athens.”