The Office of Institutional Diversity in partnership with the Georgia Museum of Art will host the lunchtime discussion “Art, History and Inclusion” on Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the Georgia Museum of Art’s educational center.
Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies, and Paul Manoguerra, chief curator of the Georgia Museum of Art, will lead a discussion about the four George Beattie agricultural murals on display at the art museum.
The murals were painted in 1956 and are a part of a series of eight murals that hung at the Department of Agriculture until 2011.
The four on display at the museum address the state’s history of agriculture, beginning with a representation of the American Indians who originally lived in the region and including two that address slavery.
Lunch will be provided to those who register to rsvpOID@uga.edu with their name and department. The series is free, and spaces will be filled on a first-come basis.