Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host a quarterly reception, 90 Carlton: Summer, June 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will feature the summer exhibitions “The Lithographs of Carroll Cloar” and “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” and will preview the exhibition “Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art,” which opens to the public June 14.
There will be gallery talks, tarot card readings by Athenian Kim Brown, light refreshments and a printmaking art project. DJ Bill Nelson will spin thematically related tunes. The reception is open to the public. Admission is $5, free for members.
At 6 p.m., Patricia Cloar Milsted, widow of Carroll Cloar, will speak alongside Carissa DiCindio, curator of education at the museum, for a gallery talk.
“Everyone is excited about the return of Carroll Cloar to the galleries and the opening of the Newcomb Pottery exhibition,” said Sarah George, director of membership at the Georgia Museum of Art. “We are so happy to have Patty Cloar Milsted with us for 90 Carlton. What a fantastic opportunity for our visitors and members to learn more about Carroll’s work. I hope everyone comes out to enjoy the full moon and celebrate the fantastic summer lineup at the museum.”
“Picturing America,” which opens June 14, runs through Aug. 24 and features 57 works from the permanent collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greenburg, Pennsylvania. The works show the evolution of the U.S. over a span of 200 years, from colonial times to the mid-20th century. The exhibition includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and narrative painting and, in many ways, serves as a survey of American art from Charles Willson Peale to Mary Cassatt to Robert Henri to Harriet Frishmuth.
“The Lithographs of Carroll Cloar” features 31 black-and-white lithographs dating from the 1930s and 1940s. Cloar as an artist originally from Earle, Arkansas who spent most of his career in Memphis, Tennessee. His art focuses on stories about people and places from his childhood, biblical narratives and popular culture. Lithographic tools and a video about the process of creating a lithograph are also on display, and visitors are encouraged to generate their own suggestions for an exhibition title using an iPad.
Organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Service, “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise” is the largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in more than 25 years. The works included in the exhibition are from various time periods, all of which explore the role that enterprise has played in promoting art for the betterment of women.
Host committee members for the event include Lucy Gillis, Betsy Dorminey, Cyndy Harbold and Mike Landers.
For information on becoming a member, call 706-542-0830 or see www.georgiamuseum.org/join#mce_temp_url#.
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to 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 St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.