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Georgia Museum of Art education director selected for national award

Athens, Ga. – Carissa DiCindio, Georgia Museum of Art curator of education, was recently selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the Southeastern Museum Education Art Educator Award, which recognizes the exemplary contributions, services and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member annually at the regional level.

“Carissa DiCindio is passionate about her work, visual arts education, and she is very, very good at it,” said GMOA director William U. Eiland. “She is so deserving of this award, and we at her home museum are pleased that the rest of our community knows of her outstanding service to the field.”

DiCindio began as an assistant in the GMOA education department in 2003. She was named the Georgia Art Education Association Museum Educator of the Year in 2009, and was promoted to curator of education in Jan.

In presenting the award, NAEA president R. Barry Shauck said, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. This recipient exemplifies the highly qualified individuals active in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars and advocates who give their best to the profession.”

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle school and high school art teachers, as well as university and college professors. Affiliates include education directors of fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils and artists throughout the United States and many other countries.

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Museum Information

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, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see or call 706/542-4662.