Athens, Ga. – The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host the 28th Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture “To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America,” presented by Alexander Nemerov on March 8 at 6 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.
Nemerov is chair of the history of art department at Yale University and curator of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art exhibition “To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America,” which will be on view at GMOA from Feb. 18 – April 16. He teaches and writes about American visual culture from the 18th to the mid-20th century, focusing on painting, sculpture, photography and film, and has authored several publications on these subjects. Nemerov will share his insights about Ault’s paintings, which have been labeled “rich in meaning and emotion.”
A reception and book signing for the exhibition catalogue, which Nemerov wrote, will follow the lecture.
The Alfred Heber Holbrook Memorial Lecture is an annual event sponsored by the Friends of GMOA. Holbrook was the founder and first director of GMOA and continued to serve as director past his 90th birthday. He started GMOA’s collection through a gift of 100 paintings in honor of his first wife, Eva Underhill Holbrook.
The event is free and open to the public.
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 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 http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).