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Georgia Museum of Art collects awards from Southeastern Museums Conference

The Georgia Museum of Art won four awards at the Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting, held Nov. 7-9 in Williamsburg, Va.

The museum received two gold awards for publications (one for its newly redesigned visitor guide and one for Facet, its quarterly newsletter, which also won first place in the American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition), the Best in Show Award, also for Facet, and a certificate of excellence for the exhibition Georgia Bellflowers: The Furniture of Henry Eugene Thomas.

Both Facet and the visitor guide were designed by The Adsmith, an Athens firm that has helped craft much of the museum’s new look.

Georgia Bellflowers focused on the cabinetry of the late Gene Thomas, an antiques dealer and furniture maker in Athens. Ashley Callahan, an independent curator, organized the exhibition and wrote its accompanying book, which documents Thomas’ career and provides context for his work in the Colonial Revival.

The exhibition was supported in part by a Craft Research Project Grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.