Arts Society & Culture

UGA students at Georgia Museum of Art create program to help generations share stories

Carroll Cloar Charlie Mae painting-h
Carroll Cloar’s painting “Charlie Mae Looking for Little Eddie

Athens, Ga. – Student docents at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia have created a family event for grandparents and grandchildren, to be held at the museum Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Creating Memories and Sharing Stories: The Art of Carroll Cloar,” encourages grandparents and grandchildren to make memories together as they take a tour of the exhibition “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South.” Time in the galleries will be followed by an activity that asks visitors to create their own work of art featuring a symbol of their family and using Cloar’s techniques.

The student docents will lead the activities as part of the art education special topics and service-learning course “Engaging Art Museum Audiences as Student Docents,” taught by Carissa DiCindio, museum curator of education.

This event is free and open to the public and supported by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens Community Council on Aging and the UGA Office of Service-Learning. Free parking is available at the Georgia Museum of Art’s lot on Carlton Street and surrounding surface lots.

Museum Information
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 Art 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://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.