Athens, Ga. – In association with the Georgia Museum of Art’s exhibition “University of Georgia Turns 225,” Nash Boney, professor emeritus of history, will give a lecture and slide presentation. Titled “Two and a Quarter Centuries and Counting: A Visual Run Through the History of the University of Georgia,” the presentation will be on Wednesday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. It is free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be on view March 19 to April 30. It includes works of art by Lamar Dodd, George Cooke, Charles Frederick Naegele and Howard Thomas as well as works by current art students and art professors. The exhibition also will include objects that reflect the history and the current state of the university and its campus life.
Boney was born in Richmond, Va., and earned his undergraduate degree in science at Hampden-Sydney College. After graduation, he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps. It was there that he discovered his passion for history. On returning to the U.S., he used the G.I. Bill to earn his Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia.
Boney began his association with the University of Georgia in 1968 and became a full professor in 1972. He retired in 1994 but continues to share his extensive knowledge in lectures like this one.
He has written many books, including The University of Georgia Trivia Book and A Pictorial History of the University of Georgia, which was first released in 1985 for the university’s bicentennial. He also was commissioned by President Jimmy Carter to write A History of Georgia.
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, Georgia 30602. The museum’s galleries and shop are now closed for construction of the museum’s expansion. Events and programming are continuing while the museum is under construction as part of “GMOA on the Move,” a series of off-site events and exhibitions. For more information and event times and locations or to shop GMOA online, see www.uga.edu/gamuseum or call 706/542-4662.