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Georgia Museum of Art to hold decorative arts symposium Feb. 4-6

The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA will hold its eighth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts Feb. 4-6.

Held every other year, the symposium is the second largest event of its kind on the East Coast. Scholars from across the state, region and nation attend to deliver original research papers, which the museum then publishes in book form, over the course of three days. This year’s theme is “Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular.”

Robert M. Hicklin Jr., proprietor of Charleston Renaissance Gallery, will deliver the keynote address, “The Story of Southern, in Pictures,” Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Hicklin’s talk is free and open to the public, thanks to the sponsorship of the Georgia Humanities Council. Symposium lectures will take place in Mahler Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.

The full symposium package, including all breaks, lunches and evening events, is $285. Attendance at lectures only is $85. UGA students may attend for free but must register. The Georgia Center will handle all registrations.

For more information about the symposium, including a full schedule of lectures and events, contact the Georgia Museum of Art at 706-542-4662 or visit Visit to register.