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Georgia Museum of Art wins awards at Southeastern Museums Conference

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia won two awards in publications design and two for exhibitions at this year’s Southeastern Museums Conference annual meeting, held Oct. 8-10 in Jackson, Mississippi. 

The museum’s quarterly newsletter Facet, designed by Athens firm The Adsmith, took home the gold in the newsletters and calendar of events category. Clinton Hill, an exhibition catalogue that surveyed the artist’s career as a printmaker, painter and pulp-paper pioneer, received gold in the book and catalogues category. William U. Eiland, the museum’s director, wrote the book and served as curator for its accompanying installation. Almanac, a firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, was responsible for the book’s design. 

The museum received awards for two exhibitions. Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and ­Ceramics at the University of Georgia, which included works by dozens of UGA faculty members, received a gold award. The museum also received a bronze award for Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design, an exhibition that presented more than 50 objects, representing some of Ponti’s most outstanding furniture and decorative objects.

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