The Georgia Museum of Art received two awards Jan. 25 for its exceptional work at the 2019 annual conference of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.
The awards presented by GAMG included museum professional of the year to Dale Couch, the museum’s curator of decorative arts, and patrons of the year to Larry and Brenda Thompson for their generous donation of African American art and creation of an endowed curatorial position. The awards ceremony took place at the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta.
Couch’s work in the decorative arts program has established the program on firm footing and strengthened its position at the museum, according to William U. Eiland, director of the museum.
Larry and Brenda Thompson have been instrumental in pushing the museum to represent a more inclusive art history.
GAMG is a private, nonprofit museum and gallery association dedicated to serving and maintaining a diverse membership of museums across the state. It establishes a responsive network, serves as a resource base and promotes professionalism to uplift the Georgia museum community.