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Georgia Museum of Art’s new acquisitions on display

GMOA Edward Lamson Henry Lucy Cobb Institute painting-h
Edward Lamson Henry's 1887 oil painting of the Lucy Cobb Institute will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art until Oct. 2.

The Georgia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of recent acquisitions until Oct. 6. The exhibition brings together highlights from the museum’s permanent collection that have been acquired over the past four years through donations.

Recent Acquisitions examines a range of work, dating from the 17th to the 21st century. The 28 works in the gallery, each on view for the first time, reflect the museum’s commitment to diversity.

Although mostly consisting of works on paper, the exhibition also incorporates other artistic mediums from canvas to 3-D wood sculpture and decorative arts.

Highlights include John I (1990), a direct gravure on paper by American contemporary artist Chuck Close; Ossie (ca. 1990), a sculpture by folk artist O.L. Samuels; and a recently acquired neoclassical armchair from the late 18th century. Also on view is an oil on board by Pierre Daura, the newest addition to the museum’s Pierre Daura Center.

Recent Acquisitions was organized by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art. The exhibition is free and open to the public.