Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

Georgia Museum of Art to show recent acquisitions

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Nils Folke Anderson's neon light sculpture is part of an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present an exhibition of recent additions to its collection from July 16 to Oct. 9.

“Recent: Acquisitions” will include more than two dozen works of art in a variety of media: works on paper, decorative arts, works on canvas and a neon light sculpture by Nils Folke Anderson. All four of the museum’s curators of fine art (Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art; Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts; Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art; and Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art) selected them from works that have entered the collection since 2013, the last time the museum presented this kind of exhibition.

Highlights include six mixed-media pieces on gessoed paper by African-American artist Freddie Styles, Jean Dufy’s painting “Moulin Rouge,” a color photograph by Alabama artist Jerry Siegel and a double-headed rooster stoneware piece by Edwin “Nub” Meaders.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to choose the subject of a tour on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. that will focus on a single object. They can either vote in the gallery or in a Facebook album on the museum’s page by “liking” a specific work. The curator who selected the work that wins the most votes will lead the tour.

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibition 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 University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA’s East Campus. The address is 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA, 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see or call 706-542-4662.