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Georgia Museum of Art to host autumn open house

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The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host 90 Carlton: Autumn

Athens, Ga. – The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host 90 Carlton: Autumn, the museum’s quarterly reception, on Oct. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to feature the fall exhibitions.

The event will feature catering by Epting Events, door prizes and gallery activities, including “Ask the Experts” from 7-8 p.m., where guests can ask curators and gallery guides informal questions about the featured exhibitions. The event is $5, free for members of the Friends.

The event will spotlight the exhibitions “An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab,” “XL,” “The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six,” “Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene,” “The Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk” and “Tristan Perich: Mind the Machine.”

“An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab” features interpretations in graphite and pastel of the damaged sculptural reliefs of the Acropolis in Greece.

“XL” focuses on large contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture belonging to or on long-term loan to the museum’s collection.

“Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene” shows portraits of boxers and musicians painted by Tomata du Plenty, a.k.a. David Xavier Harrigan, in the mid-1990s, as well as prints and zines by other artists of the West Coast punk scene including Gary Panter, Mark Vallen, Winston Smith and Raymond Pettibon.

“The . . . of E6, part of Athens Celebrates Elephant Six” features the visual arts of the Elephant Six Recording Company as part of the citywide series of art exhibitions and events Athens Celebrates Elephant Six. Formed in the early 1990s by Robert Schneider, Will Hart, Bill Doss and Jeff Mangum, the recording company greatly influenced the artistic scene and characterized the Athens aesthetic.

“The Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk” is the first exhibition since the Alabama artist’s death to address her work. The exhibition features Kirk’s etchings, which takes for its subject the mostly rural surroundings of her home.

“Tristan Perich: Mind the Machine” is a film by Russell Oliver that documents the creation of Perich’s “Machine Wall Drawings” at the museum over a six-month period. It will be screening in the Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery.

For more information about becoming a member, call 706-542-4662 or see georgiamuseum.org/join.

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 the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency-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 the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton St., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.