The Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries honored the Georgia Museum of Art with an award for best special project at the group’s recent annual conference. The award was given for GMOA’s publications One Hundred American Paintings and Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art, which were published when the museum reopened last January.
One Hundred American Paintings by Paul Manoguerra, chief curator and curator of American art, presents a survey of American paintings in the museum’s collection. The focus reflects the museum’s origins of a donation by founder Alfred Heber Holbrook of 100 American paintings, and many of those paintings are featured in the book.
Tracing Vision: Modern Drawings from the Georgia Museum of Art was edited by Carol Nathanson of Wright State University with essays from a number of authors. The book focuses primarily on 20th-century drawings in the collection, and reproductions of each work provide an intimate viewing experience.
“We are very pleased to present this award to a very deserving recipient,” said Brent Tharp, GAMG president. “Our members represent a good cross-section of the museums and galleries in Georgia’s communities, large and small. We are happy to honor institutions, staff members, volunteers, patrons, exhibits and special projects that have excelled in providing inspiring programs and leadership.”