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GMOA wins two national book awards

The Georgia Museum of Art has received two national awards, one from Foreword Reviews and one from the American Alliance of Museums.

The museum’s exhibition catalog for Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1792) earned an honorable mention in the category of art (adult nonfiction) at Foreword Reviews’ 2013 IndieFab Book Awards.

The scholarly catalog, published in 2013, features art and books commissioned by Catherine the Great as gifts. The catalog also gives examples of historic precedents for the empress’ choices and objects representing major events in the history of Russian art in the 17th and 18th centuries. The publication examines the role of patronage in 18th-century Russia and the influence of both Byzantine culture and neoclassicism.

Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art earned an honorable mention in the exhibition catalogue category of AAM’s 2014 Publications Design Competition. It accompanied the first major exhibition dedicated to the art and activities of the artistic group Cercle and Carré (Circle and Square) and focuses primarily on the works displayed in the group’s 1930 exhibition.