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‘Recent: Acquisitions’ to open July 16

The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA 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. 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, the 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” and a double-headed rooster stoneware piece by Edwin “Nub” Meaders.

Exhibition visitors are invited to choose the subject of a special tour Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. that will focus on a single object. They can 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.