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Southern Summer

The Georgia Museum of Art is hosting Southern Summer, a series of events honoring Southern tradition, culture and heritage, in conjunction with the exhibition Imprinting the South: Works on Paper from the Collection of Lynn Barstis Williams and Stephen J. Goldfarb, July 21 to Sept. 16.

Lynn Williams, a former library staff member at Auburn University, began collecting Southern-themed works of art to support her research. Her book, Imprinting the South: Southern Printmakers and Their Images of the Region, the 1920s-1940s, includes many of the prints on display at the museum.

As part of the Southern Summer series, Figgie’s@Five will feature Summer Hymns, a local band performing contemporary, Southern-influenced music, on July 25 at 5 p.m.

“Southern Chefs” will feature Charles Ramsey, Linton Hopkins, Lee Epting and Irene Smith. Athens historian Milton Leathers will moderate this discussion which will focus on the tradition and culture behind Southern cooking on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.

Hubert McAlexander, a professor of English at UGA, Mary Ward Brown, an author from Alabama, Randy Hendricks, a professor of English at West Georgia University, and William U. Eiland, the director of the Georgia Museum of Art, will participate in a roundtable discussion on Southern literature on Aug. 19 at 3 p.m.

James C. Cobb, the Spalding Distinguished Professor of History at UGA, and Goldfarb and Williams will take part in a forum examining the social context of art in the South in the 1920s through the 1940s on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m.