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Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 — Sunday, May 17, 2020

The annual exit show for the graduating master of fine arts students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art is entirely online this year. Graduating candidates are able to exhibit their work in various areas of study including painting and drawing, fabric design, photo and video, printmaking, sculpture/fibers, jewelry/metals and ceramics. Candidates include:

Nick Abrami
Yana Bondar
AC Carter
Cristina Echezarreta
Christina Foard
Laurel Fulton
Mary Gordon
Alec Kaus
Leah Mazza
Robby Toles
Kim Truesdale
Rachel Watson

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Altered Landscapes: Photography in the Anthropocene
Through Sep 27, 2020
Marilyn Overstreet Nalley North Galler

In the photographs gathered here — all drawn from the permanent collection — humanity’s impact on the natural landscape is undeniable, even if human figures are not immediately visible. Beauty and pathos go hand in hand. This installation also suggests how photographs can be controlled or altered, showing the world as their makers want us to see it.

View an online version of the exhibition here. https://georgiamuseum.org/virtual-gallery/altered-landscapes-photography-in-the-anthropocene/

Curator
Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, curator of American art

Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley
Through Jun 21, 2020
Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II

During the 1930s and 1940s, Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900 – 1971) was one of America’s leading lithographers. She produced more than 100 lithographs and a small number of intaglio prints from 1930 until her death. Major museums across the country purchased her work, as did many collectors. Her work can be divided into three periods, based on her earlier life in the North, her residence in Florida (1946 – 53) and her return North. This exhibition represents all three. It also shows her different areas of interest: landscape, human figures and close-up views of the natural world. Nature, especially the Everglades, was a common theme during her time in Florida, where she created many lithographs of bird life. The exhibition includes approximately 30 lithographs and two paintings. It is accompanied by an issue of the museum’s Bulletin, with essays on Huntley’s life and work by the two curators, which you can purchase in the Museum Shop or download here.

Curator
Stephen J. Goldfarb, independent scholar, and Lynn Barstis Williams Katz, librarian emerita for art and special collections at Auburn University

Sponsors
The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art
Galleries

Sarah Cameron Sunde: 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea
Apr 04, 2020 — Sep 06, 2020
Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery
Delayed Until Fall!

“36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea” is a series of nine site-specific participatory performances and video works by the interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron Sunde, spanning six continents and seven years (2013 – 2020). At each site, Sunde stands in ocean water for a full tidal cycle (12 to 13 hours) as the water rises up to her chin, then recedes to her feet; the local community participates in all aspects of the work. The entire performance is filmed in real time, turned into a durational video work of the same length and shown as a multi-channel video installation that premieres on location within a week of the performance. This exhibition will feature a cycle of four multi-channel videos, one from each location where Sunde has performed since 2015: the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Brazil and Kenya. 36.5 generates personal, local and global conversations about deep time and sea-level rise. It is a radical call to reconsider our relationship with water as individuals, as communities and as a species. For more information about the project, visit www.36pt5.org.

Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, curator of American art

In Dialogue: Cecilia Beaux’s “Twilight Confidences”
Feb 28, 2020 — Nov 15, 2020

This exhibition marks the first in a series of installations in which the Georgia Museum of Art’s curators will create focused, innovative conversations around a single work of art from the permanent collection. The series brings these familiar works to life by placing them in dialogue with works of art by influential peers, related sketches and studies or even objects from later periods.

The inaugural presentation of “In Dialogue” highlights Cecilia Beaux’s “Twilight Confidences” — an important recent addition to the museum’s collection and the artist’s first major exercise in plein-air painting, which she produced during a summer in the French seaside village of Concarneau. In the exhibition, “Twilight Confidences” appears alongside three studies for the picture in various media and techniques (all on loan from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts), in order to show the rigorous yet experimental process Beaux followed in producing this important picture. Although Beaux would not paint out-of-doors again after leaving France in 1889, the lessons of “Twilight Confidences” — light and color as both constructive and expressive elements in painting, and white as a container of all colors — would inform her figure paintings for decades afterward.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 — Sunday, May 10, 2020

A celebration of beauty, “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry and painting. Tiffany’s technical brilliance in a wide variety of media enabled him to convey his awe of the natural world through a range of objects, from common household items to one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He earned international acclaim for his artistic output, receiving prestigious awards in exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work was enthusiastically collected by art museums and private collectors throughout his career, and continues to be highly sought after today. This exhibition, focusing on Tiffany’s magnificent stained-glass windows, floral vases, lamps and accessories, revels in the artistry and craftsmanship of the Tiffany works from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition. “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” is organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts and Artists, Washington, D.C.

Curator
David A. Hanks, associate curator of American decorative arts at the Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsors

The Harry and Caroline Gilham Charitable Foundation, Mark and Marjorie McConnell, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art
Galleries

Lamar Dodd, Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries

Kevin Cole: Soul Ties
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 — Sunday, Apr 19, 2020
Dorothy Alexander Roush Gallery

“Kevin Cole: Soul Ties” features selected works by Atlanta-based painter and mixed-media artist Kevin Cole. Cole was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and remains active in Atlanta, Georgia, and nationally. Cole was named Georgia State Artist of the Year in 1996 and has completed over 35 public art commissions, including the Coca-Cola Centennial Olympic Mural for the 1996 Olympic games and “Soul Ties That Matter,” a 55-foot-long installation created for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2018. The artist’s work is included in more than 3,600 public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

Cole’s paintings, three-dimensional wooden and metal constructions, are recognizable due to his frequent use of the necktie as a motif, which alludes to both struggle and celebration in the African American experience. Colorful works such as “Spiritual Celebration with Miles, Dizzy and Coltrane” (1992) make reference to the rich history and improvisational nature of jazz and blues music. In addition to the exhibition, “When My Scars are My Testimony” (2018) is on display in the museum’s M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall as an elegant amalgamation of twisted ties formed with thin strips of etched aluminum.

Curator
Shawnya L. Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art

The Monsters Are Due on Broad Street: Patrick Dean
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 — Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

Cartoonist Patrick Dean drew a weekly strip for Athens’ alternative newsweekly, Flagpole magazine, from 1997 to 2006, as well as many covers. Influenced by Jack Davis, George Grosz, Tomi Ungerer and early Mad Magazine, he populates his scenes with a wide variety of characters interacting with one another, capturing a broad range of Athens’ population. Jokes abound, and monsters are humanized as much as people are monsterfied. In 2018, Dean was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. He continues to draw, despite his increasing difficulties doing so. This small retrospective begins with his student work at UGA, from which he graduated in 1998, and ends with his recent comics about illness and mortality.“Kevin Cole: Soul Ties” features selected works by Atlanta-based painter and mixed-media artist Kevin Cole. Cole was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and remains active in Atlanta, Georgia, and nationally. Cole was named Georgia State Artist of the Year in 1996 and has completed over 35 public art commissions, including the Coca-Cola Centennial Olympic Mural for the 1996 Olympic games and “Soul Ties That Matter,” a 55-foot-long installation created for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2018. The artist’s work is included in more than 3,600 public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome
Through August 23, 2020
Nelda Damiano

Rome has long been a key destination for artists. At the beginning of the 17th century, painters from across Europe flocked to the Eternal City to see the revolution caused by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610). Everyone copied his stark contrast of light and dark, powerful realism and dramatic sense of staging. The works presented in this exhibition, all from the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University, celebrate how Caravaggio shaped the Italian Baroque and galvanized numerous followers. One of the main highlights is a Crucifixion by Peter Paul Rubens, who spent more than eight years in Italy.

Curator
Nelda Damiano, Pierre Daura Curator of European ArtShawnya L. Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art

Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard
Wall case gifted by Linda N. and Larry H. Beard, permanent collection galleries

This periodically rotating exhibition of Belleek porcelain comprises masterworks from the comprehensive and noted collection of Linda N. Beard. The roots of Belleek porcelain production lay in the lands of John Caldwell Bloomfield, who in 1849 had a geologic survey of his property in the village of Belleek, County Fermanagh, in what would later become Northern Ireland, that revealed rich deposits of minerals. In large part, Belleek production came into being as a response to economic distress, as opposed to affluence and the rise of empire that had served as the basis for earlier factories. Characterized by a distinctive and sensuous “pearl” glaze, Belleek porcelain has uniform quality often not found in the production of other great European porcelain factories. Ireland, then an impoverished country with no strong tradition of porcelain manufacture, seems an unlikely venue for the rise of a world-class center making such a refined and technically challenging product. Yet, the Belleek firm, Belleek Pottery Works Company Ltd., was a success in all its aims, both economic and artistic.

Curator
Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts

Sponsors
The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art. This exhibition is also supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General

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