Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

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June 4, 2017
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 7, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 10, 2017
10:00 am

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Family Day: Flowers and Birds

Visual Arts

Explore paintings featuring beautiful landscapes, flowers and birds in the exhibition “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade,” then create a nature-inspired work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Family Day programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 14, 2017
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: George Segal

Tours, Visual Arts

Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for slow looking and dialogue with George Segal’s “Young Woman in Doorway” (1983).

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 15, 2017
6:00 pm

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Third Thursday

Visual Arts

Seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art hold “Third Thursday,” an event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month. The Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, the Classic Center and ATHICA will be open from 6-9 p.m. to showcase their visual-arts programming. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 15, 2017
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 21, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 22, 2017
7:00 pm

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Conversations in Film: “Reap the Wild Wind”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 28, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design”

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a special tour of “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
June 29, 2017
7:00 pm

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Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West: “Key Largo”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 5, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 6, 2017
7:00 pm

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Films in Key West: “Matinee”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening. In "Matinee," a small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Directed by Joe Dante and starring John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty. (1993, PG. 99 min.) Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 9, 2017
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 12, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 19, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade”

Tours, Visual Arts

Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, will lead a special tour of “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 20, 2017
5:30 pm

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Teen Studio: Modern Stenciling

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to this studio-based workshop led by local artist and educator Kristen Bach. The group will learn about modern design and draw inspiration from a special tour of the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Then they’ll experiment with stenciling and printmaking techniques to create their own modernist masterpiece. Includes a pizza dinner. This program is free, but space is limited. Please email callan@uga.edu or call 706-542-8863 to reserve a spot.

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July 20, 2017
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 20, 2017
8:00 pm

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Museum Mix

Visual Arts

The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a live DJ, free refreshments and galleries open until 11 p.m. Free admission. #museummix

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 21, 2017
2:00 pm

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Gallery Conversation: Kristin Casaletto and Sarah Kate Gillespie

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join artist Kristin Casaletto and curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie for a special conversation about Casaletto’s work in the exhibition “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 22, 2017
10:00 am

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Family Day: Giò Ponti and Italian Design

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

First, check out examples of sleek, chic Italian mid-century design in the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Then, put your own design skills to the test with a modernist-inspired art activity.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 26, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 28, 2017
2:00 pm

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Gallery Talk: Perri Lee Roberts

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join Perri Lee Roberts, professor of art history at the University of Miami and curator of the exhibition, for a special gallery talk about “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
July 28, 2017
5:30 pm

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90 Carlton: Summer

Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present a reception featuring the summer exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities, door prizes and “Ask the Experts” from 7-8 p.m. Event partners include Athens Printing Company, Barron’s Rental Center and Epting Events. Become a member of the museum at the event for complimentary admission. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4199. Register at http://bit.ly/90c-summer17.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 2, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

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August 8, 2017
10:00 am

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Toddler Tuesday: Martin Johnson Heade

Visual Arts

This special tour, story time in the galleries and art activity is just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years and will focus on the art of Martin Johnson Heade. Space is limited; please email sagekincaid@uga.edu or call 706-542-0448 after July 1 to reserve a spot.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 9, 2017
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: Paul Cadmus

Tours, Visual Arts

Join Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, for a slow, contemplative conversation focusing on Paul Cadmus’ painting “Playground.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 13, 2017
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 16, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 17, 2017
5:30 pm

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Annual Meeting and Reception of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art will include highlights from the group’s activities and the presentation of the M. Smith Griffith Volunteer of the Year Award. Reception to follow. RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or 706-542-4199.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 18, 2017
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talk: Janice Simon

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia, for a special tour of “The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade.”

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 19, 2017
10:00 am

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Family Day: The Science of Art

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Celebrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and explore the relationship between science and art in this special back-to-school family program. Try out hands-on gallery stations in the permanent collection wing, fun activities in a special makerspace, artmaking projects and more. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 23, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

Tours, Visual Arts

Hillary Brown, director of communications, will lead a tour.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 24, 2017
5:30 pm

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Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art Board Meeting

Meetings, Visual Arts

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art is an association of individuals, companies, and corporations who share interest in the visual arts and a desire to contribute to the growth of the Georgia Museum of Art and the University of Georgia. The board of directors will hold the first meeting of the academic year, and all members of the museum are welcome to attend. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to gmoarsvp@uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4199.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 24, 2017
7:00 pm

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Italians and Design Film Series: “Amare Gio Ponti”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening. "Amare Gio Ponti" presents a picture of the man, the architect, aspiring painter and Italian designer who, over 50 years, tried it all with untiring energy — from the design of a door handle to the formulation of a town plan. (2015, NR. 34 min.) Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 30, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
August 31, 2017
7:00 pm

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Italians and Design Film Series: “La Strada”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening. Federico Fellini drew on his own circus background for the 1954 classic “La Strada.” Set in a seedy travelling carnival, this symbolism-laden drama was the winner of the first official Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. Starring Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn. (1954, NR. 108 min.) Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 6, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Giò Ponti

Tours, Visual Arts

Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a gallery talk in the exhibition.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 7, 2017
6:30 pm

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Studio Workshop: Drawing

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 7, 2017
7:00 pm

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Italians and Design Film Series: “Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening. “If you can’t find it, design it” is the motto of Italian designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli, whose renowned work — covered in this documentary — ranges ”from the spoon to the city.” (2013, NR. 86 min.) Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 10, 2017
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour: “Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan”

Tours, Visual Arts

Join Georgia Museum of Art docents for a special tour of the exhibition.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 12, 2017
10:00 am

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Toddler Tuesday: Giò Ponti

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

This special tour, story time in the galleries and art activity is just for little ones. This free, 40-minute program is designed for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years, and will focus on the design of Gió Ponti. Space is limited; please email sagekincaid@uga.edu or call 706-542-0448 after Aug. 1 to reserve a spot.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 13, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 14, 2017
6:30 pm

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Studio Workshop: Drawing

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 14, 2017
6:30 pm

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Student Night

Visual Arts

Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of music, food, fun and themed activities to celebrate the current exhibitions. Student Night is sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 14, 2017
7:00 pm

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Italians and Design Film Series: “La Dolce Vita”

Films, Visual Arts

In conjunction with the exhibition “Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design.” Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speaker and short conversations about the film following the screening. One of Federico Fellini’s most celebrated films, “La Dolce Vita” presents a series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. 1960, NR. 180 min. Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 20, 2017
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: John Linton Chapman

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth group conversation focusing on John Linton Chapman’s painting “Via Appia."

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 21, 2017
6:00 pm

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The Collectors host Spalding Nix’s Culture Club in Athens

Visual Arts

In 2003, Spalding Nix founded Spalding Nix Fine Art upon returning to his native Atlanta after working at Sotheby’s in New York. Mr. Nix established Culture Club to give Atlantans the opportunity to experience presentations by world-class experts on all things cultural. Spalding will join us for a special edition of Culture Club in Athens and will speak about the art of collecting and appraising private collections. The Collectors focus on connoisseurship and raise funds for museum acquisitions. If you are interested in becoming a member of the museum or joining the Collectors, visit georgiamuseum.org/join or call 706.542.4662.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 21, 2017
6:30 pm

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Studio Workshop: Drawing

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 21, 2017
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the permanent collection. Tours meet in the lobby.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 27, 2017
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection”

Tours, Visual Arts

Join docents for a tour of the exhibition.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 28, 2017
6:30 pm

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Studio Workshop: Drawing

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Join Athens-based artist and educator Brian Hitselberger for a four-part series of drawing courses that serves as an introduction to techniques and materials. Both enthusiastic beginners and more seasoned practitioners are welcome. Topics to be covered include contour, value, simplification and detail, drawing on-the-fly and more focused, detailed methods of mark-making. All sessions will use the museum's collection as source material, including its archives and many works not regularly on display. Participants will be introduced to brush and ink washes, ink pen, colored pencil and hard and soft graphite. The cost of the course is a $15 materials fee, which will cover all necessary supplies for the four sessions (Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28). Space is limited; call 706-542-8863 or email callan@uga.edu to register.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions
September 30, 2017
10:00 am

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Family Day: Ceseri Drawings

Classes and Workshops, Visual Arts

Check out 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the Ceseri Collection, then try out different drawings, materials and techniques to create a work of art in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Family programs are sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA Get directions