Georgia Museum of Art

Conversations on Muses

This fall, the Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series will highlight the exhibition “Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” through a gallery tour and discussion led by curator Dr. Shawnya Harris in collaboration with the UGA Institute for Women's Studies and Institute for African American studies.

Museum Mix

The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a live deejay, free refreshments and galleries open until 11 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Reindeer Games and WesdaRuler. Free admission. #museummix

The exhibitions on view are:

“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” (on view through October 14–January 7). This exhibition, organized by Aperture Foundation, New York, includes works by acclaimed contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas as well as works by artists who inspired her.

Films in Key West: “Matinee”

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.

Conversations in Film: “Reap the Wild Wind”

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.

A Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor and eventually leads to tragedy. (123 min.)

Films are sponsored by the UGA Parents Leadership Council.

Modern Living: Giò Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design

In the history of 20th-century design, Giò Ponti (1891–1979) is widely recognized as the father of modern Italian design. Over the span of a remarkably prolific career of nearly 60 years, Ponti created important works of architecture (including the first skyscraper in Italy), furniture, decorative art and industrial products, using both traditional and modern materials and techniques. He participated in Italian and other international design exhibitions and served as the editor of and frequent contributor to the magazines Domus and Stile.

Family Day: Flowers and Birds

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.

Exhibition: The Past Is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto

"The Past Is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto" shows prints by the contemporary Georgia-based artist. Casaletto’s work addresses issues of history and how it is interpreted as well as questions related to identity and race. A relative newcomer to the South, she approaches its complex history from the perspective of an outsider without marginalizing its culture.

The title of the exhibition comes from William Faulkner’s famous statement “The past is never dead. It's not even past.” Casaletto similarly focuses on the importance and influence of history in shaping present mindsets.

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