Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reopening Reviewed

Art Expands, GMOA's weeklong reopening celebration, was a great success! The Georgia Museum of Art wishes to thank those who made Art Expands possible: the UGA Office of the Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Grant Design Collaborative, the Adsmith, Hotel Indigo Athens, the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art and all staff members and volunteers.

Updates and Photos from Art Expands

Friday, January 28
Donor Ribbon-Cuttings
Donors who supported GMOA's Phase II expansion inaugurated the named spaces within the museum.

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Saturday, January 29
Elegant Salute XII: Metamorphosis and Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Our family of supporters dined and danced the night away at a sold-out gala event to celebrate the museum’s transformation. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony with UGA president Michael Adams and GMOA director William Underwood Eiland took place during the event.

Photos by Zoomworks. Click here for more photos from this event.

Sunday, January 30
Friends Preview
Friends of GMOA enjoyed exclusive access at this private reception, during which docents and curators gave tours of the galleries.

Monday, January 31
UGA Faculty Lunch and Learn
This special session taught UGA faculty members how to use the museum’s collection as an educational tool in classes.

Physical Plant Staff Appreciation Reception
This reception honored the dedicated individuals who work hard to keep the university running and beautiful.

Tuesday, February 1
Gallery Talk with Anthony Goicolea
Photographer and UGA graduate Anthony Goicolea discussed “snowscape,” his new installation for GMOA.

Wednesday, February 2
Special Reopening Lecture with Beverly Pepper
This lecture by world-renowned sculptor Beverly Pepper in honor of GMOA’s
reopening officially recognized her sculpture “Ascencion” as a new addition to the permanent collection. The sculpture is installed in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex quad.

Thursday, February 3
Reopening Remixed: Student Night at GMOA
More than 2,000 UGA students attended GMOA’s college night, hosted by the GMOA Student Association. The event included music by Sleeping Friends, Reptar and Venice is Sinking; DIY craft projects; a photo booth and tours of the galleries by curators and student docents.

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Friday, February 4
Young at Art Presented Modern Skirts
The Young At Art committee of the Friends of GMOA presented Modern Skirts live in concert. Attendees enjoyed this intimate acoustic concert that set the bar high for future Young at Art events.

Saturday, February 5
Family Day:
Reopening Celebration

This super-sized Family Day extravaganza included gallery tours and activities, art projects and an interactive program from Picasso People. More than 600 visitors attended this Family Day, a record in the museum's history.

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