Monday, September 12, 2011

UGA Student Day this Thursday

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a Student Day this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Throughout the day, UGA students are invited to learn about the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art and participate in many events starting at 1 p.m. Bring your UGA student ID and receive a free gourmet popsicle from Hip Pops.

GMOA Student Day Itinerary

1 p.m. – Behind-the-scenes Tour

Visit the areas of the Georgia Museum of Art you never get to see. Attendees should meet in the museum lobby.

2 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Meet some of GMOA’s staff and find out more about working in an art museum. The panel discussion will take place in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.

3 p.m. – Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Meet in the museum lobby.

3:30 p.m. – Student-docent-led Tour

Learn about works in the collection from fellow UGA students. Meet in the museum lobby.

4 p.m. – Gallery Talk

Join GMOA director of communications Hillary Brown and chief preparator Todd Rivers as they discuss two new exhibitions, “Hot Metal and Cool Paper: The Black Art of Making Books” and “American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print.” Meet in the museum lobby.

4:30 p.m. – Student-docent-led Tour

Meet in the museum lobby.

5:30 p.m. – Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival: Immigration and Transnational Experiences

Join us for the first film in this year’s annual Latin American Film Festival and meet the directors. Precious Knowledge (2010) In this documentary directed by Ari Palos and Eren McGinnis, disenfranchised high school seniors become academic warriors and community leaders in Tucson, Arizona’s embattled ethnic studies classes while state lawmakers attempt to eliminate the program. Special guests Palos and McGinnis will speak about the film at 5:30 p.m. with the screening at 6:30 p.m. (75 minutes, NR).

This film festival is supported in part by the President’s Venture fund through generous gifts by the University of Georgia’s Partners, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the department of Romance languages, the College of Education, the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA Parents and Families Association, and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

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