Thursday, December 15, 2011

5th grade Thank You notes

The Thank You notes from Whit Davis Elementary 5th graders for their GMOA field trip are great again. This year, we got two drawings from memory of our Georgia O'Keeffe painting "Red Barn, Lake George, New York" as Thank You illustrations.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Backpack Tours

GMOA added free Backpack Tours for children this fall, and the initiative is starting to take off. First, the Red & Black wrote an article about it. The AP picked up the press release. Georgia Magazine featured it. And now we have kids coming to take them, as documented in the photos above. Warning: they are extremely cute.

To learn more about the backpack tours, click here.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Kress Project entries

We just hit 73 entries with the most recent, from Meredith Lachin, of Winterville, a wonderful oil portrait that responds to "Portrait of Giulio Romano." Click here to view all the Kress Project entries. If you know creative folks, please encourage them to enter. Questions? Email kressprojectgmoa at and someone will respond to you quickly!

Monday, December 05, 2011

"Georgia Bellflowers" advances in

The video above shows us flipping through an advance copy of the book for our upcoming exhibition "Georgia Bellflowers: The Furniture of Henry Eugene Thomas." The rest of the books should be in stock in early January, in time for the exhibition, but we will be offering special pre-orders in the Museum Shop (in-person only, not online) until then. The book is only $16 and makes a great holiday gift for anyone interested in decorative arts, local history, woodworking or great stories.

Carl Mullis honored at Emory as distinguished alum

We've been a little light with the blogging lately (busy busy!), but we would be remiss not to call your attention to this small photo set on our Flickr page that documents Emory University's honoring of Carl Mullis, the chair of GMOA's Board of Advisors, as a distinguished alumnus of that institution. You can find more details here. We already know what an asset Carl is, but it was nice to see him recognized in a larger forum.