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Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

  • January 30, 2020 - February 1, 2020
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • 90 Carlton Street 
  • Performing and Visual Arts Complex 
  • University of Georgia 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 542-4662
  • Price: Free

The 10th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, “Georgia Matters: Celebrating Two Decades of Scholarship,” will be held January 30 – February 1, 2020, at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.

Keynote by Daniel Ackermann, sponsored by Georgia Humanities, will be Thursday, followed by a reception at the museum. Symposium (Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1) will include presentations on Georgia portraiture, early Washington County potters, colonial Georgia silver, Masonic symbolism in Georgia, porcelain decoration, historic preservation on the UGA campus and more. Lead sponsor: Forward Arts Foundation. 

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Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
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Founded in 1945, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia houses a permanent collection of more than 10,000 works of art as well as 20 to 25 temporary exhibitions a year. The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden hosts rotating exhibitions of work by women sculptors. Strengths include American painting, works on paper, southern decorative arts and self-taught art, as well as works by African American artists and a Samuel H. Kress Study Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art. The official state museum of art, it offers free inspiration for everyone.

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As part of the stunning complex, a 200-seat auditorium is available for performances, lectures, and meetings. A large reception hall can be rented for receptions and other group gatherings, as can the sculpture garden and a meeting room with a/v and a capacity of 75. The museum does not have an exclusive caterer, allowing you to customize your event. Rental Information at http://www.georgiamuseum.org/visit/rent

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Tours
\r\nTour groups are welcome, and free educational group tours on a variety of topics are available by request. Each docent tour is tailored to your group's particular needs and interests.

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