Georgia museum takes top award

Curator of American art Paul Manoguerra at GMOA gives a tour of the exhibition, "Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection."

     (PNAN-GA) Besides an Award of Excellence for “Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection” exhibition, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia took eight other awards at the Southeastern Museums Conference  in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that comprised also publications as well as those related to the exhibition. Darcie MacMahon of the Florida Museum of Natural History wrote, “…the judges were enamored by the work, particularly the ‘Lord Love You’ campaign.”

     Since March 2009, the museum has been closed, undergoing a $20 million expansion with renovations, but its offsite programming offsite has been a continued part of its “GMOA on the Move” initiative, like the exhibition ‘Lord Love You’ that was on display at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Georgia. The show featured 83 paintings, drawings, sculptures and whirligigs created by Georgia self-taught artist Reuben Aaron (R.A.) Miller.

     Slated to reopen on January 28, 2011, for more information, see www.uga.edu/gamuseum or call 706.542.GMOA (4662).

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     The Southeastern Museums Conference is an organization that serves to foster professionalism, mutual support and communication, while striving to increase educational and professional development opportunities and improve the interchange of ideas, information and cooperation. They focus on the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.




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