Georgia Museum of Art in National Spotlight
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received two national awards for publications, one from Foreword Reviews and one from the American Alliance of Museums. The museum's exhibition catalog for "Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great " earned an honorable mention in the category of Art at Foreword Reviews' 2013 IndieFab Book Awards.
The publication examines the role of patronage in 18th-century Russia and the influence of both Byzantine culture and neoclassicism.
Asen Kirin, associate professor and associate director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, served as the book's primary author and the exhibition's curator.
Judges considered over 1,500 entries in 60 categories.
Also, Circle and Square and the International Spirit of Abstract Art" earned an honorable mention in the Exhibition Catalogue category of AAM's 2014 Publications Design Competition.
Winners of the competition will be featured in a special section of the November/December issue of AAM's bimonthly magazine, Musem.