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Georgia Museum of Art Wins National Awards

Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art has received three national awards for its publications.  They are two Eric Hoffer Book Awards, a first place prize for the museum's exhibition catalogue for "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950." 

"Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Grafica Mexicana" received an honorable mention from the same organization.
The museum also received an honorable mention from Art Libraries Societies of North America for its George Wittenborn Memorial Award.

Credit Georgia Museum of Art
Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana

The museum is holding Family Day activities  Saturday while showcasing two new exhibitions.
The first, "The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade" focuses on the artist's most famous paintings of birds and flowers.  Communications Director Hillary Brown says the second,  "Modern Living, Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design," should interest an often hard-to-reach audience.

“There are so many different kinds of fancy cabinet-making techniques and woodworking,” Brown said. I think a lot of men will appreciate this show too. Men are a difficult audience for us to get in here sometimes, but they do tend to be interested in woodworking and cabinet making.”

Family Day runs from 10 am until noon. It is free to attend.

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