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The Georgia Museum of Art Secures Historic Grant for Staff and Contemporary Art Expansion

The Georgia Club

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia recently received a grant of over one million dollars—the largest in the museum’s 75-yr history. David Odo is the Director of the Georgia Museum of Art. He says the grant will be used to fund a variety of initiatives, including bolstering the museum’s staff.

“We’ll be able to increase some of our staff, so it will support a position in modern contemporary art. It will also support a position in academic engagement, so we'll be able to do even more work with UGA students and faculty,” he stated.

Odo added that the grant will impact everyday visitors:

“For the average visitor, we’ll be able to make a lot more acquisitions in the contemporary art department. We’ll be bringing in some really interesting contemporary works and thinking about creative ways to make connections between those contemporary works and our historical collections.”

The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, which provided the grant, works to promote contemporary art.

The Georgia Museum of Art is a financial supporter of WUGA.

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