Athens News Matters: GMOA Exhibits On Display

Jul 30, 2021

The Georgia Museum of Art has been open to guests since August of 2020, but the Museum has a great variety of exhibits on display this summer:

Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art This exhibition brings together new and recent works related to Ezawa’s “The Crime of Art” series, a group of lightboxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most infamous and high-profile museum heists in history. At the heart of this exhibition is a series of images that pays homage to the 13 works — including those by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt and Vermeer — stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.

Neo-Abstraction: Celebrating a Gift of Contemporary Art from John and Sara Shlesinger At the end of 2019, John and Sara Shlesinger donated 110 works of global contemporary art from their personal collection to the Georgia Museum of Art, transforming the museum’s ability to teach and exhibit cutting-edge art of the past 25 years. This exhibition celebrates their gift by showcasing a selection of works by emerging and established artists from it. “Neo-Abstraction” highlights the resurgence of abstract art among contemporary artists.

Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Drawn from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection of Japanese Ceramics,

“Hands and Earth” features works by some of 20th- and 21st-century Japan’s most important artists. The exhibition traces the history of Japanese ceramics. Many of the contemporary ceramicists represented in the exhibition create sculptures that are experimental in both material and method.

Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley During the 1930s and 1940s, Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900 – 1971) was one of America’s leading lithographers. She produced more than 100 lithographs and a small number of intaglio prints from 1930 until her death. This exhibition shows her different areas of interest: landscape, human figures and close-up views of the natural world. The exhibition includes approximately 30 lithographs and two paintings.

WUGA’s Cathy Bradberry spoke with Hillary Brown, the Director of Communications with the Georgia Museum of Art.