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Museum Minute
Fridays at 10:04 AM (during Performance Today) and Saturdays at 9:04 AM (during Morning Weekend Edition).

Produced in cooperation with the Georgia Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. This feature airs on WUGA (91.7/94.5 FM or livestream at wuga.org) Fridays at 10:04 a.m. (during Performance Today) and Saturdays at 9:04 a.m. (during Weekend Edition). Different Museum staff members have been recording these scripts that focus on an artist, an exhibition, a program, behind the scenes work and more.
The painting: Pierre Daura (American, b. Spain, 1896 – 1976), “Clock,” ca. 1929. Oil, 14 15/16 × 18 1/8 inches. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Martha Randolph Daura. GMOA 2003.412.

  • The museum and other Athens attractions are now part of Georgia’s Trail of Legacy and Lore, a new self-guided tourism trail that spans more than 90 miles, with immersive attractions that reflect the best of the cultural arts, architecture and heritage in Athens, Oconee County, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Gray-Old Clinton and Macon.
  • Every summer, we participate in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.
  • Did you know that some photographs don’t use a camera at all? In fact, the very first photographs in history, taken in 1827, didn’t use one. Instead, they placed objects on chemically treated paper, and then exposed the results to light. Contemporary artist Kei Ito is doing the same thing two hundred years later, and you can see his work on view at the museum through July 14.
  • Have you ever admired some art in a vacation rental and wished you could take it home with you? One gallery in Athens that doubles as a short-term rental space will let you do just that.
  • The art museum isn’t the only museum on campus. In fact, the Georgia Museum of Natural History is almost right across the street.
  • Just down the road from downtown Athens, the North Oconee River Greenway houses a surprising work of public art.
  • Artist Richard Prince has appropriated works from all over American culture throughout his career. He may be best known for his “rephotographs” in which he photographed existing photographs, then enlarged them.
  • The Georgia Museum of Art has several dozen prints that different artists created after works by Anthony Van Dyck, acquired between nineteen sixty-four and two thousand four.
  • Toddler Tuesday, which takes place once a month, started in 2016 and provides a warm welcome for future art lovers.
  • “Through Lines” traces the artist’s evolution and artistic practice as she moves from traditional modes of artistic production into technologized ones, translating drawn lines into other forms of art and challenging the limits of 2-D drawing.