Georgia Museum of Art

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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will open its doors to the public on August 13th after four months of closure.

Hillary Brown, the Director of Communications at the Georgia Museum of Art, tells us what to expect.

"We added pre-time ticketing to limit the number of people in the building at one time, those are half-hour slots, we are requiring masks for all visitors and staff members," Brown said. "We are not doing tours, but we have to ability to do some virtual tours."

Jessica Wurst

Art is more than just paintings and sculpture —  it can be anything, even objects we use every day. The Georgia Museum of Art has an exhibition of these material objects with artistic merit.

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

In the throes of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created new government agencies to put people to work, including the Works Progress Administration. One of the most famous parts of the WPA was the Federal Art Project, which commissioned over 200,000 works of art from some 10,000 artists.

WUGA’s Cathy Bradberry reports on an exhibit of WPA art at the Georgia Museum of Art, which inspired her to investigate how public art and its role in the community have changed over time.

This week on Athens News Matters, hear highlights from the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity/WUGA Housing Code Hack as well as reports on Project Might, the UGA College of Pharmacy’s tobacco cessation efforts and issues surrounding gun violence. Finally, hear a report on the Georgia Museum of Art’s WPA exhibit and the story of the “Father of Radio.”

Athenians will have a chance to learn a bit more about the Classic City this Thursday.

The Georgia Museum of Art is hosting a showing of a documentary by Athenians, for Athenians and starring Athenians. “Athens in our Lifetimes is being screened for free as a part of 90 Carlton Street events.

Hillary Brown is Director of Communications for the facility.