Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Daura Center opening

As cooler weather creeps in, and the colors of the leaves slowly begin to turn hues of orange, yellow and red, it becomes more and more apparent that fall is settling in on Northeast Georgia.

And those stunning images of autumn conjure up memories of Pierre Daura, the Catalan-American artist who was a member of the influential artistic group Cercle et Carré. Daura spent many of his years in Virginia, where he produced several beautiful landscape paintings.

Autumn Trees

Return to the Village

The Pierre Daura Center at the Georgia Museum of Art initiates and promotes the exhibition and study of the works of Pierre Daura and the contextualization of his oeuvre and career into the history of his time and place. Recently the museum named Gioncarlo Fiorenza as the new Pierre Daura Curator of European art and the director of the Pierre Daura Center.

On Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art, we will officially open the Pierre Daura Center with a reception honoring this new beginning. Fiorenza will give a brief lecture on Daura's life and his works. This event is free and open to the public, and we hope you'll come join us for this celebration.

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