Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mark your calendars

Our fourth candidate for the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art position, Alexandra Karl, will deliver her lecture, "Cercle et Carré: Reconstructing the Events," on Thursday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in room 116 of the visual arts building on Jackson Street (GMOA North). The lecture is free and open to the public, as always, and we continue to encourage the general public to show up, as the lectures provide a unique insight into who might fill the position and take charge of the museum's European holdings (as well as direct the Daura Center). Karl teaches art history at the University of Utah and received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2007. She has served as a curator and lecturer at art museums and is especially interested in evidence of Darwinism in late-19th-century German painting. Please give us a call at 706.542.GMOA (4662) if you need directions or more information.

On Friday, March 20, at 6 p.m., the Lamar Dodd School of Art will hold an opening reception for At the Beginning: Early Paintings by Lamar Dodd from the C.L. Morehead Jr. Collection, an exhibition organized by Dr. Asen Kirin. Although the museum did not put together the exhibition, it has strong ties to Dodd's estate and worked alongside Dodd himself from the time of its founding by Alfred Holbrook. The exhibition is on display in Gallery 307 at the art school's new building until March 28 (regular gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays). The New Georgia Encyclopedia has a wonderful entry on Dodd, written by our own Dr. Eiland, that may serve as a good introduction to his life and work.

Edit: Dr. Kirin reminds us, in an email, that on March 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., Mr. Morehead and Annie Laurie Dodd will be on hand to discuss the paintings on display (with coffee and pastries).

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