A series of fall lectures offering insights to the Renaissance and Baroque periods during which some of the world’s most inspiring art was created starts Thursday, Sept 30 at the Albany Museum of Art with a presentation by Keaton Wynn, an art professor at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Students from Deerfield-Windsor School's AP European History class tour the European Splendors: Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection exhibition at the Albany Museum of Art on Sept 7. High school and college students, and area residents can attend a series of free lectures this fall to learn more about the Renaissance era that inspired these and other great works of art. (Photo: The Albany Museum of Art/Jim Hendricks)
Art history professors will offer insight into Renaissance art and culture
A series of Albany Museum of Art gallery lectures this fall will delve into the Renaissance and Baroque periods, with paintings from those eras creating the appropriate setting.
The lectures, which will start at 5:30 pm on five Thursdays, are open to the public, and admission is free. Each will take place in the Haley Gallery, where European Splendors: Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection is on view through Dec 23, 2021.
The life of Michelangelo, the leading influence on the development of Western Art, will be the topic of conversation when the AMA Art Lovers Book Club meets at 6 pm on Tuesday, Sept 21 at the Albany Museum of Art.
Two popular monthly programs return to the Albany Museum of Art this month following their usual summer hiatus.
The first Toddler Takeover program of the new season is Tuesday, Sept 7. Homeschool Day is back in session on Thursday, Sept 9. Each will be conducted monthly through May 2022.
Touring the Albany Museum of Art and writing about an art object will be especially profitable for three high school students and three college students.
The AMA’s annual A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words essay contest launches Aug 31 and continues through Oct 1. The top three essayists in each of the two categories—high school and college—will receive cash prizes at an awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Oct 14 at the museum.
European Splendors: Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection opens Thursday, Aug 26, 2021 at the Albany Museum of Art with a special opening reception for AMA members.
The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, Aug 27.
The exhibition of 29 Renaissance and Baroque paintings was organized by the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C., with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in New York. It was made possible at the AMA through support from the Walter and Frances Bunzl Family Foundation.
“The AMA is deeply honored to host these rare examples of Renaissance and Baroque painting from the Columbia Museum of Art and its incomparable Kress Collection,” AMA Executive Director Andrew J. Wulf, Ph.D., said. “This partnership is a symbol of what great alliances can accomplish as we share these cultural treasures with all our communities in Southwest Georgia.”
Outdoor Event Will Feature the Use of a Steamroller in Printmaking
Family Day will steamroll its way back at the Albany Museum of Art on Saturday, July 24 with a bigger-than-life printmaking experience.
Sponsored by Smile Doctors and conducted in partnership with the Albany Recreation & Parks Department, Big Print Family Day is a free event that will feature Andrew College Associate Professor of Art Chris Johnson and his students using a steamroller to print images using a 3-foot-by-4-foot woodblock of a turtle.
Annie Vanoteghem, director of education and public programming for the Albany Museum of Art, is shown conducting a virtual field with a local school in December 2020. Vanoteghem has been selected by Rural Leader Magazine for its 2021 Forty Under 40 recognition of leaders under the age of 40 in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. (Photo: Albany Museum of Art/Jim Hendricks)
Annie Vanoteghem, director of education and public programming at the Albany Museum of Art, has been named to Rural Leader Magazine’s 2021 Forty Under 40 list.
"The Annunciation," an oil on wood panel painting by Girolamo de Santa Croce in the 1540s-1550, is one of the paintings that will be in the European Splendors exhibition from Aug 26 until Dec 25, 2021 at the Albany Museum of Art. During the course of the exhibition, college professors will discuss the Renaissance and Baroque artworks in a series of public lectures at the AMA. The Georgia Council for the Arts has awarded the AMA a $2,725 grant to fund the lecture series. European Splendors is organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. (Photo courtesy of the Columbia Museum of Art)
The Albany Museum of Art has been awarded a grant by Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2022.
The $2,725 Education Program Grant will help fund a series of public lectures by college professors this fall on European Splendors, an exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque paintings organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York. The exhibition opens at the Albany Museum of Art on Aug 26 and continues through Dec 25.
Two new exhibitions debut Saturday at the Albany Museum of Art. Horse Power, an exhibition of oil paintings by Macon artist Cedric Smith, opens in the East Gallery. Essay Topic: Write Down the Word WOMAN One Hundred Times!, new works by Athens artist Sanaz Haghani, opens in the McCormack Gallery. Both exhibitions will continue through Christmas.
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