UGA’s Georgia Museum of Art to Host Decorative Arts Symposium

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Display courtesy of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts,  Winston-Salem, NC

ATHENS, GA.- The Georgia Museum of Art will host
the fifth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, “Neighboring Voices:
The Decorative Culture of Our Southern Cousins,” January 29-30, 2010, at the
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and
Hotel.
The symposium will bring together representatives from
neighboring states to discuss their own research, collections and
decorative-arts history. Topics to be discussed at the symposium include the
discovery of Georgia’s early decorative arts, the paint-decorated furniture of
Piedmont North Carolina, the influence of Georgia potters on Alabama pottery,
the profile of a southern antebellum silversmith, German toys in American
childhood, French porcelain in the antebellum South and early Georgians’
migration to Alabama. Featured speakers at this year’s symposium are Mary Audrey
Apple, Joey J. Brackner, Daniel Brooks, Charlotte Crabtree, Robert Doares,
Robert A. Leath, and June Lucas.