Cherokee Basketry Show at the Georgia Museum of Art

Baskets

Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, co-curatorates with Dale Couch, the museum's curator of decorative arts, and  Mary C. Scales English, a UGA student in the master's of historic preservation program, the exhibition of 45 objects, dating from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Some belong to the museum's collection. Others are promised gifts, including the many contemporary examples Simon lent to the exhibition. Still others are on loan from private collections in Georgia and from the Wachovia Historical Society, through Old Salem Museums and Gardens. Baskets by Betty Maney and unidentified Cherokee makers from north Georgia are also on view at the Georgia Museum of Art as part of the exhibition "Cherokee Basketry: Woven Culture." The exhibition runs from January 23, 2016 through April 17, 2015.  To read more see the UGA Today article here and visit the Georgia Museum of Art for more information here.

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