arts

Mellon grant will strengthen humanities programs

Posted 1 month 2 days ago
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A $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts to expand its Global Georgia Initiative, a public humanities program in place since 2013:

In its first six years, the Global Georgia Initiative has engaged the humanities and arts in exploring global issues of public concern in a diversity of local contexts, serving audiences at UGA and throughout the Athens community. Programs have featured guests from five continents on topics from Chinese film and literature to journalism in the American South, and from hyperlocal...

Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 7 months 1 day ago
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Franklin College welcomes Athens-native James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Circle and Master of None) back to town this weekend to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center with an event at Cine:

Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, at 7:15 p.m. Between the two films, at 5:30 p.m., Ponsoldt will take part in a public conversation about an education, life and career in the arts and humanities with...

Birthplace of higher education

Posted 7 months 1 week ago

The founding of UGA tracks pretty closely with the founding of the United States. The founders shared with us many specific ideas about how the new country might govern itself, and about the role higher education would play in that pursuit.

Here is Sterling-Goodman Professor of English Douglas Anderson talking about Benjamin Franklin's vision for higher education, and specifically the integration of arts and sciences that creates the liberal arts learning environment that continues to be so important to us today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willson Center celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
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Promoting research and creativity in the humanities and arts on campus and beyond, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts is celebrating its 30th anniversary this academic year, beginning today with a public reception and a panel discussion on "The Humanities and Arts Today":

The discussion, moderated by Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center, will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panelists are Laurie Baefsky, executive director of the Alliance for the Arts...

The Innocents Project

Posted 1 year 3 months ago
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People who have been wrongly processed through the justice system are focus of a three-day residency at the intersection of the arts, civil rights, and social justice begins today on campus:

“The Innocents” is an intersection of numerous artistic disciplines and social subjects, so Frigo’s aim was to reflect that in the programming of UGA’s “Innocents” multi-day residency. To that end, she reached out to the Georgia Innocence Project, the Willson Center, UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts, the School of Law...

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