Family-friendly activities and performances showcasing UGA’s arts units, including theater, dance and literary workshops; art projects; a musical instrument petting zoo; performances and more.
The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia will host its bi-annual reception celebrating new exhibitions. The event will include live music, light refreshments and gallery games.
Exhibitions highlited include "Covered with Glory: Football at UGA, 1892-1917"; "Wrestling Temptation: The Quest to Control Alcohol in Georgia"; "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush"; "Georgia Writers hall of Fame Annual Exhibition"; and "The Art of the Press Kit."
An all-day event featuring performances from student organizations and individuals displaying their talents in music, theater, dance and creative writing. Part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
To kick off the Spotlight on the Arts festival, UGA’s arts programs present an hour-long kaleidoscope of student performances and presentations. This brilliant, non-stop collage of the arts provides a window into the vast scope of the creative work on our campus, from dance to music, theater, creative writing and art.
To see this year's Spotlight on the Arts festival schedule, please visit: http://arts.uga.edu/spotlightuga2017/
Science Olympiad Outreach is a student-run organization that goes out into the local Athens-Clarke Community and promotes STEM through the Science Olympiad Program. This will be the group's fourth annual Invitational Science Olympiad Tournament. For more information, visit: http://www.ugascienceolympiad.net/
Do facts still matter? The UGA Libraries and the Georgia Debate Union are hosting a debate on the importance and status of facts. The affirmative/pro side of the debate will be Facts matter more than fake news in contemporary society. Debate website includes a suggested reading list. For more information, visit: http://guides.libs.uga.edu/factsdebate
Join The Georgia Review for its Fall Issue Release featuring poet Kaveh Akbar. Akbar will read at 7 p.m. accompanied by sign language interpreter Lynn Young.
The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a live deejay, free refreshments and galleries open until 11 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Reindeer Games and WesdaRuler. Free admission. #museummix
The exhibitions on view are:
“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête” (on view through October 14–January 7). This exhibition, organized by Aperture Foundation, New York, includes works by acclaimed contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas as well as works by artists who inspired her.
The University of Georgia announced the creation of its Center for Molecular Medicine in fall 2012 with Stephen Dalton, PhD, as its founding director. It broke ground on a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in December 2015, and a move-in date is scheduled for August 2017. The building’s dedication will be held Sept. 20, 2017, to be followed by a two-day symposium to mark the Center’s opening.
For more information the program, visit: https://cmm.uga.edu/cmm-symposium-scientific-program/
The UGA String Project will hold an informational open house and instrument "petting zoo." This is a chance to meet the String Project staff, hear and try out the various instruments offered for instruction and get information about instrument rental.