The Arts at UGA

Americans in Paris Film Series

Join the Georgia Museum of Art for films discussed by scholars, filmmakers and students. Each film will include a 15-minute introduction by a guest speakers and short conversations about the film following the screening. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris.” “An American in Paris,” with its gorgeous dance sequences and beautiful, frequently melancholic Gershwin score, won the Academy Award for best picture. Gene Kelly stars as Gerry, an American expatriate painter in postwar Paris.

Spotlight on the Arts Festival

Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the sixth annual Spotlight on the Arts festival features dozens of events and exhibitions in the visual, literary and performing arts. The 12-day festival, scheduled for Nov. 1-12, includes museum tours, discussions with writers, concerts, dance and dramatic performances. The festival kicks off Nov. 1 with “Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration,” featuring a non-stop collage of student performances from dance to music, theater and creative writing. The free event is set for 7-8 p.m. Nov.

Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration

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:

Spotlight on the Arts: Family Day

Bring the whole family — all generations — to UGA for a fun-filled day focusing on the Arts at UGA! The UGA Arts Council Spotlight on the Arts Family Day is free and open to all ages and will include theater performances, live music, dancing, musical instrument demonstrations, creative writing, art exhibitions and activities and much more! 

Rain or shine, families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch so you can enjoy the full day on campus. The East Campus Village Summit and Bolton Hall dining centers will also be available at their regular hours and prices.

Screening: Raise the Roof

Raise the Roof is a 2014 documentary film that follows artists Rick and Laura Brown to Sanok, Poland, as they begin rebuilding Gwoździec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis. Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwoździec’s history, culture, science, and art back to life. Free for UGA students with ID; $5 for all others;

A second showing will be held at 8:30 p.m.

Friday Football Tour

Guided tours of the exhibit, “Undisputed,” will be offered Fridays at 3:30 p.m. before each home football fame, beginning Sept. 4.

Join us for a tour of our annual exhibit from the UGA Athletic Association archives, this year focusing on the 1980 National Championship season.

Opera performance of Lehár: The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac.  The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna. [from Wikipedia

A Reading by Poet Jeffrey Harrison

Harrison studied poetry with New York School figureheads Kenneth Koch and David Shapiro. He is the author of five full-length books of poetry—"Into Daylight," published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize, "Incomplete Knowledge" (2006), which was runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, "Feeding the Fire" (2001), "Signs of Arrival" (1996), and "The Singing Underneath" (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series—as well as of "The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems," published in 2006 by Waywiser Press in the U.K.


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