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Georgia Museum of Art opens Water Music exhibition

Submitted by on February 3, 2013 – 11:49 am

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Water Music an exhibition on view FEBRUARY 02, 2013 – MARCH 10, 2013.


Alfred Thompson Bricher (American, 1837–1908), Rocky Shore, 1886. Ink wash, gouache and graphite on blue wove paper, 10 15/16 x 19 9/16 inches. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; The Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley Sr. Collection of American Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Bentley Sr. GMOA 1989.40

Drawing from private collections and from the permanent collection of the Georgia Museum of Art, “Water Music” will bring together diverse visual perspectives on the theme of water and the idea of water music. A group of conceptual art objects is at the core of the exhibition—most of them playing on the title of Handel’s famous composition, including works by Christian Marclay and Yoko Ono—juxtaposed with more traditional seascape paintings and prints, ranging from 19th-century American Luminist A.T. Bricher to the post–World War II photorealist Richard Estes. The exhibition will also feature a listening station with Handel’s “Water Music” (1717) and more recent musical responses, such as John Cage’s “Water Music” (1952) and Ned Sublette and Lawrence Weiner’s “Remixed Water” (2005).

Curator: Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art

The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706.542.GMOA (4662).

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