A reception for the opening of The Head and the Art will be Nov. 30 from 5 pm - 7 pm.

The Head and the Art is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Athens’ artists and scientists that pushes the limits for a better understanding of both areas. The pieces cover topics ranging from forest entomology to mindfulness and psychology, using mediums equally diverse— metalsmithing, weavings, and even tattoo drawings. 

Both science and art seek truth and understanding through creativity, problem solving, innovation, and experimentation. Science makes the invisible visible. Art makes the unknowable knowable. Together, there is no limit to our ability to understand the world around us.

See more at the Facebook page.

Special tour of the “Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939-1950” in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries

Special tour of the “Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939-1950” in the rotunda of the Special Collections Libraries

There will be a variety of activities, including lightning talks, drone demonstrations, an augmented reality sandbox, and a Mapathon. We'll also have tables featuring campus and local organizations, as well as snacks (and cake!)

GIS Day is an international educational event for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society (Source: www.gisday.com). GIS refers to software that captures, analyzes, displays and shares spatial or geographical data. Through maps, spatial modeling, and many other applications, GIS provides critical information for public health, government planning, neighborhood real estate, national defense, business, transportation and many more fields.

 

We are looking for a few good visitors to help us test out new content and techniques for tours of our exhibit galleries! Be one of the first on campus to test drive our latest tour stops, icebreakers, insider gossip, and gallery games at UGA's Special Collections Building.

Our guides will give you a fast paced, high energy tour in one hour or less. At the end, we'll ask you to fill out a short survey letting us know what you loved and loathed about the tour, and what we can do to keep improving. This tour has limited space and requires an RSVP. If you're interested, click HERE to RSVP and tell your friends! 

Be a part of our revolution to #MakeMuseumsFun

If you have questions, email Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu, subject line: beta tours