Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, Georgia

To support the planning process for the exhibition The Sculpture of Edmonia Lewis. A necessary period of critical research, travel, and planning meetings would take place during fiscal year 2024 in advance of the exhibition and accompanying publication. The grant supplements the needed travel funding to facilitate initial object research and relationship-building among advisors to the project and across collecting institutions that own works by Edmonia Lewis. The GMOA plans to host a scholarly convening to enhance research and programming initiatives and to create new opportunities for intellectual engagement with the university’s academic audiences. This exhibition is intended to highlight the neoclassical sculptor’s transatlantic career through a presentation of approximately 25–30 unique sculptures produced from the 1860s to the 1890s, encompassing the vast majority of Lewis’s extant sculptures. 

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