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Georgia College partners with High Museum of Art

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July 18, 2011

Georgia College has partnered with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to enhance students’ educational experiences.

The College and University Affiliate Program allows theGeorgia College has partnered with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to enhance students’ educational experiences.Georgia College has partnered with the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to enhance students’ educational experiences. university and museum to share resources that integrate the arts into students’ curricula.

“The partnership offers our students many benefits including the possibility of field experiences and internships,” said Dr. Sandra Jordan, provost and vice president of academic affairs. “Through this program students have expanded access to an exciting array of speakers and exhibits.”

Georgia College’s one-year academic affiliation effective Aug. 1 is the second for the High Museum with the University System of Georgia.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Georgia College to establish our second academic affiliate agreement with a public educational institution,” says Patricia Rodewald, Eleanor McDonald Storza, director of education. “Building on our mutual commitment to the integration of the arts into education, this affiliation will deepen our relationship with Georgia College and engage their communities with great art and programming.”

Georgia College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission to the museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collection. They also can attend lectures and experience behind-the-scenes programs at the High.

Students also will have opportunities to intern at the museum in areas related to museum studies, curatorial, museum education, public relations and marketing, exhibitions, membership and development.

“This partnership is one of several that will help Georgia College offer a distinctive educational experience,” Jordan said. “Georgia College is interested in providing rich and broad experiences and opportunities to our students.”

High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s media arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005 the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, visit

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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