The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host the seventh biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts January 30 to February 1. The theme of the symposium, “Connections: Georgia in the World,” focuses on the fact that much like all other aspects of life, decorative arts is not conducted in isolation and Georgia decorative arts reflect the myriad connections to its region, its nation and the trans-Atlantic world. Ronald L. Hurst, Carlisle H. Humelsine Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections, Conservation, and Museums, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 30. Titled “Southern Furniture Studies: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going,” it will set the stage for the rest of the symposium and is free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of the Georgia Humanities Council. The Forward Arts Foundation of Atlanta is the lead sponsor of the symposium. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Saturday, February 1, 2014
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
  • Full Symposium Package (Includes all breaks, lunches and evening events)  — $250
  • Lectures Only (Breaks included – no lunches or Friday evening events) — $75
  • Student Registration (registration is required, breaks included – no lunches or Friday evening events) — $0

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before January 23, 2014 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process.

Contact information: 

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381

Please contact Betty Alice Fowler at or 706-542-1461 to become a sponsor or make a contribution to the Georgia Museum of Art or its decorative arts programs. 

Special Needs
If you require special services, contact Jean Mann at, by January 23, 2014. Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the online registration process.