Crossroads: Change in Rural America is coming to Georgia
This Smithsonian exhibition will travel to six sites around Georgia from August 2019 through June 2020.
National History Day 2018
Congratulations to all who participated in the state contest!
Explore Georgia’s State Art Collection,
now featured on the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
From St. Simons Island to Gainesville,
Georgia Humanities grant program impacts communities statewide.
Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities
nominations are now open! Deadline is July 31, 2018.


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The “forever” of Flannery O’Connor

The art of Georgia writer Flannery O’Connor lies in her ability to condense the heaviest of thoughts about life and purpose into the commonplace of stories.

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The slave dwelling project

The 21st-century idea of sleeping in a slave cabin from the antebellum era is at first challenging to the mind and the memory. What’s the point? Who would choose to do this? But this is exactly what Joseph McGill Jr., the founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, does.

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An award for all mankind, a dinner for one—the Atlanta Nobel Prize party for MLK, given by the city’s image-conscious white leadership

On October 14, 1964, the Nobel Committee announced that thirty-five-year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Georgia roots of one of the 20th century’s most successful songwriters

Music- and film-making are thriving businesses in Georgia now, but Georgia native Johnny Mercer—writer of such memorable songs as “Glow-Worm” and “Jeepers Creepers,” which were wildly popular in their day—successfully blended both during his long career.

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