Spring 2017 Mostra

Spring 2017 “Mostra” exhibition included an exhibition of fine art, and also a reading of poetry and prose, at Palazzo Vagnotti in Cortona. The opening reception was held April 14, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 pm, with performance of creative writing at 6:00 pm and a silent auction to raise funds for the restoration of the church […]

Grazie Aurelia

The UGA Cortona family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Aurelia Ghezzi, who was integral to the founding of the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Working at Jack Kehoe’s side from nearly the beginning, she acted as interpreter and Program Coordinator until the year 2000, and contributed immensely […]

New Video featuring Cortona & Alex French

View Video – Click Here & Enjoy! Cortona: the experience of alum Alex French Writer: David Andriate Video Produced by David Andriate Before a speaker visited his art history class, Alex French had never heard of the small mountaintop town of Cortona, Italy. Alex also wasn’t aware of UGA’s Cortona Program that enables students of […]

Il Grande Capo: Works by John D. Kehoe

Il Grande Capo: Works by John D. Kehoe An exhibition which honored Cortona Program founder John Kehoe and his work. The show ran concurrently with the Cortona “Reunion” Exhibition January 5th – 21, 2017. Closing Reception was held January 21, 3 – 6 pm at Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries.

Buone Feste!

                              Design by Mark Taggart

UGA Cortona’s 2016 Olive Oil!

The bottling of UGA Cortona’s 2016 olive oil! This is the first year we’ve harvested enough olives to have them pressed on their own, instead of “in common” with other small producers. Therefore, it’s the first year we’ve really been able to taste the flavor of our olive oil on its own. The verdict? It’s […]

With immense sadness we say goodbye to our visionary founder Jack Kehoe

John Daniel Kehoe – “Jack” July 19, 1927 – December 16, 2016 Athens, Ga. – John Daniel Kehoe, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016.  “Jack” Kehoe, a native of Michigan, was recognized internationally as an extraordinarily talented artist, respected educator, and a true Renaissance man in every sense.  He was a wonderful father […]

Esteemed Cortona Professor Ted Morgan

“Some very sad news to report…Ted Morgan has left the building. He was a dear friend – a very unique character, an artist, a teacher. He was a rock solid stand-up guy who was sensitive, smart, tough, but ultimately a prince of a fellow. He will be deeply missed. “ – Scott Belville On Dec. 7 […]

The Fall 2016 Mostra in Cortona

UGA Cortona students and faculty welcomed Cortonesi friends and guests to our opening reception on Friday night in Palazzo Vagnotti. Our fall students studied Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Book Arts, and their final artworks demonstrate how fully they rose to the challenges set them by our exceptional faculty this semester. Congratulations to all on the […]

Annual Reunion Exhibition, Closing Ceremony & Reception Held Jan. 21

Cortona Annual Reunion Exhibition, Closing Ceremony & Reception held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art Following an annual tradition that has continued for forty-seven years, Cortona program alumni gathered for a reunion on January 21, 2017 at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens. […]