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 […]

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.

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. […]

CIAO Gathered to Celebrate Gino Oct. 22

Saturday night October 22 Cortona alumni and friends gathered at the home of our gracious host David Lester. What a great party! Many thanks to Paces & Vine restaurant in Vinings for generously providing  such scrumptious Italian Fare. It was so good to see alumni from the earliest years through to recent times and former […]

2015 Reunion & Exhibition Jan. 23

This year’s Cortona reunion exhibition, known as “La Mostra” (The Show) presents the work of Cortona faculty and students from all 2015 programs: Spring, Maymester, Summer, and Fall. Please join us for a reunion and closing ceremony/reception at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Festivities will begin at 3:00 PM on January 23rd in auditorium […]

Ciancia Italian Conversation Club Invites CIAO

  Cortona Alumni & Friends: The Ciancia Italian Conversation Club invites you to join them at their next gathering Friday evening, May 29th. Our own fellow Cortona alum and Ciancia member David Lester is hosting the event in his home in Atlanta. We hope to see you there. CLICK HERE to view your invitation for […]

Celebrating Cortona: Images Inspired by Italy

Great Show & Gathering! On February 21 almost 200 Cortona alumni, faculty past and present, and friends of the program gathered at the Decatur ArtHouse in Decatur, a close-in integral part of metro Atlanta.  The festive crowd enjoyed Italian wine and light Italian fare, shared memories, reconnected with old friends and met new ones.  Everyone […]

2014 Student Reunion & Exhibition Jan.17

Join the annual reunion, closing ceremony, and reception for the yearly student and faculty exhibition from the year 2014!

Willson Center Presents Inaugural Research Seminar at Cortona

The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past, September 18-19, 2014 The inaugural research seminar, The Legacy of Classical Antiquity: Re-visioning the Past, explores the legacy of classical antiquity as the nexus of the visual and cultural history of Italy and its modern interpretations. The conference offers a unique opportunity to examine material culture and […]

Key to the City of Athens Presented in Celebration of 45th Year

Now celebrating its 45th consecutive summer and with over 8000 alumni, the University of Georgia’s residential center in Cortona, Italy continues to enrich the lives of participating students and faculty.  The relationship established by founder and former Director of the program John D. Kehoe, was reinforced when Athens, Georgia and Cortona, Italy became Sister Cities […]