Date: October 14, 2021 | Time: 6pm – 7:30pm | Virtual via Zoom
Join us for an artist talk with American visual artist, gallery owner, poet, dancer, and set designer Suzanne Jackson. With a career spanning five decades, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including the Studio Museum in Harlem and the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.
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Date: September 23, 2021 | Time: 5 – 7pm | Location: The Morris Museum
Mingle with other educators while learning about our teaching modules, take mini tours, make a project, or simply enjoy complimentary wine and snacks at the Morris Museum. Representatives from the Augusta Museum of History and the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area will also be onsite, sharing ideas and opportunities. PLUS receive 2 complimentary art posters for your classroom AND enter-to-win a FREE tour for your class!
Teachers, FREE. RSVP by calling 706-828-3867.
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Date: September 2, 2021 | Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Learn how to make a kid-friendly zoetrope—a hand-held device that uses still images to produce the illusion of animation—and find out how it can tell a story. Museum family members and parents, free; nonmembers, $5 per participant. For kids, toddler to tween. Advance registration required.
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Exhibit Dates: June 19 – September 12, 2021 | Location: The Morris Museum | Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 12-5pm/CLOSED Mon & Major Holidays
Reinventing Narrative Painting, the first major exhibition devoted to revered South Carolina artist Manning Williams since his death in 2012, was organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, an institution with which he enjoyed a close relationship from 1967 until the end of his life. The exhibition and the publication that accompanies it represent virtually every aspect of his long, remarkably prolific career.
The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book that documents his entire career. Published by Evening Post Books, it includes a foreword by Gibbes Museum executive director and chief curator Angela D. Mack; acknowledgments by the artist’s wife of many years, Barbara Williams; an insightful essay by art historian David Houston; and a richly informative biographical essay by Williams’s longtime friend, retired newspaperman Charles R. Rowe. It’s available for purchase in the Morris Museum Store. Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting was organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina.
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Exhibit Dates: May 1 – July 25, 2021 | Location: The Morris Museum | Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 12-5pm/CLOSED Mon & Major Holidays
Local Color: Photography in the South brings to public view some of the best photographs from the Morris Museum of Art’s permanent collection. This selection underscores the rich range of aesthetic possibility within a medium that has often been thought the purview of amateur photographers, while demonstrating the depth and range of the museum’s holdings. These photographs explore and celebrate the region and speak to the significance of the visual artist to Southern culture. Their subjects range from the commonplace—rural landscapes and near-forgotten small towns—to the very nearly surreal.
Among these photographers, two are known principally for their work in other mediums: John Baeder, for his highly realistic paintings of roadside eateries, and Janos Enyedi, a multimedia artist known for his celebration of the American industrial landscape. Among the rest, Mississippian Birney Imes is famed for his depictions of the honky-tonks and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and Louisianan William Greiner for his slightly surreal depiction of the Deep South.
The work of all of these photographers has been widely exhibited, published, and collected by important public institutions. These artists have created a compelling portrait of the modern South. Interestingly, they have done so without relying on portraits of its inhabitants—there are remarkably few images of people—but by photographing its old farm buildings, warehouses, storefronts, residences, and found objects, leaving one with a sense of place that is like no other.
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