Thomas Satterwhite Noble, Forgiven, ca. 1872.
Oil on canvas. The Johnson Collection.
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
MARCH 2–MAY 26, 2013
This exhibition, the handsome publication that accompanies it, and the Johnson Collection as a whole enrich our perspective by increasing our understanding of the lives and art of the extraordinary painters whose work, though rooted in a specific time and place, is an integral part of American culture.
Jonathan Brilliant, The GR Haze, 2011.
Courtesy of the artist.
Works by Jonathan Brilliant in the Education Gallery
APRIL, 23–May 19, 2013
North Carolina–based artist Jonathan Brilliant uses new and used manufactured materials to create a variety of artworks, from installations to prints. The results are unique and exemplify Brilliant's fascination with exploring rhythmic patterns and markmaking by exploiting the inherent qualities of everyday materials.
William H. Clarke, Church of Francisco, 2000.
Oil and acrylic on canvas. Collection of the
Julia J. Norrell Grantor Trust.
"We'll Understand it Better By and By": Paintings by William H. Clarke
Closes July 21, 2013
Several years ago, the Morris Museum of Art added to its holdings dozens of paintings by one of Virginia's most admired self-taught artists, William H. Clarke, when it acquired the Southern collection of Julia J. Norrell. This is Clarke's first one-person exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art.
Jennifer Onofrio Fornes, Falling Away, 2010.
Silver gelatin print with oil paint. Courtesy
of the artist.
Mortal Coil: Photographs by Jennifer Onofrio Fornes
APRIL 16–JUNE 23, 2013
An art professor at Georgia Regents University, Jennifer Onofrio Fornes earned a BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MFA degree from the University of California, Davis. She taught drawing, sculpture, installation, and photography at the University of Minnesota, Morris, prior to her present appointment.
Unknown, Basket, undated. Terra-cotta with
brown and green glaze. Morris Museum of Art,
Augusta, Georgia. Gift of A. Everette James, Jr.,
and Nancy J. Farmer.
North Carolina Pottery from the Collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James
CLOSES AUGUST 4, 2013
Recently, Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. A. Everette James, husband and wife and collectors of all things Southern—quilts, paintings, furniture, and pottery—donated a collection of North Carolina pottery to the Morris. These pieces are the first significant examples of one of the South's richest decorative arts traditions to become part of the Morris's holdings. The collection represents Seagrove, a very small town (population 250) in Randolph County, North Carolina. Its influence is disproportionate to its size. Notable for its many potteries, it is sometimes referred to as the "pottery capital of the world."