Jonathan Green, Fishing Spot, 2011. Oil on canvas.
Courtesy of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman.
Art from the Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman
JUNE 14–SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Over the past thirty-five years, acclaimed artist Jonathan Green and his partner and studio director, Richard Weedman, have amassed an astonishing collection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by African American, Caribbean, Latin American, and American artists that reflects the breadth of their interests, the cultural diversity that has contributed so vitally to the development of American art, and the themes of work, love, belonging, and spirituality. More than forty works of art were selected from their collection of more than thirteen hundred objects for this exhibition. MORE HERE >
William Entrekin, Window Light, 2012.
Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist.
This Happy Land: Paintings by William Entrekin
MAY 31–AUGUST 17, 2014
Born in Rome, Georgia, in 1946, William Entrekin spent much time drawing as a child. After studying briefly with Richard Sturgis, who introduced him to oil paints, he took up watercolor, and that eventually led him to egg tempera, a medium of which he is particularly fond. A good deal of public recognition came his way during the late seventies and early eighties, and his work was featured in numerous exhibitions; but after an exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art in 1987, he went nearly twenty years without another public exhibition. Sparked by a 2006 invitation to exhibit at a gallery in Atlanta, he rediscovered the passion for art that he had felt as a child. The years that followed have proven to be some of his most productive, and he continues to paint to this day. The present exhibition draws from the artist’s own holdings, private collections, and the Morris Museum’s permanent collection.
Betsy Eby, Sanguine IX, 2009. Encaustic on
canvas on panel. Courtesy of Betsy Eby Studio.
Paintings by Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby
MARCH 7–JUNE 1, 2014
Bo Bartlett, a native of Columbus, Georgia, is a realist painter with a modernist vision, who is often compared to his artistic mentor and friend Andrew Wyeth. He pushes the boundaries of the realist tradition with his multilayered imagery. Betsy Eby, born in the small coastal city of Seaside, Oregon, earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Oregon. After graduation, she lived briefly in Tokyo and was deeply influenced by Japanese history and culture. The Morris Museum of Art 2014 gala will feature the exhibition, Paintings by Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby.
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Conrad Wise Chapman, The Flag of Sumter,
Oct. 20, 1863, 1864. Oil on board. Courtesy of
the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
Soldier Artist: Conrad Wise Chapman
MARCH 15–MAY 25, 2014
Conrad Chapman (1842–1910), born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Italy, where his father was working. In 1861, the son returned to America and enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was commissioned to create these paintings of Charleston’s defenses by Brig. Gen. Thomas Jordan, chief of staff to General P. G. T. Beauregard. An ardent Southerner, Chapman, unable to reconcile himself to the Confederacy’s loss, traveled to Mexico for a time after the war. Eventually, he moved his family to Richmond, Virginia, and in 1898 sold these paintings to what has become the Museum of the Confederacy. They remain an important part of that museum’s collections to this day.
Philip Moulthrop turning a bowl.
Generations: Turned Bowls by Ed, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop
MARCH 22–JUNE 22, 2014
Drawn from local collections, the present exhibition represents the work of three generations of the acclaimed Moulthrop family of woodturners. Ed Moulthrop (May 22, 1916–September 24, 2003), credited as the “father of modern woodturning,” was a noted architect and professor before becoming a woodturning artist and transforming it into a widely respected art form. His son, Philip Moulthrop (born November 12, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia), was an attorney who abandoned the legal profession to work as a full-time woodturner. Philip’s son, Matt Moulthrop (born November 8, 1977, in Atlanta), followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He turned his first bowl at the age of 7. The family has been documented in the book Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood, among others.