Jonathan Green, Silent Swing, 2001. Oil on linen.
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 Greiner, Merry's, 2012. Digital C-print. Morris Museum
of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of Michael and Rochelle Beychok.
Photographs by William Greiner
AUGUST 23–NOVEMBER 2, 2014
This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection, represents a group of photographs that were shot over a period of just a few days in January 2012 and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog. In addition to the Morris, William Greiner is represented in the permanent collections of more than sixty museums around the country, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Meet the photographer at the exhibition opening, Thursday, August 28—6:00 Artist Lecture, 7:00 Reception. Details are listed in our website calendar.
Eugene Thomason, Duke versus UNC Football, 1965. Oil on
Masonite. The Johnson Collection.
From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason
OCTOBER 11, 2014–JANUARY 3, 2015
The exhibition From New York to Nebo is drawn largely from the Johnson Collection of Spartanburg, South Carolina, which holds the largest single body of Thomason’s paintings. It is supplemented by major works on loan from the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; the Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama; and the Morris Museum of Art. In addition to his series featuring a fictional mountain clan that Thomason dubbed the Hankinses, the exhibition features a selection of portraits (including an especially notable one of Thomas Wolfe), along with landscapes and scenes of recreation and agriculture.
Nathan Bindler, The Fun King, undated. Cherry wood. Morris
Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Alperin.
Sculpture by Nathan Bindler
SEPTEMBER 16–DECEMBER 7, 2014
Drawn from the collections of the artist’s son and daughter, local collections, and the Morris’s permanent collection, this exhibition features more than fifteen carved wood sculptures by Nathan Bindler, for many years a mainstay of Augusta’s cultural community. An accomplished musician and visual artist, he was the first chair violist in the Augusta Symphony for many years and taught art at Augusta College from the time of his arrival in Augusta in 1968 until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement, he remained on campus, working in a studio as the college’s artist-in-residence, a bracing presence who stayed actively engaged with students and the life of the college.
Edwin Forbes, Defending a Battery—Confederate Cavalry Charge,
circa 1863. Pen and ink on paper. Morris Museum of Art,
An Artist’s Story:
Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014–FEBRUARY 15, 2015
This exhibition, opening in conjunction with the fourth Augusta and the Civil War symposium, features the work of a leading nineteenth-century-American landscape painter and etcher, Edwin Forbes, who first came to public attention as a very young artist for his dramatic and detailed Civil War sketches. He earned renown for the vividness and blunt truthfulness of his imagery.
Ain't Bad at Art Now
SEPTEMBER 17–OCTOBER 26 in the MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART EDUCATION GALLERY
Aint-Bad Magazine, the brainchild of five emerging artists, showcases new photographers and writers from around the world. Based in Savannah, Georgia, the quarterly publication “reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of provocative imagery,” as the editors explain.
Photographs recently selected to be featured in issue number 8, The American South, will be on view in the Education Gallery September 17–October 26. Taylor Curry and Carson Sanders, artists and two of the original founders of the magazine, will speak about the exhibition, how the publication came into being, and its impact within the photographic community during Art Now on Thursday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m. After the talk, enjoy music and drinks in the galleries.
Eliot Dudik, Battle of Antietam, 2012. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.
Broken Land: Photographs by Eliot Dudik
OCTOBER 29–DECEMBER 7, 2014 in the MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART EDUCATION GALLERY
Photographer Eliot Dudik explores the connection between culture, landscape, memory, and politics. For his current project, Broken Land, Dudik revisited Civil War battlefields and sites, documenting the current landscape using large-format cameras. The resulting highly detailed color images are a visual contradiction; the serenity and passiveness of the modern-day scenes contradict the land’s history of sorrow and death. Dudik will present a talk during Art at Lunch on Friday, November 21, at noon, and lead an artist’s workshop on cyanotypes and hand bookbinding on Saturday, November 22. Details and costs are listed in our website calendar.