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August 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole McLeod // 706.828.3815 //   “I want to find beauty in ruin.” — Linda Fantuzzo Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra Opens at the Morris Museum of Art September 25, 2021   AUGUSTA, GA (AUGUST 25, 2021)—A master of atmosphere, mood, and light, famed Charleston artist Linda Fantuzzo is represented by more than twenty paintings drawn from her most recent body of work in a new exhibition Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra. It is on view at the Morris Museum of…

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Back + Better then Ever!

July 22, 2021

The Morris Museum of Art’s Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song Concert Series is BACK! 2021 Sept. 10-Mountain Heart with guests the Band of Kelleys Oct. 8-Dan Tyminski November 12-Yonder Mountain String Band Dec. 17-Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder 2022 Jan. 14-Balsam Range and the Cleverlys Feb. 11-Sam Bush Series and individual tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. Series tickets: 6 shows for the price of 5. To purchase tickets, go to the Imperial Theatre…

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Now on View: Recent Acquisitions

April 28, 2021

Recent Acquisitions On Display at the Morris Museum of Art though June 6, 2021    AUGUSTA, GA (WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021)—An exhibition of recent acquisitions, currently on display at the Morris Museum of Art, highlights a selection made from the more than two hundred works of art added to the permanent collection during 2020. The exhibition remains on display through June 6, 2021. Recent Acquisitions celebrates the art of the South and the artists who created it, as well as…

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Happiness is NEW Art Supplies

February 18, 2021

Color us HAPPY! Blick Art Materials donated gift cards to the museum to purchase more supplies for out Drop Off Art Kit outreach program. Art kits are designed and assembled in-house and delivered to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, and HopeHouse Augusta. Tori in our Education Department drew this art-tastic coloring sheet, which illustrates some of the supplies we received from Blick. Download it, print it, and color away! Be sure to show off…

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The Perfect Ditch Series: Prints by Jackson Cheatham

February 1, 2021

“I try to be clear about what it is that inspires me: the one way one line or shape establishes itself. The momentum is toward the abstract, trying to reveal my imagination. It’s always about the idea of being quiet and still being heard; a visual experience that feels correct within its own context.” — Jackson A. Cheatham The Perfect Ditch Series: Prints by Jackson Cheatham Opens at the Morris Museum of Art January 30, 2021 AUGUSTA, GA (FRIDAY, JANUARY…

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Remembering Artist Philip Morsberger

January 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole McLeod 706.828.3815 “The colors sing on the canvas . . . There is glorious climactic refulgence in these pictures that never tires the viewer or exhausts the artist.” —  Christopher Lloyd, Philip Morsberger: A Passion for Painting REMEMBERING ARTIST PHILIP MORSBERGER AUGUSTA, GA (TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021)—The world lost a great artist with the death of Philip Morsberger on Sunday, January 3, 2021, of complications due to COVID-19. “Philip Morsberger was blessed with many gifts—his…

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Will Henry Stevens

December 23, 2020

Will Henry Stevens Opens at the Morris Museum of Art January 24, 2021  AUGUSTA, GA (23 DECEMBER 2020)—Will Henry Stevens opens to the public at the Morris Museum of Art on January 24, 2021. The exhibition, which features more than fifteen works from the Morris Museum’s extensive collection of Stevens’ works, remains on display through July 3, 2021. An American original, Will Henry Stevens (1881–1949) was a modernist painter and naturalist who was as inspired by the writings of Ralph…

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December 3, 2020

WILLIAM S. MORRIS III, MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART FOUNDER and CHAIRMAN RECEIVES 2020 GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES   AUGUSTA, GA (3 DECEMBER 2020)—Morris Museum of Art founder and chairman William S. Morris III has been named a recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities. Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp, in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, presented the awards to all nine awardees…

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The 2021 Porter Fleming Literary Competition

August 30, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA (AUGUST 2020) The 2021 Porter Fleming Literary Competition, now in its twenty-seventh year, recognizes outstanding fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. Writers age 18 and older who reside in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee are invited to enter. The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2021. The competition awards cash prizes totaling $7,000. Entry forms and guidelines can be found on The competition is administered by the Morris Museum of Art, with the…

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The Morris Museum Releases New Book on the Art of Richard J. Olsen  

August 3, 2020

The Morris Museum of Art announces the publication of Art as Experience: Richard James Olsen and the Vietnam War, the record of the exhibition Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen,  that appeared at the Morris November 9, 2019–February 16, 2020. It had appeared previously at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, and is now on view in a slightly modified form at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art in Buckhead, Georgia.  “Richard Olsen, for many years a member of the faculty…

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