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The Morris Museum of Art to Offer FREE Admission to Military Families This Summer

May 15, 2019

[AUGUSTA, GA – MAY 16, 2019] –Today, the Morris Museum of Art announces it has joined museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating…

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The 2019 Porter Fleming Literary Competition Award Winners

April 2, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (APRIL 2, 2019)—The winners of the 2019 Porter Fleming Literary Competition have been announced by the Morris Museum of Art. They are: FICTION First Place: Pastor Polar, by Frank Honeycutt, Walhalla, South Carolina Second Place:Elsie ‘Peaches’ Boulware, Age 69,by Jon Tuttle, Florence, South Carolina Third Place:Summertimeby William Phillips, Jr., Augusta, Georgia. Honorable Mention:Surely Notby Alexander Lee, Nashville, Tennessee Judge: Matthew Neil Null is a novelist (Honey from the Lion) and short story writer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’…

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And the Award Goes To . . .

February 25, 2019

We just received word that Wier / Stewart wracked up at the Augusta Advertising Federation annual ADDY awards celebration Saturday night—they won a Silver and a Judges Choice ADDY Award for the new design of the Morris Museum website AND won a Gold and a Best of Show in Print for the museum’s 2018–2019 Southern Soul & Song concert series posters!

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Remembering Keith

December 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole McLeod MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART 706-828-3815 nicole.mcleod@themorris.org AUGUSTA, GA (DECEMBER 7, 2018)—The board and staff of the Morris Museum of Art mourn the loss of Louise Keith Claussen, first director of the Morris Museum of Art, who died on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. She was 71. “In one way or another, our dear friend Keith Claussen was closely associated with me and my family for more than 45 years,” noted William S.…

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Baker Overstreet, Sucker Tricks, 2018. Acrylic on panel. Courtesy of the artist.

The Many Things that Fall in Between: Recent Work by Baker Overstreet

November 29, 2018

The Many Things that Fall in Between: Recent Work by Baker Overstreet March 1–May 19, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Nicole McLeod nicole.mcleod@themorris.org 706-828-3815 “In the presence of the paintings, the symmetry and the anthropomorphism recede into a none-issue, giving way to currents of paradoxical pleasure streaming off those tough, unforgiving surfaces.” — Thomas Micchelli, hyperallergic.com, March 30, 2013 AUGUSTA, GA (NOVEMBER 2018)—The Many Things that Fall in Between: Recent Work by Baker Overstreet opens to the public…

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Anne Marchand, Flash, 2013. Acrylic and latex. Courtesy of the artist.

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand

November 29, 2018

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand January 26–April 14, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Nicole McLeod nicole.mcleod@themorris.org 706-828-3815   Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand Opens at the Morris Museum of Art, Saturday, January 26, 2019  AUGUSTA, GA (26 NOVEMBER 2018)—Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand, opens to the public Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Morris Museum of Art. The exhibition, which features twenty-five bold, colorful, large-scale abstract paintings by renowned artist Anne Marchand, remains on display through April…

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