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William Greiner, Blue Heart, Houma, Louisiana, 1989. Digital C-print. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Gift of William Greiner.

Local Color: Photography in the South

December 8, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Local Color, an exhibition of more than forty works drawn from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection, explores the special role that color photography has played in the history of Southern photography since it was first popularized by William Christenberry and William Eggleston. In addition to those pioneers, the exhibition features work by John Baeder, William Greiner, Birney Imes, Jim McGuire, and Meryl Truett, to…

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Folk Art in the South: Selections from the Permanent Collection

January 1 - December 31
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Folk art—often characterized as outsider, visionary, or self-taught—varies widely in medium and subject matter. The range of descriptive terms applied to it does little to describe the imaginative ways in which folk artists express deeply personal ideas in visual language. They employ readily accessible materials, including found objects, to produce their work, putting mundane materials to fresh and ingenious uses.…

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

Recent Abstractions by Anne Marchand

January 26 - April 14
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Anne Marchand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She says that growing up in such a colorful environment, redolent with Spanish, French, and African influences, left a lasting impression on her color sensibility. She traveled widely throughout the South, which had a similarly profound effect on her developing visual vocabulary of form and color derived from nature. She earned a bachelor’s…

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Films on Friday: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

February 1 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is this somewhat complicated romantic comedy adapted by George Axelrod from Truman Capote’s novella of the same name. It provided Audrey Hepburn with what is generally considered her most memorable and identifiable role—Holly Golightly. Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the film was deemed to be “culturally, historically, or…

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