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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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The Charleston Renaissance: Art, Architecture, Literature, and Music

June 22 - October 27
Morris Museum of Art 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Between the world wars a striking economic and cultural renewal took place in South Carolina’s premier coastal city that was driven by creative artists—painters, printmakers, writers, musicians, and architects. The present exhibition, organized by guest curator Jay Williams, includes art from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection and special loans from the South Caroliniana Library of the University of South Carolina.…

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Films on Friday Special Screening: Porgy and Bess (1959)

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition The Charleston Renaissance, the Morris will host a special screening of a rarely-seen film version of Porgy and Bess, the “folk opera” by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward. The original production opened on stage in 1935 and was based on DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy and the 1927 nonmusical stage adaptation that Heyward (the major literary…

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