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November 2021

Manning Williams: Jack Island Trials

November 4, 2021 - February 6, 2022
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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In the 1970s and 1980s, the paintings of Manning Williams depicted Charleston city scenes, suburban landscapes, roadways, friends, and family. As David Houston writes in Manning Williams: Reinventing Narrative Painting, that “body of work . . . may be understood as narratives of a larger community in the context of place and time” (page x). Among these paintings is one…

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January 2022

Jack Stewart: Artist, Teacher, and Administrator

January 8 - February 20
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Atlanta-born Jack Stewart (1926–2005) began private art lessons when he was seven. By age nine, he was taking classes at the High Museum School of Art, and by the time he was in his teens he was apprenticed to the sculptor and painter Steffen Thomas. He served as an infantryman during World War II and saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge. After the…

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Alfred Hutty: Painter, Printmaker, Preservationist

January 22 - July 24
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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One of the principal artists of the Charleston Renaissance, Alfred Heber Hutty (1877–1954) was a native of Grand Haven, Michigan. He spent most of his youth in Kansas City, where his innate artistic abilities led to a scholarship at the then-new Kansas City School of Fine Arts when he was only fifteen. Later, he was employed as a glazier and…

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February 2022

Horace Talmage Day: Views of Augusta, 1937–1941

February 10 - May 8
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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The eldest of four children born in Amoy (now known as Xiamen), China, to American missionary parents, Horace Talmage Day (1909–1984) came to maturity as an artist during the 1930s. Although he traveled widely and continued to explore new subjects throughout his life, he is particularly well known for his depictions of Augusta, its environs, and the countryside throughout Georgia and…

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