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January 2019

Current Exhibitions

Folk Art in the South: Selections from the Permanent Collection

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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January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

September 2019

The Eugene Fleischer Collection of Studio Art Glass

September 21, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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The history of the studio art glass movement in America is relatively brief. Its origins can be pinpointed precisely to two workshops conducted by ceramist Harvey Littleton, who was interested in the potential of glass as an artistic medium, and chemist and engineer Dominick Labino held at the Toldeo Museum of Art in 1962. Littleton had envisioned a more or…

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March 2020

LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting

March 6 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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This bold exhibition includes more than fifty-five paintings by fourteen leading photorealist artists—A. D. Cook, Randy Ford, Allan Gorman, Marc G. Jones, Cheryl Kelley, Richard Lewis, Lory Lockwood, Bob Petillo, Kris Preslan, Joseph Santos, Ken Scaglia, John E. Schaeffer, Guenevere Schwien, and Harold Zabady—all of whom specialize in automobile and motorcycle imagery. Through their work, they share their enthusiasm for…

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Early Modernism in the South

March 28 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Since 1900 much of American painting and sculpture has been represented by a series of revolts against tradition, especially academic tradition.  At the dawn of the twentieth century, realism became the new direction for American artists. Later those realists gave way to modernists, many of them arriving from Europe. The impact of the 1913 Armory Show, where Americans saw Marcel…

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May 2020

Vast Scale—Intimate Space: Paintings by Cheryl Goldsleger

May 14 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Vast Scale—Intimate Space: Paintings by Cheryl Goldsleger is a small exhibition—just five paintings—that represents and shares big ideas about time and space and our place in each. It is a valedictory celebration of Goldsleger’s wonderfully successful term as the William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University. Goldsleger’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. The work in the present exhibition was…

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