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September 2021

Linda Fantuzzo: Penumbra

September 25, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Charleston, South Carolina, artist Linda Fantuzzo began painting at age twelve. She studied painting and graphics at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1968 to 1973 before moving to Charleston, where she set up a studio in 1974. She was influenced to do so by fellow graduate student Manning Williams, a native Charlestonian who was already…

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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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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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March 2022

Immersed in the Seasons: Paintings by Luke Allsbrook

March 4 - May 29
Morris Museum of Art, 1 Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and raised in Augusta, Georgia, where he had his first experience of making art under the tutelage of painter Edward Rice, Luke Allsbrook earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from Indiana University Bloomington and a master of fine arts degree (cum laude) from the New York Academy of Art. His work…

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