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Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice
August 27, 2011 - November 20, 2011
Organized by the Morris Museum of Art, Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice, was a retrospective exhibition of one of the South’s most renowned contemporary painters. It included landscape and cityscape paintings—specifically Rice’s signature images, representing the details of the vernacular architecture of Georgia and South Carolina. One of the most extensive showings of Rice’s work to-date, the exhibition was accompanied by a fully-illustrated publication. Rice is a past recipient of a South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts / Southern Arts Federation Regional Fellowship. His paintings have been included in exhibitions at Babcock Galleries, New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, and Heath Gallery, Atlanta, among others. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Morris Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.