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
Current Exhibitions

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

If you have not had the opportunity to view The Charleston Renaissance, be sure to do so before it closes on Sunday, October 27. Organized by guest curator Jay Williams, the exhibition includes art from the Morris Museum’s permanent collection and special loans from the South Caroliniana Library of the University of South Carolina. It includes paintings, drawings, and etchings…

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June 22 - October 27
Current Exhibitions

It Was There All Along: Artists’ Books and Tintypes by Frank Hamrick

A master of his medium, Frank Hamrick is an associate professor at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia and a master of fine arts degree from New Mexico State University. His work is represented in major public collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago and the…

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July 31 - October 6
Current Exhibitions

The Eugene Fleischer Collection of Studio Art Glass

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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September 21, 2019 - December 31, 2020
Upcoming Exhibitions

David Driskell: Artist and Scholar of the African American Experience

David Driskell, born in Eatonton, Georgia, in 1931, earned an undergraduate degree in art from Howard University in 1955. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the Catholic University of America in 1962 before undertaking further postgraduate study in art history. Trained as a painter, he works primarily in collage, mixed media, and printmaking. He began his teaching career at…

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October 10, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Upcoming Exhibitions

Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1935, Richard J. Olsen began his journey in art in his youth. He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1958 and a master of fine arts degree (with a concentration in painting and printmaking) in 1966. He was a child during World War II and a teenager…

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November 9, 2019 - February 16, 2020