The Gala 2024

The Morris Museum of Art Gala

Join cochairs Leah Gaudin and Richard A. Slaby, Jr. and their committee in celebrating the Thirty-first Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Experience an evening of timeless elegance, rich with exceptional cuisine, live entertainment, and engaging company, as we honor artist Joseph H. Sulkowski and celebrate his work featured in the exhibition Apokalupsis: An Uncovering.
The gala is the museum’s largest fundraiser, providing funds for the museum’s operating budget and enhancing the impact of Southern art and culture throughout the region.
A link to purchase The Gala 2024 reservations will be available in the near future.
View / pledge your sponsorship for The Gala 2024 by CLICKING BELOW.

Masterpiece Makeover

Masterpiece Makeover is a program that directs donations to the conservation of a specified work of art. This portrait of Henry Cumming requires cleaning and conservation. Aged and brittle, the paint surface shows craquelure—a fine pattern of dense cracking, its varnish has yellowed, and its frame is damaged.

Our goal to fix this painting is $5,000. All monies donated to the project will go directly to the restoration of this painting.

Why this piece? The portrait’s subject is Henry Harford Cumming (1799–1866), an important and influential figure in antebellum Augusta, Georgia. Cumming came from a long line of statesmen, war heroes, and politicians (his father was one of the first mayors of Augusta, after its incorporation as a city in 1798). Though a lawyer by trade, Cumming is best-known for conceiving and promoting the design and construction of the Augusta Canal in 1846, as well as for using the canal to develop Augusta as an industrial base for the region.

Save this painting. Donate today. 

Adopt Art!

Adopt a work of art from the Morris Museum of Art’s permanent collection! Whether it’s a gift for yourself, a tribute to your favorite art lover, or a memorial for a loved one, your $250 donation to the Adopt Art program is an easy and meaningful way to support the museum.

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Patrons enjoying the special exhibition "The Long View" in the Morris's Coggins Gallery.

Annual Fund

Your generous support of the Morris Museum of Art’s annual fund, in addition to your annual membership dues, assures the continued growth of the museum's collections, endowment, and its Center for the Study of Southern Art, as well as the support of its public and educational programs and a variety of special projects. Your support will enrich your life and the lives of your children, grandchildren, and friends for years to come.

Planned Giving


A donation to the Morris Museum of Art is a meaningful way to remember and honor friends and loved ones and a wonderful way to support the Morris Museum's effort to preserve and enhance the rich cultural legacy of the South. These thoughtful gifts routinely go into the Acquisitions Fund to be applied to the purchase of a work of art for the museum's permanent collection, but you may designate them for other purposes as well. Please contact Kevin Grogan at the Morris Museum of Art.


By setting up a planned gift or making a bequest to the Morris Museum of Art, you will assure, through your generosity, that the museum will continue to provide future generations with enrichment and enjoyment. Consult with your legal and financial advisors to assure that the terms and conditions of your gift will best suit your needs. Please contact Kevin Grogan at the Morris Museum of Art.

All contributions to the Morris Museum of Art, a 501(c) 3 organization, are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

For more information, to request an exhibition, program, event sponsorship brochure, or to make a donation, Please contact

Development Officer | Denise Tortorete | 706-828-3845 |