Morris Museum Auditorium
Meet Augusta University’s newest William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art, Anila Agha. Her immersive, light-filled, lantern-like installations have been exhibited internationally to much acclaim, including being awarded both the Public Vote Grand Prize and Jurors’ Grand Prize at the 2014 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Catered lunch included. Members, $15; nonmembers, $25. Paid registration due by October 20.
Screened in conjunction with the 24th Annual Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance at Paine College, The Cotton Club stars Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, and Lonette McKee. The film was inspired by the pictorial history of the same name by James Haskins, who produced more than one hundred books, many of which highlight the achievements of…
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Coppola and Mario Puzo, the author of the novel on which it’s based, The Godfather was blessed with a perfect cast—Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, and many others. It is not to be missed. FREE.
Michael Fowler discusses his book Calling the Fleeting Breath: Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln’s Personae through Art and Material Culture. Catered lunch included. Members, $15; nonmembers, $25. Paid registration due by November 5.
Learn about the South’s unique role in bootlegging during Prohibition (1920–1933) when Kathryn Smith discusses her new book, Baptists & Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition through the South . . . with Cocktail Recipes. Lecture, 6:00 p.m.; reception and book signing, 7:00 p.m. Presented by the Center for the Study of Georgia History, Historic Augusta, the Augusta Museum of History, the…
Author, critic, and longtime National Public Radio mainstay Michael Lasser, along with Alan Jones and Jessica Ann Best, celebrate the work of Savannah native, lyricist, and composer Johnny Mercer. Reservations are encouraged. Members, FREE; nonmembers, $10.