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Morris Museum Auditorium

June 2019

Upcoming Event

Art Now Artist Talk: JD Walsh

Brooklyn- and Atlanta-based artist JD Walsh’s art installations have been written about in Artforum, Flash Art, and Sculpture magazine, and his ongoing music project Shy Layers has international distribution and has been reviewed by Pitchfork. Join him as he discusses his art installations, which have been exhibited internationally. Reception follows. FREE. 

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June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Films on Friday: The Foxes of Harrow (1947)

Based on the novel of the same name by Augusta author Frank Yerby, this film was directed by John M. Stahl and stars Rex Harrison, Maureen O’Hara, Richard Haydn, and Victor McLaglen. Set in pre–Civil War New Orleans, it is the story of a roguish Irish-born gambler (Harrison) and his tempestuous marriage to a local beauty (O’Hara). Participants are invited to…

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June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music at the Morris: Ezra Hampton

Local acoustic guitarist Ezra Hampton plays introspective singer-songwriter music. FREE. Made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation.

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June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Art at Lunch: A Monument in Macon

Gordon Johnston discusses his book, coauthored with Matthew Jennings, Ocmulgee National Monument: A Brief History with Field Notes, about the national monument located in Macon, Georgia, that conserves ancient Mississippian mounds and twelve thousand years of human presence along the Ocmulgee River. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due June 19.

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June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

July 2019

Upcoming Event

Films on Friday: The Vikings (1958)

With a screenplay by the Atlanta-born novelist Calder Willingham, this film stars Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, and James Donald. Its story concerns the intense rivalry between a Viking prince (Douglas) and a slave (Curtis), who vie for the attention of the beautiful Princess Morgana (Leigh), fated to marry a loathsome English king. Unbeknownst to the rivals,…

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July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Author Event: Poet Jessica Greenbaum

Poet and author Jessica Greenbaum, who has published three books and received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America, will read her work and discuss the connections between visual art and poetry. FREE.

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July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Art at Lunch: The Art of Collecting Antiques

Amanda Everard of Everard Auctions & Appraisals in Savannah, discusses collecting trends in antiques. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due July 17.

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July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music at the Morris: Harmony River Chorus

Enjoy nostalgic pop selections from this beloved women’s a cappella group.FREE. Made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation.

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July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Films on Friday Special Screening: Porgy and Bess (1959)

In conjunction with the exhibition The Charleston Renaissance, the Morris will host a special screening of a rarely-seen film version of Porgy and Bess, the “folk opera” by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and DuBose Heyward. The original production opened on stage in 1935 and was based on DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel Porgy and the 1927 nonmusical stage adaptation that Heyward (the major literary…

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July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

August 2019

Upcoming Event

Films on Friday: Summer Heat (1987)

Based on the novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, by Augusta author Louise Shivers, this film stars Lori Singer, perhaps best known as the female lead in Footloose, and Anthony Edwards, a veteran of many films who is probably best known for the eight seasons he spent on television’s ER. The story concerns a young mother who lives on a…

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August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music at the Morris: Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold

Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold of Augusta perform bluegrass, gospel, classic country, Celtic, folk, old-time, and other genres of music. FREE. Made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation.

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August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Art Now Artist Talk: Frank Hamrick

An associate professor at Louisiana Tech University, Frank Hamrick is an artist whose work mixes photography, storytelling, handmade books, and found objects. NPR has featured his artists’ books, and Oxford American magazine listed Frank as one of the New Superstars of Southern Art. His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and…

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August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Art at Lunch: Charleston Renaissance

Sara Arnold, director of curatorial affairs at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, provides context for some of the art created during the Charleston Renaissance.Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due August 21.

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August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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