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February 2019

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Music at the Morris: Matthew Dickerson

Award-winning, hammered dulcimer musician Matthew Dickerson plays Celtic favorites, hymns, original pieces, and folk songs. FREE. Music at the Morris is made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation.

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February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

March 2019

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Films on Friday: The Firm (1993)

This American legal thriller, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, and Holly Hunter, is based on John Grisham’s 1991 novel of the same title. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free. 

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March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE
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Art at Lunch: Off the Wall and Onto the Page: the Story of a Screenplay

Matthew Buzzell, Associate Professor of Communication at Augusta University, will discuss the research methodologies he employs in his cinema-centric creative scholarship. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due March 13.

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March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Music at the Morris: Corelli Camerata

This newly formed, string-based chamber orchestra plays baroque, classical, and contemporary music. FREE. Music at the Morris is made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation. 

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March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
FREE

April 2019

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Films on Friday: The Pelican Brief (1993)

This American legal and political thriller, based on a novel of the same name by John Grisham, stars Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free. 

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April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Porter Fleming Literary Competition Awards Ceremony

Join us to honor the 2019 Porter Fleming Literary Competition award winners. First-place winners will read from their entries. A reception follows. FREE. Seating is limited: RSVP to 706-828-3800.

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April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Art Now Artist Talk: Baker Overstreet

Join artist and Augusta native Baker Overstreet as he discusses his colorful abstract paintings. Reception follows. FREE.

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April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Art at Lunch: Philip Morsberger

Hampton III Gallery owner Sandy Rupp discusses the work of Philip Morsberger. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due April 17. 

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April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

May 2019

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Films on Friday: The Rainmaker (1997)

This American legal drama, based on John Grisham’s novel of the same name, was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Claire Danes, and Mickey Rourke. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free. 

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May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Music at the Morris: Garden City Jazz

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Donald and Robyn Macey will not be performing this Sunday. Instead, join us in welcoming back Karen Gordon! She’ll perform an eclectic selection of jazz and pop standards for Mother’s Day. FREE. Music at the Morris is made possible by the Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation. 

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May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art at Lunch: Lucinda Bunnen

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about Lucinda Bunnen, a prolific artist, collector and a renowned benefactor to the photography community in Atlanta, and whose work is featured in our current exhibition, Gathered: Photographs by Lucinda Bunnen. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due May 15.

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June 2019

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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

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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 19 @ 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

August 2019

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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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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

October 2019

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Films on Friday: Christmas in July (1940)

Starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, and William Demarest, this Preston Sturges film is a story of boy meets girl; boy wins a lot of money; boy loses the money, keeps the girl, and gets the money back. You know, the usual. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.

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October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music at the Morris: Hiroya Tsukamoto

 Internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer plays original compositions. FREE.

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October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

November 2019

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Films on Friday: The Lady Eve  (1941)

Starring Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, and Charles Coburn (Savannah’s gift to American film), this hilarious film features the most protracted, painfully funny seduction in American film history. It would be worth seeing for that scene alone. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE.

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November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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World War I Symposium

Hear lectures about the impact of World War I from academics and scholars, including Dr. Hubert van Tuyll, Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, and Dr. William Rawlings. Registration is required. For details or to register, call 706-828-3865. FREE.

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November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Concert and Lecture: The Musical Songbook after the War

Join author and radio host Michael Lasser, along with singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, as he discusses the changes in popular music after WWI. FREE.

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November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Art at Lunch: The Making of The Morris at 25

 David Tucker and Kevin Grogan discuss the museum’s latest publication and some of the surprising things learned in the process. Members, $12; nonmembers, $16. Catered lunch included. Paid reservations due November 13. 

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November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Music at the Morris: Karel Dohnal

Internationally recognized Czech clarinetist Karel Dohnal performs. FREE.

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November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Art Now Artist Talk: Hasani Sahlehe

Raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, painter and teaching artist at the Morris Hasani Sahlehe discusses his art, including work exhibited at SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah and MINT in Atlanta. Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by a reception.  FREE.

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November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

December 2019

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Films on Friday: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

A satire about Hollywood’s top director of comedies, played by Joel McCrea, who longs to make a socially relevant drama. Eventually, he learns that creating laughter is quite possibly his greatest contribution to the well-being of society. The screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free.

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December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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