Morris Museum of Art Photograph courtesy of Morris Museum of Art. Augusta, Georgia.
Facilities: Auditorium (150 seats); Exhibition Area (18,000 square feet); Library (5,500 volumes); Shop.
Activities: Concerts (Sunday afternoon); Guided Tours (groups, schedule in two weeks advance);
Lectures (Sunday afternoon); Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions. Publications: exhibition catalogues; newsletter (quarterly).
Morris Museum of Art Photo Gallery
Housed in the Augusta Riverfront Center, the Morris Museum is home for a broad-based survey collection of Southern art, including both historical works and a diverse contemporary collection. The Museums galleries occupy the entire second floor of the Riverfront Center; administrative offices and the Center for the Study of Southern Painting are located on the third floor. The exhibition begins with Antebellum Portraiture and continues through galleries devoted to Civil War Art, the Black Presence in Southern Painting, Southern Impressionism, Still-Life Art, Works on Paper, Self-Taught Artists, Twentieth-Century, and Contemporary Paintings. An extensive landscape corridor surrounds the inner galleries, veranda-style, offering a warm, tranquil setting for viewing Southern landscapes. Traveling exhibitions serve to expand and enhance the Museums core collection. More than 2,100 paintings and drawings form the basis of the permanent collection. In addition to the Southern Collection, holdings include a collection of bird paintings, both historical and contemporary, spotlighting the work of Australian-born watercolorist Robin Hill.
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