Morris Museum – Paintings Down
Grand reopening with many public events from March 6–14
The Morris Museum Has Been Caught With Its Paintings Down
The Morris Museum offers free admission to all visitors, beginning Tuesday, January 26. Most of the museum’s galleries are closed while its permanent collection is being rearranged and re-hung.
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The Coggins Gallery, featuring Deep Sea: Drawings by William Golding, the Education Gallery, and museum store remain open.
The Morris’s grand reopening will be celebrated with many public events from March 6–14; the free admission policy will continue through Sunday, March 14.
“The Morris is completely reinstalling its renowned permanent collection, which has nearly doubled in size over the past eight years,” said Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art. “While, from time to time, it has been possible to introduce some newly acquired works of art into the display of the permanent collection, it has not been possible to display them all. It isn’t now, either, but greater numbers of paintings than have ever been seen before will go on display and new relationships between the rearranged works of art already on display will be explored.”
In addition to the reopening of the permanent collection galleries on the night of the Morris’s annual Gala on Friday, March 5, the museum will also open a special exhibition that night. As museum director Kevin Grogan has noted, “this year it is a very special exhibition indeed—Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a selection of fifty-seven important works of art by forty-three of the most influential artists who worked outside the major art centers between the world wars. Though their styles differed, they shared a common commitment to the portrayal of American life—everything from Depression-era sharecroppers in the rural south to monuments of industry in the upper Midwest. We look forward to welcoming Susan and John Horseman to Augusta and to sharing their collection with a large, eagerly interested, local audience.”
For more information on the reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries or the Morris Museum, please visit www.themorris.org.
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