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Southern painting at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta GA

August Allegory (Anagrams), Robert Rauschenburg, 1997; the artist came to Augusta in 1995 for an exhibition dedicated to his work which eventually led to the development of this monumental piece

August Allegory (Anagrams), Robert Rauschenburg, 1997; the artist came to Augusta in 1995 for an exhibition dedicated to his work which eventually led to the development of this monumental piece

Preacher, Benny Andrews, 1994; the museum was established in 1985 by William S. Morris III, publisher of The Augusta Chronicle as the first museum dedicated to the collection and exhibition of art and artists of the American South

Preacher, Benny Andrews, 1994; the museum was established in 1985 by William S. Morris III, publisher of The Augusta Chronicle as the first museum dedicated to the collection and exhibition of art and artists of the American South

Col. Poole's Pig Hall of Fame, John Baeder, 1995; the museum’s collection includes 5,000 works of art that represent fifteen states and DC (you won't see any European art here)

Col. Poole's Pig Hall of Fame, John Baeder, 1995; the museum’s collection includes 5,000 works of art that represent fifteen states and DC (you won't see any European art here)

Ware-Sibley-Clark House, Augusta, Georgia, Horace Talmage Day, 1937; despite its small size, the Morris has a focused collection and is a bargain for $5; it's primarily paintings along with a nice studio art glass collection

Ware-Sibley-Clark House, Augusta, Georgia, Horace Talmage Day, 1937; despite its small size, the Morris has a focused collection and is a bargain for $5; it's primarily paintings along with a nice studio art glass collection

A Field Trial - On the Point, John Martin Tracy, 1885; this excellent regional museum is along what is called the Riverwalk in Augusta but it is far more generic than the one in San Antonio

A Field Trial - On the Point, John Martin Tracy, 1885; this excellent regional museum is along what is called the Riverwalk in Augusta but it is far more generic than the one in San Antonio

The Yellow Parasol, Louis L. Betts, 1925; this was one of my favorite works; the museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art for academics and art historians

The Yellow Parasol, Louis L. Betts, 1925; this was one of my favorite works; the museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art for academics and art historians

Point of Return, Don Cooper, 2007; born in Belton, TX, the artist graduated from the University of Georgia; there was a temporary exhibit at the Morris showcasing his work

Point of Return, Don Cooper, 2007; born in Belton, TX, the artist graduated from the University of Georgia; there was a temporary exhibit at the Morris showcasing his work

Columbia Welcoming the South Back into the Union, Constantino Brumidi, 1876; the artist worked on decorating the US Capitol for 25 years with this painting being designated for the Senate office of the Vice President

Columbia Welcoming the South Back into the Union, Constantino Brumidi, 1876; the artist worked on decorating the US Capitol for 25 years with this painting being designated for the Senate office of the Vice President

Bargain Basement, Lamar Dodd, 1937; the artist was head of the art department at the University of Georgia; even with my affinity for art museums, I only recognized a couple of artists in the entire museum

Bargain Basement, Lamar Dodd, 1937; the artist was head of the art department at the University of Georgia; even with my affinity for art museums, I only recognized a couple of artists in the entire museum

Candidates for the Horse Show, John Martin Tracy, 1893; what struck me about this huge work was the expert detail in rendering the horses; animals are notoriously difficult to paint and these are exceptional

Candidates for the Horse Show, John Martin Tracy, 1893; what struck me about this huge work was the expert detail in rendering the horses; animals are notoriously difficult to paint and these are exceptional

Avenue of Oaks at Litchfield Plantation, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, 1940; this Charleston artist captures one of the South's most iconic scenes at the 1750 plantation on Pawley's Island, SC

Avenue of Oaks at Litchfield Plantation, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, 1940; this Charleston artist captures one of the South's most iconic scenes at the 1750 plantation on Pawley's Island, SC

Georgia Landscape, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1890; the artist was the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim; Tanner enrolled in 1879 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was the only Black student

Georgia Landscape, Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1890; the artist was the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim; Tanner enrolled in 1879 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was the only Black student

The Hunt, George Inness Jr, undated; the artist's father was often called the father of American landscape painting and was one of the most influential American artists of the nineteenth century

The Hunt, George Inness Jr, undated; the artist's father was often called the father of American landscape painting and was one of the most influential American artists of the nineteenth century

Bayou Teche, Meyer Straus, 1870; this painter was born in Germany so it's easy to see why his images of the Louisiana bayous look so mysterious and foreboding

Bayou Teche, Meyer Straus, 1870; this painter was born in Germany so it's easy to see why his images of the Louisiana bayous look so mysterious and foreboding

Old New Orleans Mammy, Wayman Adams, 1920; the artist, famed for his portraits of the rich and famous, traveled to New Orleans where he was fascinated by the French Quarter; the title of the painting is cringeworthy today

Old New Orleans Mammy, Wayman Adams, 1920; the artist, famed for his portraits of the rich and famous, traveled to New Orleans where he was fascinated by the French Quarter; the title of the painting is cringeworthy today

By the Arbor, Anna Catherine Wiley, 1923; Wiley studied art in NY before returning to teach at the University of Tennessee in 1905; she played an important role in gaining recognition for Southern female artists

By the Arbor, Anna Catherine Wiley, 1923; Wiley studied art in NY before returning to teach at the University of Tennessee in 1905; she played an important role in gaining recognition for Southern female artists

Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase, Martin Johnson Heade, 1890; known for his remarkably detailed and often exotic landscapes, portraits and depictions of birds, Heade preferred still lifes above all

Two Magnolia Blossoms in a Glass Vase, Martin Johnson Heade, 1890; known for his remarkably detailed and often exotic landscapes, portraits and depictions of birds, Heade preferred still lifes above all

The Price of Blood, Thomas Satterwhite Noble, 1868; despite fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, Noble was an abolitionist who depicted the inhumane treatment of Blacks in his work

The Price of Blood, Thomas Satterwhite Noble, 1868; despite fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War, Noble was an abolitionist who depicted the inhumane treatment of Blacks in his work

Still Life, Thomas Wightman, 1861; painting in a style reminiscent of 17th century Northern European painting, Wightman's work could be found in the grandest mansions of his native Charleston

Still Life, Thomas Wightman, 1861; painting in a style reminiscent of 17th century Northern European painting, Wightman's work could be found in the grandest mansions of his native Charleston

Plantation Portrait, William Aiken Walker, 1885; after the Civil War there was a growing demand for paintings (like this one) showing a romanticized version of a reconstructed South

Plantation Portrait, William Aiken Walker, 1885; after the Civil War there was a growing demand for paintings (like this one) showing a romanticized version of a reconstructed South

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