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"Maria" by Robert Priseman

Robert Priseman (b.1965) is a British artist best known for thematic works that engage the viewer in provocative psychological and sociopolitical issues. After working initially as a book designer, the artist painted portraits of prominent individuals and then shifted to thematic series of work including The Hospital Series, Subterraneans, The Francis Bacon Interiors, and No Human Way to Kill. Priseman’s works are held in museums around the world inlcuding Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Hertford Museum, The Royal Collection Windsor, and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

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The recent gift of a rare lifetime Whistler lithograph titled Tete-a-Tete 1889 (edition of 48) adds to the Museum's growing graphics collection. Signed with the artist's famous butterfly monogram, the work invites MMoFA visitors to go butterfly hunting inside the Museum. And it adds meaning to the botanicals in MMoFA's outdoor Whistler Butterfly Garden. The work was held in the private collection of Thomas Way, Whistler's printer during his lifetime.

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"Still Life with Fruit" by Charles Porter

Following art study at Wesleyan Academy and National Academy of Design, Charles Porter became one of the first African Americans to exhibit at the Academy. He traveled to Paris carrying a letter of recommendation from Mark Twain and enrolled in Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. Porter opened studios in NYC and Hartford. He became a charter member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. His fortunes declined due to health and racism. When many people would not buy from a black artist, Porter’sBavarian studio partner sold Porter’s paintings door-to-door until Porter died in 1923 in virtual obscurity. Today Porter is celebrated for his still life masterpieces. more

 

 

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MMoFA Youth Programs

COLLAGE in Art and Poetry

Register your family for this engaging program that explores collagge in visual art, poetry, and film. Call 706-485-4530 more

OperART

Summer 2014

Register your family for this fun filled family educational program that combines visual art, stage design, costume design and opera.706-485-4530 more 

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Earthscape

Made in China: New Works by American Abstract Realist Henry Ransom"

Luminescent oil paintings and color pencil drawings by this nationally acclaimed Georgia artist. More 

 

"Making Masters V"

Conceived by MMoFA to celebrate Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, this Juried Exhibition features Works by 2nd Year MFA Artists at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia

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Featured Podcast

Artist Video of Roy Hutchinson

forthcoming exhibition

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Calendar Highlights

January 5

Twelfth Night Medieval Feast

Fundraiser

$25 adult/ $15 youth/ under 6 free

Jan 1- April 30

Festival of Nations

Exhibition

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April 5

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26 Sightings of Birds in Art

Opening Reception

4-6pm   $5  per person

706-485-4530

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April 18 (2015)

Athos Menaboni: Bird Artist

Reception 4-7pm

706-485-4530

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April 12

Slow Art Day

Special Event

10am; 2pm

706-485-4530

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April 29

Annual Croquet Festival

Luncheon and Fun

$25 per adult/ $10 per child

1-4pm

706-485-4530

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May 18

International Museum Day

706-485-4530

May 30

Annual Portfoli OH!

Exhibition

706-340-8395

June 14

Annual Strawberry Moon Tea

$25 adult/ $10 child

706-485-4530

June 21

Bird House Competition

Annual

$5 per submission

706-485-4530

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October 15

P. P. Carter and The Lost Cause

Exhibition

706-485-4530

September 27

Annual Making Masters with UGA

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day



Artist Reception 4-6pm

Free to the Public

706-485-4530

Dec 10

Medieval Mary Garden Nativity

Lecture

$10 adult/ $5 youth

6 pm

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