Visitors to the Morris Museum of Art will have an opportunity this week to view the sport of golf through the works of leading contemporary artists.
“This has been one of our most popular exhibits,” said marketing director Nicole McLeod of the collection, entitled Fore! Images in Golf in Art.
In all, there are 35 works that include lithographs, paints and drawings – and vintage photographs taken in Augusta.
“There is a Frank Christian Sr. photo of Augusta National, and also a Frank Christian Jr. image of Bobby Jones, smoking a cigar, watching the Masters,” she said.
The exhibit, on display through April 15, also includes landscapes by Linda Hartough, a painting of Tiger Woods by LeRoy Neiman and other interesting works by Dan Rizzie and Will Barnet. Local artists featured in the exhibit include Philip Morseberger, the late Bill Maypole and Jace McTier.
Also on display throughout Masters Week is an exhibit entitled, Eudora Welty: Twenty Photographs, that includes images drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.
Shot in Mississippi in the late 1930s to early 1940s, the photographs depict the rural poor and convey the want and worry of the Great Depression, according to a museum summary of the exhibit.
Also featured is Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier, with works by well-known artists Frederic Remington, Samuel Colman, Alfred Jacob Miller, Karl Bodmer, and John Frederick Kensett. All 60 works in the exhibition are from the collection of banker Arthur J. Phelan.
The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the
art and artists of the American South.
The museum’s permanent collection of 5,000 works of art, dating from the late-18th century to the present, represents every aspect of the region’s visual culture.