Augusta museum home to diverse artwork
Morris Museum of Art in Downtown Augusta showcases a variety of talent, with different exhibits each month. It was founded in 1985 as a non-profit foundation by William S. Morris III. The Morris Museum celebrates art, science, history, and the performing arts by providing engaging exhibitions and programs. The Museum aims to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
It costs only $5 for students to experience pieces like Preacher by Benny Andrews, an oil and collage on canvas. Though at first glance this piece just looks like a funny pose to mimic, as you look closely you can see passion expressed through his body and face. It seems as if he was pointing to a crowd and saying, “This seat is here for someone who is lost.”
Palm Grove, Florida by George F. Higgins which is oil on board, is a work of art that really represents Florida well, with the palm trees, beautiful sunset, and water. It emotes a relaxed, soothing feeling, making the viewer wish they were there to enjoy it.
Bayou Teche by Meyer Straus is oil on canvas. With the lighting, this piece brings both mystery and wonder, yet a sense of calm and peace. You can’t help but get lost in the scenery of the picture and really ponder if such a scene exists in the world.
Morris Museum not only teaches you history with art, but it also gives you a sense of appreciation for it. If you are looking for a place to learn something new, then I suggest heading to Morris Museum of Art.
Right to left: Preacher by Benny Andrews, Bayou Teche by Meyer Straus, Palm Grove, Florida by George F. Higgins,