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Past Exhibitions

Impressive”  Joe Thaler, Greenville, SC

April 5-May 31, 2014

Twitter This: First Annual Birds in Art Exhibition. Spanning four centuries of art, 27 artworks feature birds as focal motif or accent. Nineteenth century birdwatchers include French American John James Audubon, American South Meeker, and French Impressionist Madame Louise Germain. More contemporary bird watchers include Jean Hans Arp, Gary Hudson, William McVey, and Shona artist Leman Moses. Interior museum galleries will be filled with botanicals including a songbird aviary setting, a barnyard setting, and a waterfowl setting. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars. The six week exhibition will end with a bird house competition for all ages. more

 

September 18-October 18, 2013

Making Masters V: Juried Works by Second Year MFA Students at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art: Curated by MFA Art History Students and UGA Faculty. This juried exhibition applies the curatorial skills of UGA graduate art history students to select, interpret, and present original works created by artists in the MFA studio art program. UGA's three-year MFA program includes Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metals, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. more

 

February 14-June 20, 2013

3nd Annual Winter Garden/ Festival of Nations

Orignal paintings by regional artists including Kanayo Ede, J.C. Seo, Laura Dillon, Maya Evantov, and Shkolnik. Virtual Tour

 

December 1, 2012- June 15, 2013

Made in China: New Works by Hnery Ransom

Tennessee native and lifelong Georgia resident Henry Ransom  produces elegant luminous paintings known for extraordinary attention to detail, intricate composition, and rich content. The exhibition features drawings and paintings created from 2008-2012, years when he spends half of each year in Shanghai. Listed in Who’s Who of American Art and American Artists: “An Illustrated Survey of Leading American Contemporaries,” Ransom obtained his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Georgia. The artist's works are held in the collections of museums across the US. more



September 15-October 13, 2012 

Making Masters IV: Juried Works by Second Year MFA Students at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art: Curated by MFA Art History Students and UGA Faculty. This juried exhibition applies the curatorial skills of UGA graduate art history students to select, interpret, and present original works created by artists in the MFA studio art program. UGA's three-year MFA program includes Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metals, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.  Virtual Tour

 

February 14-June 20, 2012

2nd Annual Winter Garden/ Festival of Nations

Two exhibitions of orignal paintings by regional artists including Kanayo Ede, J.C. Seo, Laura Dillon, Maya Evantov, and Shkolnik. Virtual Tour

 

January 17-February 4, 2012

2nd Annual Portfoli Oh!:

Drawings and Renderings by Studio AP Students in North Oconee and Barrow-Winder Counties

Curated by AP Studio Art Teachers. Over 50 original works by developing artists in the Studio Art Advanced Placement Program. Artists and instructors greet visitors and describe their work. Honorary Dinner for Students, Parents, and Teachers with Guest Speakers on Art Careers. Virtual Tour

 

September 15-October 15, 2011

Making Masters III: Juried Works by Second Year MFA Students at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art: Curated by MFA Art History Students and UGA Faculty. This juried exhibition applies the curatorial skills of UGA graduate art history students to select, interpret, and present original works created by artists in the MFA studio art program. UGA's three-year MFA program includes Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metals, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.  Virtual Tour

 

February 3- 17, 2011

Eyes of Shona: Through the Eyes of Frank McEwen

In Partnership with Putnam County K-12 School System
In the mid 20th century, a small group of sculptors from the Shona tribe in Zimbabwe burst on the Modern art scene in London, NY, and Paris. Their hand carved stone sculptures often fuse animal and human features and defined a unique spiritually moving style of art. This exhibit of works from MMoFA's collection of Shona sculptures were selected by art expert Frank McEwen as exemplary of the Shona art style. And they toured the US in a 1968 ground breaking exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Featured artists include John Takawira, Bernard Manyandure, Leman Moses, and Sylvester Mubayi. Come see why these artists and their work drew the ardent attention of Modern masters including Picasso. more

 

March 25-May 20, 2011

Winter Garden/ Festival of Nations

Two exhibitions of orignal paintings by regional artists including Kanayo Ede, J.C. Seo, Laura Dillon, Maya Evantov, and Shkolnik.

 

March 10- March 20, 2011

Portfoli Oh!:

Drawings and Renderings by Studio AP Students in North Oconee and Barrow-Winder Counties

Curated by AP Studio Art Teachers. Works on paper by developing artists in the Studio Art Advanced Placement Program. Honorary Dinner for Students, Parents, and Teachers with Guest Speakers on Art Careers. Virtual Tour

 

September 15-October 15, 2010

Making Masters II: Juried Works by Second Year MFA Students at the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art: Curated by MFA Art History Students and UGA Professor Dr. Asen Kirin. This juried exhibition applies the curatorial skills of UGA graduate art history students to select, interpret, and present original works created by students in the MFA studio art program. UGA's three-year MFA program includes Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metals, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. The Artist Reception on September 25 is held in conjunction with MMoFA's participation in the Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Virtual Tour

 

February 13, 2010 - December 31, 2010
From Dust to Dirt: Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings by Southern American Abstract Realist Henry Ransom. The exhibition of 30 oil paintings and color pencil drawings highlight Ransom's four artistic periods: Peoplscapes, Floorscapes, Sheetscapes, and Earthscapes. Listed in Who's Who in American Art and illustrated in the book Leading American Contemporary Artists, Ransom's works are held in collections of numerous museums throughout the United States. The artist draws upon his American South background and world travels to create exquisite luminescent carefully constructed spaces or "landscapes" of found objects from an aerial perspective. The artist obtained his BFA and MFA from the University of Georgia. Virtual Tour

January 27 - February 11, 2010
South of Broadway: Original Works by Alexander Z.  Kruse (1888-1972)
Co-produced with the K-12 Putnam County School
Born in the immigrant slums of 19th century New York City, American Urban Realist Artist Alexander Zadine Kruse won lifetime acclaim as artist, teacher, art critic, and author of books including the semi-autobiographical novel East of Broadway and best selling book on how to draw and paint. This is the premier exhibition of works by this WPA artist in Georgia. The exhibition presents Kruse paintings, etchings, and lithographs as well as student art created in homage to the artist.  In collaboration with MMoFA, Putnam County students performed original research, developed the content for wall cards, installed the exhibition, produced the exhibition catalogue, organized the opening gala reception, created graphics to unify the promotional campaign, produced a documentary film on the artist, and trained volunteer community docents. More

 

September 25- October 31, 2009
Making Masters: Selected Works by Second Year MFA Students at the University of Georgia. Curated by Dr. Asen Kirin. The exhibition includes works by nine young artists: Doug Barton, Denton Crawford, Jody Fang, Helen Farmer, Craig Hawkins, Layet Johnson, An Pham, Marie Porterfield, Chase Westfall. All participants are second-year students in the Master of Fine Arts program from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA. This three-year program includes Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fabric Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metals, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. Virtual Tour

 

March 14, 2009 

About Face: Self-portraits by 7th Grade Students at Putnam County Middle School

December 2-31, 2006: "CollegeBoard Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibition"
This exhibition features 30 award winning original works of art by secondary students in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program sponsored by the CollegeBoard. Selected from over 24,000 art portfolios submitted from around the world for evaluation by college porfessors and art experts, the works represent some of the highest quality art produced by our young generation.

 

Jan 1- December 31, 2008

A Heart for Art

This endearing exhibition features original works by such well loved artists as Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, Calder, Delacroix, Millet, Miro, Cezanne, and Dali. Highlights of thee exhibition include two watercolors of Don Quihote by Salvador Dali, an Aubusson tapestry by Modern master Alexander Calder, a Picasso terra cotta face jug, and a charcoal drawing by Jean Francois Millet.


June 15-November 20, 2006

The Magic of Madison
Come view 15 color photographs that depict the colorful people and places that led Travel Holiday Magazine to name Madison, Georgia, the "Best Small Town in America." Selected by a panel of nationally renowned photojournalists and chosen from over 20,000 images, these works display the unmistakable talent of photojournalist students at the University of Georgia. Co-sponsored with the Madison/Morgan Chamber of Commerce.

 

May 6-7, 2006

A-Flat: A Funky Little Art Thing
Once again, the Museum, in partnership with Morgan County art teachers presented winning artistic and musical creations of the K-12 students (public schools and home schooling families) in a lively intimate museum setting.

 

April 22, 2006

Art Walk 2006
Adults and young people enjoyed viewing original works of art in five private collections.  Works by important  deceased artists will include Milton Avery, Adolf Gottlieb, and Theodore Wendel. Featured living artists will include Georgia sculptor Oliver Porter  and Georgia ceramicist Elizabeth Collins. Each home on the tour will also feature one work from the Museum's permanent collection in a vignette, enabling visitors to build familiarity and appreciation for the Museum's permanent collection and to make a intimate informed relationship with several objects.

 

October 8, 2005

A Monumental Journey: With the National Monuments Foundation
MMoFA's inaugural traveling exhibtion featured two outstanding bronze statues, "Peace" and "Justice" by internationally renowned living Scottish sculptor Alexander Stoddart. Created in the Classical style, these statues each measure 8 1/2 feet tall and weigh 1 1/5 tons each. Arriving on a forty foot-long horse-drawn caisson led by four black Percheron horses in full dress and a color guard parade,the statues rested for two days at the Museum before making their way to the Atlanta Millenium Gate, the largest monument of its kind to be constructed since the Jefferson Memorial. Sponsored by the National Monuments Fondation and The Coca Cola Company, the exhibition drew rave reviews.

 

May 6-7, 2005

Morgan County Youth Art Exhibition
The K-12 youth in Morgtan County dazzled parents and international tourists with their sensational visual art and musical creations in this temporary exhibition at the museum.

 

April 21, 2005

Art Walk 2005
This temporary pedestrian-friendly art exhibition offers a unique opportunity to experience fine visual art and antebellum architecture. Six art collectors in historic Madison open their homes and art collections to the beginning and discriminating art appreciator. The exhibition features original works by 19th century French Impressionist Madame Louise Germain who painted with Paul Cezanne in Aix-en- Provence, Modern artist Raphael Soyer, and Abstract Expressionist Baroness Hilla Rebay who founded the Museum of Non-Objective Art in New York, later renamed the Solomon R. Guggenhiem Museum. The exhibition also features works by Contemporary Georgia artists Henry Cleveland Ransom whose works are held in five U.S. museums and plein air painter Gary Weiss, professor at the Atlanta Portfolio School who will be found at the easel in the garden of one antebellum residence.

 

February 12, 2005

An Artful Affair: Rembrandt and Boucher 
Displayed on location at the Ritz Carlton Lodge at Lake Oconee, this spectacular offsite temporary museum exhibition features Rembrandt's magnificant oil on panel, "Portrait of an Old Man," Francois Boucher's seductive oil on canvas titled "Cupid with Torch," and Old Master Jean Le Clerc's monumental oil on canvas, "Adoration of the Shepherds." Other featured artists include Richard Lindner, Milton Avery, and James Audubon. Contemporary artists Thomas Prochnow, Henry Cleveland Ransom,Jr., and Jean Westmacott were aslo featured.

 

May 5-6, 2004

Morgan County Youth Art Exhibition
The Madison Museum of Fine Art, in partnership with the local art teachers at the Morgan County public school, present winning K-12 youth visual art creations in a museum setting where children, parents, and visitors can view these children's works hanging in the same room as a Picasso!

 

April 15, 2004

Art Walk 2004
This intimate visual art exhibition features original works from five private collections in antebellum Madison, Georgia. Homeowners, acting as docents, offer personal tours of their historic homes and art collections. Master artists featured include Whistler, Cassatt, Manet, Renoir, and Gorky, and a rare collection of Rose Medallion Porcelain.

 

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