Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fore! Images of Golf in Art

On Display at Augusta, Georgia’s Morris Museum of Art Masters Week

Organized by the Morris Museum of Art, Fore! Images in Golf Art opens on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The exhibition includes more than twenty-five works of art—photographs, paintings, and drawings by such well-known artists as LeRoy Neiman, Will Barnet, Tim Clark, Ray Ellis, Lucy McTier, Dan Rizzie, Linda Hartough, Frank Christian, and Philip Morsberger, among others. It remains on view through April 15, 2012.

“Through a wide variety of traditional mediums and through subjects as wide-ranging as Dan Rizzie’s depiction of actor Bill Murray in character in Caddyshack to LeRoy Neiman’s dramatic oil portrait of Tiger Woods, from photographs of legendary players to a painting of the storied clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club, the exhibition explores and celebrates the history of golf, its inherent beauty, and its place in our culture. This is especially true here in Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters Tournament and Mecca to serious fans of the sport,” said Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art.

Related Events

Thursday, March 22, 6:00 p.m.
Fore the Love of Golf Exhibition Opening

Enjoy all the traditional trappings of the Nineteenth Hold—azalea cocktails, “Arnold Palmers,” pimento cheese sandwiches—plus putting greens and special art projects during the “Fore! the Love of Golf” party celebrating the Morris’s exhibition of the art of golf. Museum members, $5.00; nonmembers, $10.00. RSVP by calling 706-724-7501.

Friday, April 13, noon
Art at Lunch with Linda Hartough

Celebrated landscape artist Linda Hartough, who is represented in Fore! by several paintings, discusses her breathtaking depictions of some of the world’s most famous courses. Members, $10.00; nonmembers, $14.00. Preregistration required by calling 706-828-3867 by April 11.

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 five thousand works of art, dating from the late-eighteenth century to the present, represents every aspect of the region’s visual culture. The Morris is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.

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