The Thomson/McDuffie County Library is playing host to a Morris Museum of Art panel exhibition featuring reproductions of 18 of the best known works from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition is on view during regular hours at the library at 338 Main Street in Thomson through Thursday, Sept. 6.
The exhibition includes some of the museum's most popular images, including Nicola Marschall's charming Young Girl with Cat; Thomas Satterwhite Noble's stirring indictment of slavery, The Price of Blood; Louis L. Betts's, impressionist masterpiece, The Yellow Parasol; Lamar Dodd's depiction of a Depression Era retail shopping experience, Bargain Basement; and Bessie Nickens's ode to a joyous Southern childhood, Hide and Seek.
With the support of the Georgia Council for the Arts, The Morris Museum of Art's exhibition will be displayed in public facilities in eight Georgia counties - Burke, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, and Warren - that do not have major visual art institutions of their own.
"We were very pleased to be presented with this challenge, since we had been seeking ways to reach out to neighboring counties, and the Georgia Council provided us with the means to do that," said Morris Museum director Kevin Grogan.
Also, the local library is playing host to the River of Words exhibition - a collection of writing and art culled from students across the state.