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G.W. Morrison at 200

Opening February 5, 2021

December 22, 2020 will mark the 200th anniversary of George William Morrison’s birth in Baltimore, MD in the year 1820. He went on to become New Albany’s favorite 19th century artist and an important early Indiana painter. To celebrate, the Carnegie Center for Art and History will present a special exhibition of the artist’s work (G.W. Morrison at 200) to be held in our main galleries, opening on February 5, 2021. This exhibition will be buoyed by thrilling important discoveries and newly conserved artworks. Look for more info in the coming weeks.  

Featured image: Here is a very rare, newly discovered, hand-tinted image of G.W. Morrison that has come to light. This is a small ambrotype, which was a unique and early photo method created by using sensitized glass. The peak period of this photo method was about 1854 to the mid 1860’s, which helps us to approximately date when this image was created. Ambrotypes are very fragile and this one is damaged, and a rare survivor. From the Garner Family Collection in Memory of Katherine Reynold Sims.

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