G.W. Morrison at 200 Closing Celebration
Thursday, April 8, 5 PM-7 PM
6 PM Curator’s Tour
Join us on Thursday, April 8 from 5 PM-7 PM for a closing celebration of the exhibition G.W. Morrison at 200! This special exhibition features the work of George William Morrison (1820 – 1893), an early Indiana painter whose remarkable career centered in New Albany. The Carnegie Center’s Morrison Collection is on display along with newly discovered, donated, borrowed, and conserved artworks that enlarge what we know about Morrison, his family, and artistic achievements.
At 6 PM you can join a guided tour of the exhibition with Al Gorman, curator of G.W. Morrison at 200 and the Carnegie Center’s Coordinator of Public Programs and Engagement.
During your visit, you can experience the educational film A Reason to Remember: A Virtual New Albany Field Trip, created in collaboration with four other historic sites in New Albany: Town Clock Church, Culbertson Mansion, Scribner House, and Division Street School. You can also pick up an art kit with “pouncing” materials, and supplies to make your own egg tempera painting, and learn about these historic art-making methods that would have been used in George Morrison’s time (free while supplies last).
Enjoy refreshments, complimentary wine, and live music as you explore G.W. Morrison at 200 in its final stretch, along with all the Carnegie Center has to offer. If you can’t make it to the closing event on Thursday, April 8, G.W. Morrison at 200 is on display through Saturday, April 10. The Carnegie Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM-5 PM.
Mask wearing and social distancing are requested during your visit.
We can’t wait to see you for this special event!
(L) George W. Morrison, From the Mirror (self-portrait), 1855, oil on canvas. Collection of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.
(R) George W. Morrison, Prize Livestock of Thornburgh Farm, Posey Township, Fayette County, IN, c. 1850, framed oil on canvas. Collection of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, donated by Cheryl Johnson, conservation partially funded by Mr. and Mrs. David Reinhardt.